(Closed) Any bees make kombucha?

posted 5 years ago in Food
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Love kombucha haven’t ever made my own…. would love to hear how it turns out!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My husband’s cousin’s husband makes it and it is so good.  He wants to teach us how.

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Helper bee

@les105:  my biggest tip is to use Irish Breakfast – it’s a “bolder” black tea and the resulting ‘buch is stronger. I like mine pretty intense!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Never made it myself but I love it!!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@les105:  Yes! I do! I know you posted this a while ago but I just started a new batch tonight. This one’s getting started from a bottle of plain kombucha– about a cup of it to 1/2 gallon of the sweet tea solution. I like that method since it’s easier than ordering culture, and I killed my last culture by letting it sit for too long, and the kombucha turned into vinegar.

After 5 days to a week of fermentation, check your kombucha. Don’t let it sit for longer than a week or so without testing it! The speed of fermentation varies with the room temperature, and it’s really really gross and incredibly acidic if it sits for too long.

Good homemade kombucha is the best! I love it, especially when I catch it at just the right stage and it’s really good and fizzy. I’ve found that using whole-leaf green tea (I buy it in bulk from my food coop) makes the best-tasting and fizziest kombucha.

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