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Offline morningglory

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Kombucha: Water Sources
« on: April 26, 2007, 05:25:04 AM »
So what kind of water CAN you use for kombucha ????  The Laurel Farms instructions said distilled water.  Wal-Mart has been out for the past two weeks, but they still have the spring water and filtered water.  Makes me wonder if I have fellow kombuchers in my town :D!  Even Kroger's was almost out of the distilled water, and I need to make tea tonight or tomorrow.  I'm only on my second batch, so I guess I'm still alittle overprotective of my babies.  They look so nice and healthy, I would hate to kill them.  Besides, I've already got 4 requests for SCOBYs :).

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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2007, 06:27:58 AM »
So what kind of water CAN you use for kombucha ????  The Laurel Farms instructions said distilled water.  Wal-Mart has been out for the past two weeks, but they still have the spring water and filtered water.  Makes me wonder if I have fellow kombuchers in my town :D!  Even Kroger's was almost out of the distilled water, and I need to make tea tonight or tomorrow.  I'm only on my second batch, so I guess I'm still alittle overprotective of my babies.  They look so nice and healthy, I would hate to kill them.  Besides, I've already got 4 requests for SCOBYs :).

i think the main thing is not to have any chlorine in it.  my mom used to make distilled water by leaving reg. water out for 24 hours uncovered.
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2007, 06:45:10 AM »
We always use our good country well water and have very healthy scobys and great kombucha. :-\ :)

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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2007, 07:27:17 AM »
I second the well water.  I believe boiling for 5 minutes purifies the water sufficiently.  We have never had any problems with bad Bucha or mold on the SCOBY.  We just use our well water.
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2007, 08:25:16 AM »
We have city water, unfortunately.  I might try a batch with just bolied tap water, but I have no idea what kinds of junk are in our water besides chlorine :(.  I don't know if boiling would get rid of other chemicals that are harmful to the kombucha ???.  If it does, I'm going to start boiling all of our drinking water too.  Anybody know if boiled city water is okay for kombucha-ing?  And how long would I boil it if it is?

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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2007, 08:56:16 AM »
The spring water from the grocery store is fine.
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2007, 10:52:53 AM »
Would it be okay to also use the water from the Berkley light? I am sick of buying gallons of water and want to get one of these. But I am wondering also if it can be use for Kombucha. We have city water and I don't like it, yuck! I also don't want to kill my first scoby.
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Re: Kombucha: Water Sources
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2007, 10:55:03 AM »
Would it be okay to also use the water from the Berkley light? I am sick of buying gallons of water and want to get one of these. But I am wondering also if it can be use for Kombucha. We have city water and I don't like it, yuck! I also don't want to kill my first scoby.

We use our water from our Berkey system.  That's some GOOD water!   ;D