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pemagetchel Posted at 2006/03/28 6:32pm reply to

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Hello:


I was wondering if anybody has any experience brewing thier own kombucha. I would like to brew my own kombucha but have no idea where to start. Im new to the group and Austin I really look forward to meeting everybody at the next potluck.

thanks,
Dana
chrisB Posted at 2006/03/28 8:58pm reply to

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welcome! well I'm not really sure about kombucha but I think its similar to growing mushrooms, and I know a good amount about growing those. Not too long ago on craigslist.com someone was giving some starter jars of kombucha away. I'll look into growing/brewing some kombucha, I've been interested in doing that aswell. I'll get back to you.
Jamie Posted at 2006/03/29 9:57am reply to

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cool pic
pemagetchel Posted at 2006/03/29 9:29pm reply to

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I actually have most of what i need to start brewing. However i dont know where can find kombucha culture here in Austin.Does anyone know where i might be able to buy or find some kombucha culture?? Chris that would be awesome if you could find out how to grow bucha? I priced out on the internet for like 10-20 buck a mushroom


Thanks jamie. It was take at zilker garden. there are so many beautiful benches there.
chrisB Posted at 2006/03/29 9:58pm reply to

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Ok, well I was looking around to find how to grow the "mushroom" and found a few things, but nothing with to much detail. I did however find quite a few articles on the effects of kombucha. I had always heard that it was good for you and what not, but now I'm not so sure about that. I mostly read that there was alot of unexplained severe illnesses associated with drinking kombucha. I've had it on a few occasions and enjoyed it somewhat. I found it hard to drink a whole bottle though. It would usualy take me a few days. I'm going to keep looking into growing it. I enjoy growing things even if I am not going to consume it. awesome
pemagetchel Posted at 2006/04/02 9:33pm reply to

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I did more research on brewing kmobucha and found that most of the incidents of illness had to do with conatamination in home brewing systems.I am looking into buying the dried mushrooms.from what i understand kombucha is really tricky to grow.  Chris, do you just grow mushrooms or do you have a garden?/\ What grows best in this area??
chrisB Posted at 2006/04/02 9:44pm reply to

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well I used to grow different kinds of mushrooms but its been awhile. last mushroom I grew was about a year or more ago. I also have a garden. I'm growing three different tomatoes, spinach, romane lettuce, and some peppers. I plan on adding more things soon. I have a book called garden guide for austin and vicinity it tells you what grows better in these area and what seasons to grow them. If you'd like to see it, I could bring it to the next meetup or potluck.
Gabriel Posted at 2006/04/03 8:39pm reply to

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>well I used to grow different kinds of mushrooms but its been awhile. last mushroom I grew was about a year or more ago. I also have a garden. I'm growing three different tomatoes, spinach, romane lettuce, and some peppers. I plan on adding more things soon. I have a book called garden guide for austin and vicinity it tells you what grows better in these area and what seasons to grow them. If you'd like to see it, I could bring it to the next meetup or potluck.

You should have a gardening demo at your house sometime (after school's out).  I'd love to learn to garden, and I've never been very good at it....
pemagetchel Posted at 2006/04/07 6:44pm reply to

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You grow tomatoes, there is nothing like homegrown tomatoes. So deeeeelicious!I would love if you could bring the book to the next pot luck. I hope to be moving next month so i can finally start a garden.
chrisB Posted at 2006/04/07 7:05pm reply to

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actually this is my first garden :P but it seems to be doing pretty good. we'll have a potluck at my house at some point I'm sure and I'll give everyone a tour of the garden. excited if you're looking for a place I have a couple of rooms to rent.
pemagetchel Posted at 2006/04/10 11:43pm reply to

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Many thanks for the invite Chris but, me and my sis found a great little place down south.The place has a decent sized yard which i plan to overtake with veggies.Let me know what you're starting to grow and maybe we could start a veggie swap.Do you or anyone else know of a local source of organic seed/plants??
Ross Posted at 2006/04/11 6:48am reply to

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i actually got my little basil plant i just planted at wheatsville, it's organic
chrisB Posted at 2006/04/11 7:04am reply to

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yah I get all my organic plants from wheatsville too.
simon Posted at 2006/05/06 11:03pm reply to

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going back to kombucha..... *edit*. he is a wealth of info and brews his own successfully.
veganstephen Posted at 2006/05/17 2:43pm reply to

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hey all!

I brew bucha in my house... and i have tuns of babbies i need to get rid of. so, if someone wants to buy some yerba mate' and turbanado i can bring the babbies and we can brew it up togather. its simple, but needs to be shown.

interested?

peas

PS hey ross, i remembered my password! mom would be proud
Ross Posted at 2006/05/17 2:45pm reply to

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hot damn, lookatchu, you amazing password rememberer.

>hey all!
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>I brew bucha in my house... and i have tuns of babbies i need to get rid of. so, if someone wants to buy some yerba mate' and turbanado i can bring the babbies and we can brew it up togather. its simple, but needs to be shown.
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>interested?
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>peas
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>PS hey ross, i remembered my password! mom would be proud
pemagetchel Posted at 2006/05/23 8:19pm reply to

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Stephen:


That would be awesome if I could get some bucha babies from you. If you have found a system to brew good bucha i would be greatful if you could show me.Oh does anyone know who brews the local bucha sold at wheatsville??It pretty good.

Thanxs,
Dana

veganstephen Posted at 2006/06/07 2:42pm reply to

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Awesome...

um lets get togather, i gots babbies that need new homes. anyone else wanna take in some stray bucha-babbies?


peas
Ross Posted at 2006/06/07 4:18pm reply to

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you've got me curious about this kombucha stuff now
pemagetchel Posted at 2006/06/13 9:20am reply to

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Ross you have got to try it out, at Wheatsville there are a couple of store bought brands, GT's is the most popular and there are some pretty good flavors.
Stephen, I can't wait to start brewing, Bubba Joe @ HEB brought some of his homemade bucha to work, it was wickedly strong.Dose the longer you brew the more intense ithe bucha get? Is there a max amount of brew time???Anyhow if you still have some healthy bucha babies i think i will be able to take them off your hands.
Jamie Posted at 2006/06/27 6:19pm reply to

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apparently the guy who sells kombucha at the Sunset Valley Farmers Market on Sat morning is about to quit

my roommate wants to start brewing it in our house to take his place
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