This time both jars had plenty of scoby and both batches were perfect. We used 1/2 Tbsp sugar and made 17 bottles of kombucha.
One of jars (medium) had more scoby…will see if there is a difference after 2nd fermentation (around 10/22).
We made 14 bottles total. Seven bottles from medium (stronger) with 1 tsp sugar and 7 bottles from the large with 1 Tbsp
We bottled 12 bottles with 1 tsp sugar and 2 large bottles w 1/2 Tbsp
The medium batch made 9/12 (made in large jar) was very vinegary and strong – too much scoby. We used 2 Tbsp of passionfruit and 2 tsp sugar and made 9 bottles.
We made 15 bottles with 1 tsp of sugar.
Tasted first fermentation of the increased tea amount and it tasted a bit stronger this was bottled today 9/5.
We made 13 plain bottles with 1 tsp sugar.
Used 1 inch piece of peeled ginger and one peeled O’Henry peach (large). Cut into smaller pieces then threw everything into mini food processor. Used 1 Tbsp of mixture per bottle and 1 tsp sugar. We made 6 bottles.
Well, it definitely isn’t as good as the OG. I pulled last week’s at 15 days. It isn’t that much better…I’ve ordered 2 new teas…for now we’re staying with New Hope as we have no alternative. The first fermentation definitely is good at 7 days.
The large batch seem perfect (seems closer to OG at first fermentation but second one shows it’s faults) the medium was good as well. We made 17 regular bottles 1 tsp sugar and 1 large.
I am pulling the 8/22 bottles at 11 or 12 days. Will test.
Pulled the 8/22 bottles at 11 days on 9/2. Was good but as Rindon says it’s “spot” but not “spot on” …the tea really made a difference…..
So, this New Hope tea is still different, it seems lighter and does not have the finish of the OG. It’s seems lighter and ferments quicker than OG tea. I cut down 1st fermentation next week to 7 days (instead of 8). The second fermentation we have been moving at about 16-17 days instead of 18. Will change that to 15 (possibly 14 days).
Today we bottle 19 bottles with 1 tsp sugar. The medium batch was on the strong side but the large batch was weak and sweet.
Question is should I try and find another tea….?
We used the new tea – again a tad different but very close – used 1 tsp sugar for 19 small bottles and 1/2 tbsp sugar for the one large.
Will be moving the 6 bottles of New hope made over 2 weeks ago tomorrow. Fingers crossed!