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 Post subject: Blueberry Kombucha
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:11 pm 
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Woohoo!! We recently started making our own kombucha. We usually just add ginger, but we decided to try out some other options. We added a few frozen blueberries to one...it was freaking amazing. This may be my favorite yet!

Still to taste....blackberry, lemon


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I've always wanted to make my own kombucha -- its so darn expensive at WF ... any tips on how to get started?

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 Post subject: Re: Blueberry Kombucha
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I've never added fruits, but I do love adding ginger and mint!


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 Post subject: Re: Blueberry Kombucha
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blueberry kombucha sounds awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: Blueberry Kombucha
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:23 pm 
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Right on!

So as a homebrewer, I'm curious. Did you guys use a culture from a bottle of synergy or some other kombucha or did you let it go "wild"? Did you use a glass jug or plastic? I'm totally addicted to kombucha and have wanted to brew my own for a while. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Blueberry Kombucha
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popomatic wrote:
Right on!

So as a homebrewer, I'm curious. Did you guys use a culture from a bottle of synergy or some other kombucha or did you let it go "wild"? Did you use a glass jug or plastic? I'm totally addicted to kombucha and have wanted to brew my own for a while. :)


Same questions! I'm dying to try to make my own and save some money, and also to make flavors I like better.

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 Post subject: Re: Blueberry Kombucha
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Lavender-lemon is where it's at.

I don't make it anymore, but during the summer I started my own using a bottle of store-bought kombucha as the first base (the kind that comes with bits of culture floating around in it) and it was super-easy to make! I think I used this site as a reference: http://users.sa.chariot.net.au/~dna/kombucha.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Blueberry Kombucha
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After reading about your using blueberries I had to try it myself. Just tasted my batch and it was awesome!! Thanks for the tip.

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 Post subject: Re: Blueberry Kombucha
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That sounds great, and blackberry sounds even better!

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 Post subject: Re: Blueberry Kombucha
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erinwyso wrote:
I've always wanted to make my own kombucha -- its so darn expensive at WF ... any tips on how to get started?


We grew our mother scoby from a bottle of GT Kombucha. I found instructions on the internet.

I don't remember the exact measurements, but it was a bottle of Kombucha, sugar and tea. Put in a glass jar and cover with cheeseclothe and a rubberband (so it can breathe, but not let the buggies get it).

Took a few weeks, but now we can make a batch every week.


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 Post subject: Re: Blueberry Kombucha
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popomatic wrote:
Right on!

So as a homebrewer, I'm curious. Did you guys use a culture from a bottle of synergy or some other kombucha or did you let it go "wild"? Did you use a glass jug or plastic? I'm totally addicted to kombucha and have wanted to brew my own for a while. :)


We grew our own scoby, now we have several to use, since each time we brew we grow another scoby. We use a big glass jar from a jar of artichokes that we bought at Costco. Any large, glass container will do.

Look on the internet. Lots of good instructions and videos are out there.


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 Post subject: Re: Blueberry Kombucha
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I used to be a Kombucha making junkie (on the old boards my sub-nick was "baby scoby"). I moved across country and got rid of my scobys and lost interest. I do love Kombucha, though. And blueberry sounds amazing. I wonder if there is any blueberry bottled Kombucha?

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 Post subject: Re: Blueberry Kombucha
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i am just wondering when in the process you add the blueberries/or the ginger? beginning? middle? before drinking?


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 Post subject: Re: Blueberry Kombucha
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librarypunk wrote:
i am just wondering when in the process you add the blueberries/or the ginger? beginning? middle? before drinking?


After the Kombucha "brews" for about a week, I strain it, bottle it, put in additions and put cap on bottle. Leave out for about 3 days and then refrigerate. Enjoy cold!


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 Post subject: Re: Blueberry Kombucha
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Lachesis wrote:
I used to be a Kombucha making junkie (on the old boards my sub-nick was "baby scoby"). I moved across country and got rid of my scobys and lost interest. I do love Kombucha, though. And blueberry sounds amazing. I wonder if there is any blueberry bottled Kombucha?


Oregon Kombucha sells kombucha starter kits and they have a blueberry flavor! I've been looking into making my own kombucha too and since my co-op has these kits I think I'll buy one, and blueberry seems like the best flavor option. I wish they carried the coconut and strawberry ones though!


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 Post subject: Re: Blueberry Kombucha
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Lachesis wrote:
I used to be a Kombucha making junkie (on the old boards my sub-nick was "baby scoby"). I moved across country and got rid of my scobys and lost interest. I do love Kombucha, though. And blueberry sounds amazing. I wonder if there is any blueberry bottled Kombucha?


I haven't seen any around here, but who knows. I just started making my own because it was so darn expensive to buy all the time.


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