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    It's a great evening thing for me after I've hit my 8pm no more food cutoff time. I am an evening nibbler and it keeps me from doing that. I have some weight to lose. I love the taste of it. Got turned on to it (bush tea) after reading a few of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency books. Delightful books for those of you who are readers out there.
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    I like Republic of Tea Double Red rooibos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleobird View Post

    The guy who runs that site I linked you to is really great. He sells all the "stuff" for making kombucha but gives away a series of tutorial videos for free, even if you don't buy anything. He has this continuous brew technique that involves a water cooler size brew tank with a spigot. You just leave the scoby in place and tap off what you need into bottles for secondary fermentation and replace with new tea at the top. It sounds like a lot less hassle than sterilizing everything and fussing with strainers and funnels, etc. I am hoping to put him in touch with Mark so that maybe we can have a kombucha brewing workshop at PrimalCon next year.
    I have been continous brewing Kombucha for 6 months and it couldn't be easier. The main piece of equipment is a 2+ gallon glass jar with a spigot on the bottom. I got mine at World Market - this time of year they are easy to find. I made my own starter Scoby from store bought Kombucha.

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    I've been using Rooibos in my continuous brewer for months. It's great! I'm also very sensitive to caffeine which is why I started using it. And I highly recommend a continous brew system-makes things so much easier.
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    How often do you have to do "something" to the continuous brewing system? I travel often for work, and am out of town for 3-5 nights approximately 2-3 times per month. Would there be a problem if I left it unattended while gone? I bought a dehydrated scoby but haven't had time to do anything with it yet. Am currently out of town for 2 weeks because my 17 year old is having surgery out of state in Texas on Tuesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrianag View Post
    I have been continous brewing Kombucha for 6 months and it couldn't be easier. The main piece of equipment is a 2+ gallon glass jar with a spigot on the bottom. I got mine at World Market - this time of year they are easy to find. I made my own starter Scoby from store bought Kombucha.
    Help me! I look at the bottles of kombucha and get the willies. I'm usually pretty courageous about tryng new things but not this one. Anything slimy gags me. What does it taste like. Do you get a slimy feel from the floating stuff?
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    I just made rooibos with some strawberry tea for a refreshing iced tea. Digby I haven't tried kombucha either, it's expensive in the market I shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DKSABS View Post
    How often do you have to do "something" to the continuous brewing system? I travel often for work, and am out of town for 3-5 nights approximately 2-3 times per month. Would there be a problem if I left it unattended while gone? I bought a dehydrated scoby but haven't had time to do anything with it yet. Am currently out of town for 2 weeks because my 17 year old is having surgery out of state in Texas on Tuesday.
    I just re-fill mine once a week, rather than pouring out one or two bottles a day and having to constantly re-fill it. So as long as you're not away for more than a week or so, it should be fine. And even if you end up leaving it too long and it gets vinegar-y, it can still be salvaged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digby View Post
    Help me! I look at the bottles of kombucha and get the willies. I'm usually pretty courageous about tryng new things but not this one. Anything slimy gags me. What does it taste like. Do you get a slimy feel from the floating stuff?
    You can't even taste the "slimy stuff". It depends on what flavor you get/use as to how it tastes. I put cinnamon chips or cloves in mine and it tastes like apple cider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tradawg View Post
    I've been using Rooibos in my continuous brewer for months. It's great! I'm also very sensitive to caffeine which is why I started using it. And I highly recommend a continous brew system-makes things so much easier.
    Good to know. Thank you.

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