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 Post subject: non-sketchy scoby source?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:53 pm 
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Alrighty, I'm ready to take the home-made kombucha plunge! I have everything but the scoby, Google is surprisingly unhelpful with this - is there any where in the city to get one that isn't off some stranger's ad on craigslist? Super creeped out, probably for no good reason but I'd like my first trial to be fool proof. I know you can order ones online but delivery refrigerated items to apartments is nearly impossible!

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 Post subject: Re: non-sketchy scoby source?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:03 pm 
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if you don't get a scoby, grow your own!!!!
I made my own from a bottle of supposedly raw kombucha. look at the addicted to kombucha thread. i went to the HFS and asked the person there which one was most likely to grow me a scoby, then i followed some online directions, and now i am a proud mama of a scoby.
[some years ago i remember there was an online directly of worldwide scoby donors]

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 Post subject: Re: non-sketchy scoby source?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:07 pm 
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Yeah, I just dump a bottle of unflavored kombucha in a big jar full of cooled black tea and sugar. Only takes a few days to get a scoby if your space is fairly warm.


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 Post subject: Re: non-sketchy scoby source?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:24 pm 
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I don't think they have to be refrigerated when they're shipped. I could ship you one for the cost of shipping.

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 Post subject: Re: non-sketchy scoby source?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:38 pm 
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Come to the island! I have like eight in my fridge.


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 Post subject: Re: non-sketchy scoby source?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:01 am 
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vijita wrote:
Come to the island! I have like eight in my fridge.


aw if I could get to the island now I would!

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 Post subject: Re: non-sketchy scoby source?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:36 am 
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You know, I bet someone at Eternal Abundance could hook you up.

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 Post subject: Re: non-sketchy scoby source?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:34 am 
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j-dub wrote:
You know, I bet someone at Eternal Abundance could hook you up.


Great suggestion! I will try and get in touch with them next weekend.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:23 pm 
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Is fishelle still brewin'? We got our scobes from Andrea Potter. She used to be the chef at Radha and is the ferment queen! http://wholefoodscooking.ca/author/andrea-potter/


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 Post subject: Re: non-sketchy scoby source?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:03 pm 
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here's a tutorial for growing a scoby from store-bought kombucha that I've used with success: http://bonzaiaphrodite.com/2010/05/how- ... -kombucha/


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 Post subject: Re: non-sketchy scoby source?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:46 pm 
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Thanks for your help everyone! I am picking up one on Saturday from Rooted Nutrition's Andrea :) Yay!

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