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Old 09-20-2014, 07:11 PM   #16
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No, I haven't noticed anything like that, HE.


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I tried a new flavor of KT today. It was like a root beer flavor, called Earth. We might try to copy it - saspirilla, burdock root, dandelion root, molasses, etc. It was pretty good


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Old 09-21-2014, 03:49 AM   #17
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I'm bottling today. Wild cherry for the kids and an experiment for me. I want to try lemonbalm & chamomile.
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love kombucha and got by scoby a few months ago. been making a gallon a week! lol! both dh and i drink it, but haven't gotten the kids into it yet.

i love doing sugar free lemonade in the second ferment. but really all i do is add it to the kombucha and then drink. :P

i want to try ginger! going to bottle some right now, so will do that!
do you put the second ferment in the fridge?
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I let the second ferment sit for 2-3 days then out it in the fridge. So nice and bubbly that way.
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do any of you have wells? and, has having a scoby and washing dishes ever been a problem for you?
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I'm bottling today. Wild cherry for the kids and an experiment for me. I want to try lemonbalm & chamomile.
I just picked up some discounted wild cherry juice at Big Lots yesterday. Hoping to try some as a 2F when this batch is ready to try on Thursday.

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love kombucha and got by scoby a few months ago. been making a gallon a week! lol! both dh and i drink it, but haven't gotten the kids into it yet.

i love doing sugar free lemonade in the second ferment. but really all i do is add it to the kombucha and then drink. :P

i want to try ginger! going to bottle some right now, so will do that!
do you put the second ferment in the fridge?
Your dh willndrink it? Jealous. My dh won't even touch 2f with fruit.
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We have a well, no issues for us. But our water is not soft a little on the hard side.
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Your dh willndrink it? Jealous. My dh won't even touch 2f with fruit.
well he's fairly open to all this natural stuff including harvesting wild mushrooms off trees to make himself tea. lol!
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what about septics? I don't know if it is true or not, but I heard that scobys can grow in them?
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Bottled my very first batch for the second ferment today!!!
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Awesome bottles!
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what about septics? I don't know if it is true or not, but I heard that scobys can grow in them?
I've read this too. A few times. So I'm super careful to not let any SCOBY pieces go down my drain. They do grow! And it would make sense that they could grow in a septic tank. I've read stories of them growing and clogging the tank. Even if it's not true, I'd rather be safe than sorry!
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So, Sarah, kombucha/pregnancy question for you - did you consume KT regularly during previous pregnancies, and if so, did you test Group B Strep positive at all? I was negative with ds1 and positive with ds2... I am hoping that my increased probiotic intake (I really need to step up on the sauerkraut... and possibly start back up with milk kefir, too.. when does testing happen again? ) will lead to another negative so that I don't have to be on antibiotics during delivery again this time around..

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I've read this too. A few times. So I'm super careful to not let any SCOBY pieces go down my drain. They do grow! And it would make sense that they could grow in a septic tank. I've read stories of them growing and clogging the tank. Even if it's not true, I'd rather be safe than sorry!
interesting! we are on a septic too. i'll have to use some precautions!

...what do to with a bowl full of unwanted scobies?!?!?! any ideas??
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You can cut up SCOBYs into little pieces and eat them, they taste kind of like Sour Patch Kids. You can compost them, too. I've read that dogs will eat them but that seems a little risky to me since even a small amount of alcohol isn't good for animals.

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