The large batch tasted just right and was very good. We took the large batch and added 1/3 cup pureed raspberries and 1 Tbspn of sugar. This is the first time we are using frozen raspberries. We made 14 bottles.
The medium batch was strong and vinegary so we used 1/2 Tbspn of sugar and we made 8 bottles.
The large batch made 13 bottles of lemon-blueberry. We pureed 2 pounds of frozen blueberry and added the juice of one and a half lemons. we used 1/3 cup of the lemon-blueberry and 1 Tablespoon of sugar.
We pulled at 5 days which was a mistake and it exploded on the ceiling. Blueberry is like strawberry and needs to be pulled 2-3 days. It tasted very good though and the lemon blueberry was delicious.
We used part of the large batch and medium batch to make 4 bottles of ginger kombucha. 1 teaspoon of grated ginger with 1/2 tablespoon sugar. We pulled this after 7 days, we could have used 1 tablespoon of sugar or pulled a bit sooner as it was slightly vinegary.
The remaining medium batch we used 1/2 tablespoon of sugar making 6 bottles.
The large batch tasted like strong sweet tea with little fermentation. We made 9 bottles of pineapple (from flash frozen pineapples) with 1/3 cup of pineapple puree and added 1/2 tablespoon of sugar. We also tried frozen mangoes pureed them and made 5 bottles with 1/3 cup puree and 1/2 tablespoon of sugar.
The medium batch was strong and we added 1/2 tablespoon sugar to make 8 bottles of plain.
We did another batch of tangerine dream w store bought tangerine juice as the citrus at the market was kinda small. Am hoping for some Cara Cara oranges soon. The grapefruit from the other week was not as sweet but still turned out. From the large batch we did 1/3 cup of tangerine juice, 1 tablespoon of sugar as the batch was not very sweet.
The medium batch we did plain w 1/2 tablespoon of sugar as that was not very sweet either.
It’s been a while since we have done a grape ape using 100% organic concord grape juice. The large batch was little weakish so we are going to have to go with a longer second fermentation. We used 1/3 cup of grape juice and 1/2 tablespoon of sugar.
The medium batch was perfect we used 1/2 tablespoon of sugar (but not too full). Was torn between a teaspoon of sugar and 1/2 tablespoon, would like one in between.