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.

9/29/19, Oranges

The large batch was perfect, not too sweet or strong. We used fresh squeezed orange juice, 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.

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.