Author Topic: Kombucha  (Read 64 times)

Offline mdyer909

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Kombucha
« on: May 12, 2020, 10:02:55 PM »
Made a batch today using the Feb 2019 Zymurgy recipe.  My scoby was from White Labs.  Their website says to use a cup of vinegar which wasn’t mentioned in Zymurgy recipe.  Anyone make this before?

Offline pete b

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Re: Kombucha
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2020, 11:20:32 PM »
Never made it with a purchased Scoby, always one saved by myself or others. Adding vinegar, especially that much, seems weird to me.
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Re: Kombucha
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2020, 12:06:23 PM »
They are probably recommending this because you aren't starting from a previous batch of kombucha. Most SCOBYs are started from a prior batch and have some of the prior kombucha to help adjust the pH.

If it were me, I'd just dump 4-8 ounces from a kombucha I like into the starter instead of straight vinegar. But I'm not a big vinegar fan myself, so YMMV.
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Offline mdyer909

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Re: Kombucha
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2020, 12:32:56 PM »
Ok, thanks folks!