11/10/19, Tangerine Dream

The medium batch was vinegary and strong. We added 1/3 cup tangerine juice and 1 Tbsp sugar and made 9 bottles

The large batch was not as strong but on the vinegary side as well. We made 14 bottles and used 1 Tbsp of sugar.

11/2/19, Pineapple Express

We let the medium and large batch go 9 days instead of the usual 8 days and they were strong – maybe too strong.

We used the medium batch was so strong, vinegary. We pureed 2 pounds of pineapple and added 1 cup coconut water. We made 9 bottles adding 1/2 Tbsp sugar. Will pull at a day and half – hopefully the vinegar doesn’t kill it.

The large batch was very strong but less vinegary than the medium batch. We used 1 Tbsp sugar and made 14 bottles.

We pulled the bottles at 2 1/2 days and it had a slight pop, no explosions and tasted good.

10/24/19, Tangerine dream

We have switched and are making the medium batch with fruit and the large batch will be plain.

The medium batch was strong and we used 1/3 cup tangerine juice and 1 Tbsp sugar to make 9 bottles

The large batch was just right and we made 12 bottles w 1/2 tbsp of sugar.

We pulled the tangerine at 3 days. Did not explode and had a little fizz but the bottles slowly continue to ferment while in the fridge.

10/16/19, Rindonberry

The large batch was good and strong but not too much. We used 1/3 cup of Rindonberry (mixture of blueberry, blackberry) with 1 Tbsp sugar and made 14 bottles.

The medium batch was very strong but good. We made 9 bottles with 2 tsp of sugar.

Pulled the Rindonberry at 2 days. Did not pop had a little bit of fizz and was slo-mo eruption. Probably could’ve been out for at least 1./2 day longer but didn’t want to risk it.

10/7/19, Pineapple Express

The large batch was on the weak side. Am concerned as the 2nd fermentation from previous week is still not ready. We used pureed pineapple using 1/3 cup and 2 tsp of sugar to make 15 bottles.

The medium batch was very strong. We made 8 bottles w 1/2 Tbsp of sugar.

We pulled the pineapple at 2 1/2 days and it was perfect amount fizz and not explosive.

9/29/19, Oranges

The large batch was perfect, not too sweet or strong. We used fresh squeezed orange juice from WF, 1/3 cup to 1 Tbsp of sugar making 14 bottles.

The medium batch was also perfect. We added 1/2 Tbsn sugar and made 9 bottles.

It’s been 8 days and the orange 2nd fermentation batch is still not fizzy and tastes very sweet. Will wait another day or two.

After 3 weeks the orange is a no go and we’ve thrown it out. Not sure what happened. We used the ‘fresh squeezed’ WF orange juice.

9/21/19, Strawberry

The large batch was on the weak side. We made 14 bottles using fresh strawberries 1/3 cup and 2 tsp of sugar.

The medium batch was very strong. We made 10 bottles of plain butch w 1/2 Tbsp of sugar.

We pulled the strawberry after day 1, day 2 but was on flat side. We ended up refrigerating at 2.5 days and it was perfect w enough fizz and not explosive.

9/13/19, Tangerine Dream

The large batch was weak and sweet – not sure why as it was a very hot week and a beautiful giant scoby formed. We used a different tangerine juice not sure if it will be as good. We used 1/3 cup juice, 1/2 Tbsp sugar and made 13 bottles.

The medium batch was also oddly weak. We used 1/2 Tbsp sugar and made 9 bottles.

The tangerine took 7 days to fizz. It tasted good at 5 but lacked fizz.

9/5/19, Greyhound grapefruit

The large batch was slightly strong but still sweet. This time we used pre-made fresh squeezed grapefruit using 1/3 cup juice, 1/2 Tbsp sugar. We made 14 bottles.

The medium batch seemed slightly strong. We added 1/2 Tbsp sugar and made 8 bottles.

Grapefruit was pulled 3 days and came out with very little pop but a good fizz.

8/28/19, Tangerine dream

The large batch was on the sweet side and not very strong. Greg said he did not transfer a lot of the SCOBY from previous batch which affected the strength of the kombucha. We used tangerine juice and added 1/3 cup, 1/2 Tbsp sugar to each bottles. We made 14 bottles.

The medium batch was just right with more punch than the large batch. We made 9 bottles of plain with 1/2 Tbsp sugar.

Tangerine was pulled at 3 days and was just right.