As I mentioned before I am making Kombucha but have run into a little snag. The weather!! I know it sounds weird....the weather has been beautiful here for the most part but not that warm. It takes warmth for bacteria to grow. In a dark cupboard in my kitchen it doesn't get above room temperature for more than a couple of hours a day. So this stage is taking a while. I also have to admit that I am having a hard time telling if it is ready. You are suppose to be able to tell by the smell - it loses it's sweet smell and just barely starts to smell vinegary - but there was enough of the original Kombucha and with the SCOBY that I kinda felt it smelt this way from the very beginning. Anyway here are some photos. Note that it is growing a new baby SCOBY.......does anyone want one?
The SCOBYs look like lemon slices
Next I will be bottling it for the second fermentation which will make it carbonated. And I will add a little juice. I am think a cherry pomegranate combo. So yummy....want some?