Bringing My (1.5 year old) Kombucha SCOBY Back to Life

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I had a SCOBY sitting in some old kombucha on my counter top for about a year and a half. I know, that’s crazy, right? Next to that jar sat a jar of fermented squash pickles just as old which I did, in fact, throw to the chickens.

But they looked perfectly viable, minus the fact that they were mushy. So I decided to take a closer look at that SCOBY. The jar smelled quite tangy upon opening and I wouldn’t have even attempted this SCOBY CPR if I saw any funky mold or smelled anything questionable.

And since we were all clear, I decided to go ahead and see if I could salvage the thing. Here’s how it went…

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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The Culture-Converted Husband: Fizzy Drinks

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I was recently asked how we make our kombucha as bubbly and tasty as the bottles you can buy in the store. Stewart absolutely loves this stuff. This from the man who stood in our 600 square foot apartment and looked skeptically at me five years ago when I held up a bottle of fizzy, tangy witchamacallit and asked “You wanna’ try it?”

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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A Closer Look: Grolsch Flip-top Bottle

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Today we are going to take a closer look at the Grolsch Flip-top Bottle.  These bottles are a great way to help carbonate your kombucha and water kefir for that extra fizzy experience.

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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The Culture-Converted Husband: What Won Me Over – Part 2

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Last week I took a look at three big things that can help a man overcome opposition to something new like cultured foods.  Today we will continue to examine a couple more and conclude with a special encouragement for men.

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Stewart

Stewart is Shannon's slightly fermented husband. He also formats the Cultures for Health e-books and is working on building a homestead so that his family can grow, eat, and culture more food.

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