Indiana folks: My Momma is coming down here on the 24-31st and she can bring back a SCOBY for you so you can make you own, too. Talk to her or myself about making arrangement for me to send you a SCOBY.
|Mine. Find it @ Target.|
To make Kombucha you will boil 4 cups of water (reverse osmosis or filtered). Once boiling add in 1 2/3 cups of organic cane sugar. Stir until dissolved then place 5 bags of organic black or green tea. Let steep for at least 2 hours. (Turn off the heat.) Then, pour your sweet, sweet tea into your brewing container (glass only), add in the rest of the water (another 12 cups), now you will gently place the SCOBY (that I can send home with my mom and you guys can figure out pick up) on top of the tea. It might sink, might not. Its not a big deal. Now, pour the starter kombucha on top. Cover this container with a kitchen towel and place a rubber band around the top so nothing ooky (bugs/dust) finds its way in there. Put the whole thing into a cabinet or other dark out of the way place that is going to remain somewhat warmish/not cold. I have an empty cabinet that mine goes in and its just fine in there. Check on your Kombucha every day. Make sure that nothing weird is going on in there. I don't want to scare you, but when you look at these images, it will give you an idea of what you are and AREN'T looking for.
|Good. Very healthy Kombucha with a very established SCOBY that is reproducing nicely.|
Happy Brewing, y'all! :)