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Jeffrey Dahmer
May 21, 2017
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gamingCaffeinator posted:

One of my boyfriend's friends gave me a four-pack of kombucha beer (Elderwand by Unity Vibration) for Christmas and it's piqued my interest. Is there anything I should know to avoid if trying the normal stuff for the first time? I don't intend to do any homemade until I know if I like the non-beer type. Elderwand is loving magic though.

Normal plain kombucha is like a slightly sweet light vinegar with a mild carbonation.


Very little similarity between the kombucha beer you have had and plain normal kombuchas. Elderwand is 8%ABV for example, and they use lacto and brett and/or open ferment it seems, also barrel age their beers.

From the site:

quote:

Our Kombucha Beer is a wonderful evolution of our traditional Kombucha. “Triple Goddess” is a marriage of our 30-day brewed Kombucha, organic dried hops and either organic raw ginger root, organic fresh raspberries, organic peaches, or three types of hops, juniper and grapefruit rind. All aged and open-air-fermented in oak barrels and then bottle conditioned. The combination creates exquisite flavors that have depth and complexity as well as healthy nutrients. Like our organic Kombucha, it is raw, made with organic ingredients, gluten free, vegan and bottle conditioned and lends itself to healthy and beneficial bacteria. Unity Vibration was the first to release an all-kombucha based Kombucha Beer nationally. ALL OF OUR KOMBUCHA BEERS ARE GLUTEN-FREE!
http://www.unityvibrationkombucha.com/kombucha-beer/


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uh oh pancho!
Sep 3, 2004

"NO," says the man in Washington, "it belongs to the poor."


Got my first batch done this weekend, total 1.4L yield. Separated into 3 bottles for secondary ferment and flavored with just pineapple, pineapple-cayenne, and pineapple-mint. Cracked the pineapple-mint tonight - it's fantastic and goes amazingly well with gin.

I bought more/bigger jars so I'm looking at ~5.5L next week, 3 total jars/scobys doin work. Definitely going to run out of this current batch way too quickly.

Astonishing Wang
Nov 3, 2004


That's awesome! Let us know how the flavors work out. I make about 2 gallons a week and I'm usually running out a couple days early 😫

Al2001
Apr 7, 2007

You've gone through at the back


Does anyone brew in something like this? (A jar with a tap.) Seems like it would make bottling easier, but maybe there are drawbacks I'm not thinking about.

runchild
May 25, 2010

420 smoke melange erryday


Al2001 posted:

Does anyone brew in something like this? (A jar with a tap.) Seems like it would make bottling easier, but maybe there are drawbacks I'm not thinking about.

I don’t personally use one so I can’t speak from experience, but lots of people use a spigot. People often call it a “continuous brew system” or “CB.” Leaving the pellicle and starter in the jar when you bottle doesn’t seem like such a huge difference to me, but it does let you harvest the booch without handling the pellicle, and I guess you can pour it straight from the jar if you don’t mind skipping carbonation. Just make sure the spigot is plastic or stainless steel, other metals can leech and harm the scoby. Also, it might get clogged at some point.

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Astonishing Wang
Nov 3, 2004


I blended the juice of about 6 passion fruit ("Maracuya" here in Baja), 6 small guavas, and 3 pears into a puree and strained it, splitting between two 64oz. glass growlers. The flavor came out very nice - it's tangy from the somewhat sour passionfruit, but the guava and pear smoothes it out well. The other flavor I did this week was strawberry and ginger. For that one I blended about 10 strawberries with 2" of ginger root. That one came out pretty well too

I made a ginger beer this week that came out pretty well - I may mix that with some booch for the next round.

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