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Old 09-22-2011, 09:57 AM   #31
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Default Re: kombucha 101 thread! *tiny update and question post 25*

It doesn't matter. A really small one might take longer but it doesn't matter either way.
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:23 AM   #32
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Okay, I'm ready to bottle my tea to make it fizzy. I keep reading that putting it into glass bottles can make it explode. I had been planning on using canning jars with lids...what do you guys use? If I only leave it for, say 3 days, is there any chance of it exploding?
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:33 AM   #33
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I have never had one explode. I did have a cork fly off before though.
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Default Re: kombucha 101 thread! *another question #32*

i have never had mine explode. i do make sure to leave some head room and i don't screw the lid on super tight either.
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:23 AM   #35
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Default Re: kombucha 101 thread! *another question #32*

I'm getting excited about this! I got it all bottled up in glass canning jars with fruit (1 with peach puree, 1 with strawberry puree and 2 with blueberry puree). I didn't think to taste it, until I had it all mostly poured into the jars with fruit...it was really good. Tasted like apple cider. I'm so excited to taste the fruity versions soon. I got another batch brewing right away and next time I'll try some fizzy without fruit. I'm aleady thinking I'm going to need a second glass gallon jar.
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:39 AM   #36
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Default Re: kombucha 101 thread! *another question #32*

Rock on. I've got mine in glass canning jars (quart size) and no issues so far. That's how MIL has been doing it for a year or two with no issues as well.

I need another gallon jar too.

Off to have some raspberry!!!
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I really want to do this! Where can a girl get a scoby?
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:02 PM   #38
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Anyone that makes kombucha gets "baby" scobys, so you just need to find someone local that makes it. I'm sure you could have someone mail it to you as well, if necessary. I randomly found my scoby on my local facebook garage sale site...but we live in a town of 1000 so I knew by second hand the gal who had a scoby and felt safe getting one from her.
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It can explode. Will it? Highly unlikely. Highly. I usually do my 2nd ferment for at least 7 days and I've never had an explosion. Just fyi you may not get fizz in only 3 days but it will still taste good

Mandy, I mail SCOBYs but I am notoriously slow about it.
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What about this?

http://www.foodrenegade.com/how-to-g...ombucha-scoby/
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I'd say, give it a try!
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, I've done it, it works! Using two bottles will take less time.

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Rock on. I've got mine in glass canning jars (quart size) and no issues so far. That's how MIL has been doing it for a year or two with no issues as well.

I need another gallon jar too.

Off to have some raspberry!!!
I brew 6 gallons at a time.
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So, all the boys tried some peach fizzy kombucha today. ds1's comment "It's zappy apple juice!" If I can convince dd to try it, I'm sure she would like it too. This is good stuff!
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It is good, isn't it!!
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check theaters that sell pickles.. they often have glass jars that they just throw away....
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