2/16, Raspberry

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.

2/8 Tangerine dream

We used the large batch which was not very strong to make 13 bottles of tangerine. Each bottle has 1/3 cup tangerine juice and 1/2 tablespoon of sugar.

We pulled a bottle of tangerine at 3 days and while it tasted good there was no pop. We pulled the rest at 5 1/2 days – very tasty no explosion.

We made 9 bottles of plain (tasted good but didn’t have much fizz) 1/2 tablespoon of sugar.

1/31, Greyhound (grapefruit)

Large batch was slightly sweet, we used 9 ruby grapefruit and got around 6 cups of juice. We used 1/3 cup grapefruit juice and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Made 14 bottles.

The medium batch was just right and added 1/2 tablespoon of sugar and made 8 bottles.

The grapefruit is a bit explosive at 5 days but tasted great. Maybe try pulling 4.5 days.

1/23, Lemon-blueberry

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.

1/15, Pineapple + Mango


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.

1/7, Strawberry


The large batch was very strong tea but was weak on the fermentation side. It was on the sweet side so we added 1/2 tablespoon sugar to 1/3 cup pureed strawberry.

The medium batch was strong so we did 1/2 tablespoon of sugar.