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Does your family drink it? I made a batch, and it tastes kinda like slightly sour, slightly fizzy cider. Not too bad. Three of us will drink it, and the other 2 say "no way!" Do you just continually make more than you can drink? Can you store your SCOBY? freeze it?

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ooh, where did you get the recipe? I have been drinking the bottled kind from Earthfare, and i spend a fortune on it (even though I buy it on sale and stock the entire bottom shelf of my fridge, it still adds up!) I started drinking it a couple months ago, when my family went non-dairy. (My son, almost 18 months now, has a dairy sensitivity and possibly a full-blown allergy, we're not sure yet.) But before that, i was getting good probiotics from yogurt, so after we quit dairy I started drinking the kombucha. I have to say, it has totally been an acquired taste- I hated the taste at first and now i love it.
Does anyone have any to share??

Easy to make - just get a SCOBY from one of us! I'm leaving town tomorrow, so if someone doesn't give you one this week, I can next week.
Francie said:
Easy to make - just get a SCOBY from one of us! I'm leaving town tomorrow, so if someone doesn't give you one this week, I can next week.

I am not sure where everyone who wants a SCOBY is - I am about 1/2 hr north of Charlotte and have several multilayered SCOBYs ready to share. I use a 1 gallon mason jar - we drilled holes in the metal top and lay fabric beneath, we keep them on top of the fridge to grow. We generally drink it before it ever gets to the fridge, but we have 2 batches going at all times. :-)
I will have SCOBY available to others as well. I am in the Waxhaw area. I have been using SCOBY babies for all sorts of other uses. We have a septic system, so once a month or so I will chop up a SCOBY and flush it. I believe the the bacteria and yeasts help breakdown materials in your septic and keep it 'healthy' as well. I have also recently experimented with putting SCOBY in my small pond to keep the water clear from green algae. So far the pond looks much clearer. I noticed foam on it this morning. I wonder if my pond water is becoming carbonated?! There are many frogs and tadpoles that live there as well and so far they seem to be thriving.
I started a "group" for sharing starter cultures in north/south Charlotte region. Post here if you want/have starter cultures to share.



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