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  • How To Grow A Kombucha SCOBY | Food Renegade

    p.s. apparently glass and stainless steel are ok
    Chris
    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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    My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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    • Tomi, did you feed the kombucha with some sugar? Also, was the kombucha you started with raw and unpasteurized? Those are the two things I can think of off the top of my head which might have prevented your SCOBY from growing.

      Demuralist-interesting about the stainless steel. I thought it was all metal to avoid. No matter for me, as I've got my half-gallon glass jars.

      I didn't drink the booch yesterday. I felt like I was on a roll with a water-only fast. But it will be consumed (well, half of it) today.

      Meatloaf update: I made that meatloaf someone suggested (Tomi, Siobhan, Nameless?) with sweet potato and raisins in it. My true test for a meatloaf is...does it taste good cold? The recipe makes three loaves, but there were no leftovers to try cold from the first one, as there was company in the house. On Monday we had the second one, and this morning I gave it a test run for breakfast. Verdict: delicious cold! And the shape held up very well. I will make this again.

      Two nights of rather disturbed sleep. Last night I slept through, but had unsettling dreams about a stray dog which was hanging around the neighborhood yesterday. We left water out for her last night, but she was obviously preying on my mind.

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      • I used a bottle of GT's Organic Raw Kombucha, Original. It does not state unpasteurized anywhere that I can find on the label. Yes, I did add sugar. I brewed the tea, added sugar, let it cool, then poured it into a glass jar with the Original Kombucha. I covered it with a paper towel and put a rubber band around the rim. Its been sitting undisturbed on my counter since August 27. There is a layer of whitish (like 1/2 cooked egg whites) stuff laying on the bottom of jar. It looks like the growth a scoby - but isn't a scoby always floating on the top of the liquid? I've read it can take up to a month to grow a new scoby.......... so I guess I just need to be patient.

        I see a new doggy in Sabine's home within a month!
        1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
        2. Eat to heal
        3. Move to live
        4. Embrace today
        5. Live with intention
        6. Respect my body
        7. Cultivate joy
        8. Find my passion
        9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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        • NO NEW DOGS!

          That sounds like a SCOBY, and no, they are not always on the top. Sometimes they are on the bottom, and sometimes they even float in the middle. Just different personalities, I guess.

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          • OH then I'm growing a scoby! YEAH!!!!!
            1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
            2. Eat to heal
            3. Move to live
            4. Embrace today
            5. Live with intention
            6. Respect my body
            7. Cultivate joy
            8. Find my passion
            9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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            • I want to do a continuous brew, so I need a spigot. I don't want to have to buy the expensive porcelain container with spigot, and the ones I find locally don't look like they would hold up to regular use (the spigots I mean).

              I may call on our local beer brewing supplier to see what they have.
              Chris
              "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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              My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

              My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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              • Originally posted by demuralist View Post
                I want to do a continuous brew, so I need a spigot. I don't want to have to buy the expensive porcelain container with spigot, and the ones I find locally don't look like they would hold up to regular use (the spigots I mean).

                I may call on our local beer brewing supplier to see what they have.
                What about this? Square Ribbed Drink Dispenser with Pouring Spigot and Stainless Steel Lid: Kitchen & Dining: Amazon.com
                Primal since March 5, 2012
                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                • Or this: Amazon.com: Georgia Peach Mason Jar Beverage Dispenser: Kitchen & Dining

                  Amazon.com: Home Basics Glass Beverage Dispenser: Home & Kitchen
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • If stainless is okay I might pick up a dispenser at the Good Will. I found a nice one there a couple weeks ago, but didn't buy it cuz it had the stainless spigot. next time I'll know better.
                    1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                    2. Eat to heal
                    3. Move to live
                    4. Embrace today
                    5. Live with intention
                    6. Respect my body
                    7. Cultivate joy
                    8. Find my passion
                    9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                    • dang, girl, I just didn't look hard enough did I?

                      According to Kombucha Kamp web site, stainless steel, glass, and porcelain are ok. Plastic and other metals are not (which makes me wonder about the plastic spigot)
                      Chris
                      "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                      My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                      My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                      • I've not seen this web-Kamp time for me to set up a tent!
                        1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                        2. Eat to heal
                        3. Move to live
                        4. Embrace today
                        5. Live with intention
                        6. Respect my body
                        7. Cultivate joy
                        8. Find my passion
                        9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                        • Almond m&ms are evil.

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                          • yes they are! right along with peanut, plain and coconut! Damn candy makers!
                            1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                            2. Eat to heal
                            3. Move to live
                            4. Embrace today
                            5. Live with intention
                            6. Respect my body
                            7. Cultivate joy
                            8. Find my passion
                            9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                            • chocolate anything with a nutty crunch I cannot resist after the first bite. If I don't put any in my mouth I am good to go, but even one will open a flood gate that ends badly for me, face smeared with chocolate, hair mussed, wild eyed, sick to my stomach, etc...very badly
                              Chris
                              "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
                              Unknown

                              My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                              My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                              • I've never had the almond ones, but the peanut ones are bad bad. like Chris, I'm better to not even start... it's like a drug for me...
                                -- Ruth

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