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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The large batch was strong. Used 4 pounds of frozen pineapple and blended to make juice. We used 1/2 cup of blended pineapple and 1 Tbsp sugar and made 15 bottles.
The medium batch was strong as well. We made 8 bottles with 1/2 Tbspn sugar.
We pulled the pineapple at 2 days and it was explosive. Usually 2 days is fine, it may have been the extra juice or that it’s been a little warmer.
We pull all plains at 14 days. If we let it go 15 days its drier (still good) but when it gets warm it will get too vinegary.
We pulled the large batch after 7 days and it was weak and sweet. We juiced 8 grapefruits and used 1/3 cup grapefruit. 8 bottles had 1/3 cup grapefruit juice and 1 Tablespoon of sugar. 7 bottles had 1/3 cup grapefruit juice and 1/2 Tablespoon of sugar.
The medium batch was also sweet, a little stronger than the large batch but still weak. We did 1 teaspoon of sugar and made 9 bottles.
Pulled the grapefruit at 2 days and it was perfect. The 1 Tbspn sugar was popular but I thought it was too sweet and I thought the 1/2 tbspn was just right. One of the old bottles (1/2 Tbspn) did not fizz/ferment and may have been not been capped properly.
We let the both the large and medium batches go 9 days because we’re slackers. It was pretty fizzy but not strong. We used 1/3 cup of tangerine juice, 1 Tbspn of sugar. We made 16 bottles.
The medium batch was strong both vinegar and tea wise. We used 1/2 Tbspn of sugar and made 8 bottles.
We pulled the tangerine at 4 days at it was a bit sweet, however, everyone else loved it so 4 days it is!
We went 9 instead of 8 days for first fermentation but it wasn’t too strong. For the large batch we pureed 2 pounds of pineapple and added 1/3 cup – 1/2 cup, 1 Tbspn sugar and made 12 bottles. We pulled at 2 days and wasn’t too explosive.
The medium batch we made 11 bottles of plain adding 1/2 tablespoon sugar.
We pulled pineapple after 2 days and it was just right.