8/20/19, Pineapple Express

Large batch was very fizzy, strong but not crazy strong – well at least for me :). We pureed chunks of pineapple and used 1/3 cup and 1/2 Tbsp of sugar to make 15 bottles.

Medium batch was good, tea was strong but not too vinegary, moderate fizz. We made 8 bottles w 1/2 Tbsp of sugar.

8/12/19, Tangerine Dream

The large batch was strong and not very sweet – not too vinegary though. We used 1/3 cup tangerine juice, 1 Tbsp. We made 14 bottles

The medium batch was strong and was not too sweet – very tasty. We used 1/2 Tbsp of sugar and made 10 bottles.

The large batch was pulled at 3 days. No pop to bottle but there was fizz. Maybe could have been left for another half day.

8/4/19, Peach

The large batch wasn’t very strong. We are trying frozen peaches for the first time. They smelled ‘green’ or unripe and were not very sweet. Not sure how this is going to turn out. Blended it and used 1/3 cup puree per bottle w 2 teaspoons sugar. We made 12 bottles.

The medium batch was a little stronger than the large batch but not much. We used 1/2 tbspn sugar, 1/3 cup puree and made 11 bottles. One of the bottles was the new fangled one w the cap. We shall see how that goes and if we can get the fizz we do w our old ones.

We pulled the peach at 2 days and it wasn’t explosive. It lacked any distinctive taste so will not make this one again.

7/27, Strawberry

The large batch wasn’t too strong was so we did 1/3 cup strawberry puree with 2 tspns sugar. We made 13 bottles.

The medium batch was just right as well. We did 1/2 tbspn sugar 10 bottles.

There was a lot of experimenting with this strawberry. We pulled it at 1 days and it was not ready. We pulled a 2nd one at a day and a half and it was still not ready. We ending up refrigerating at a 2 days and it was mildly explosive …of the slow molten lava variety and very manageable.

7/19, Tangerine Dream

Large batch was strong with big SCOBYs. We used the usual 1/3 cup tangerine juice cold pressed and 1 Tbsp sugar making 14 bottles.

Medium batch was strong as well, we used 1/2 Tbspn sugar and made 9 bottles.

We pulled the tangerine at 3.5 days and it had some fizz and did not pop.

7/11, Apricot

The large batch was on the strong side. Our neighbor Rindon gave us fresh apricots (stewed down with a bit of honey). We used 1/3 cup of apricot with 1 Tbspn sugar to make 14 bottles.

The medium batch was super strong and we used 1/2 Tbspn sugar to make 9 bottles.

We pulled apricot at 2 days and was explosive. Summertime will need to pull at 1 1/2 days.

7/3, Greyhound

The large batch first fermentation was a good strength – not too strong. We juiced 9 grapefruits using 1/3 cup per bottle and 1 Tbsp sugar to make 15 bottles.

The medium batch was on the strong side we used 2 teaspoons of sugar (rather than usual 1/2 Tbspn) and made 8 bottles.

We let the grapefruit go too long at 4 days and it was explosive.

6/25, Tangerine Dream

The large batch was brewed just right not too strong or sweet. We used 1/3 cup of tangerine juice, 1 Tbsp sugar and made 15 bottles.

The medium batch was a little weak but still a good brew. We made 9 bottles w 1/2 Tbsp sugar.

Tangerine was pulled at 4 days and was perfect amount of fizz and sweetness.

6/17, Raspberry

The large batch was just right – we pureed frozen raspberries and added 1/3 cup to each bottle with 1 Tbsp of sugar. We made 13 bottles

The medium batch was also perfect not too sweet or too strong. We made 10 bottles and 1/2 Tbsp sugar.

We pulled the raspberry at less than 2 days and it was still explosive – not as bad as the pineapple but still explosive.

6/9 Tangerine Dream

The large batch was not too strong or weak and not too sweet. It’s been hot but it did not seem to make the kombucha too strong. We used tangerine juice 1/3 cup and 1 Tbsp sugar to make 14 bottles.

Medium batch was just right as well. We made 9 bottle with 1/2 Tbsp sugar.

We pulled the tangerine buch at 4 days it was pretty good. No explosions, good fizz, strong.