Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Kombucha Update Part IV

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?

Go back to the start of the series

Kombucha Part V

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