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by 1005 · about 17 hours ago

I transferred the jar where I'm growing my scoby to the pilot light on top of my stove and it seems to be doing better allready, but I noticed some of the scoby was submerged so I (stupidly) went in with a plastic knife and tried to bring it above... (more)

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Scratch 0 · March 23, 2013 at 10:59 PM

It's fine. You didn't hurt it.

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by 1005 · about 17 hours ago

I wanted to start brewing my own kombucha, so I mixed my own sweetened with storebought kombucha in a glass jar which I covered with a piece of cloth, as per standard percedure, and the scoby is growing at half the speed of smell. I put it in... (more)

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Linds 0 · April 06, 2013 at 11:39 AM

I have a heating strip--it totally fixed this issue for me. You can get one here or you can go out to your local hardware store and find any comparable heater (probably cheaper). Ideally kombucha should be brewed around 75F. Lower temps are ok,... (more)

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by 78417 · about 17 hours ago

I have 4 different probiotics and provide hundreds of good bacteria for a strong immune system. You can grow at home for a lifetime with just a little care. I have water kefir grains, milk kefirgrains, kombucha scoby and jun scobies. My website... (more)

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by 671 · about 18 hours ago

Has anyone come across data on the make-up of the actual kombucha scoby? I know people have come up with interesting ways to eat them. But what are you actually eating?

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greymouser 0 · December 11, 2012 at 4:10 PM

If it was dried and crushed, I'd wager it'd have a somewhat similar profile to nutritional yeast by weight. Possible less selenium and protein, but likely about the same.

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by 40 · about 18 hours ago

Well, a few months ago, I tried brewing some kombucha, but haven't touched it for several months. Basically, I started with a sweetened black and green tea mixture as has been suggested here by many. I added a bottle of GT's kombucha with a... (more)

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olimay 0 · June 03, 2012 at 5:08 AM

Looks like a great start! I can't see any big problems from the picture. The KT should be okay to drink, but might be a little more fizzy/beerlike than usual. It looks like the culture produced the CO_2 that it pushed the SCOBY up. At least we... (more)

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by 1467 · about 18 hours ago

This Morning I discovered some greyish thing growing on my scoby. Is it mold or is it growing another scoby? It doesn't look mouldy but its definitely slimy. This is the second batch i've made so I don't know much about Kombucha but I don't want... (more)

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Josh_M 0 · May 16, 2012 at 2:07 PM

I agree with jjtitus - looks like new scoby growth (but that pic is not very clear) - my scobies have similar colorations - almost a milky whitish color. Mold looks like mold - typically fuzzy & black or blush in color. I trust my nose too if... (more)

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by 1706 · about 18 hours ago

I've been meaning to make kombucha for a while now. I found a person a little over an hour away who has SCOBYs he will give me, but I never seem to make it up there to get them. I have looked online and I can't seem to find a good guide to... (more)

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Kation 0 · April 23, 2012 at 3:20 AM

You need to get a starter culture from somewhere, whether it's commercial kombucha or a donated or mail-order SCOBY. As far as I know, kombucha is not like sourdough: you can't get the right balance of the right microorganisms just using... (more)

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by 455 · about 18 hours ago

I've heard mixed things about this, but is (homemade) kombucha good to drink on such a diet? Or is this one of those things where it depends on the person? To help me decide if I should give it a try I tried looking up what kinds of species are... (more)

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invisible_ink 0 · August 05, 2011 at 10:18 AM

I personally would not think that drinking kombucha while trying to eliminate candida makes sense as there is definitely left over sugar that is not consumed by the yeast which could effectively feed the candida in your body. This is completely... (more)

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by 5132 · about 18 hours ago

Just finished making my Kombucha and tasted some before bottling it and putting it in the fridge to add some fizz. It tastes very strong and I don't think I can drink something this strong. Should I: Add some water before storing it in the... (more)

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g_ 0 · July 16, 2011 at 10:09 PM

scoby is fine. even if it's not (and i'm sure it is), you can just add a bit of that strong brew you've got and all will be well. when you say it this batch tastes strong, do you mean it's very sour, like vinegar? that's what happens when it... (more)