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keeping Kombucha alive for 3 weeks while away?

topic posted Sun, December 4, 2005 - 1:11 AM by  Shakti Kati
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Hello Daaahhlings,

I have been succesful with my Kombucha so far, but now I am preparing to leave my house for three weeks, and am wondering what I should do with my Kombucha?

If I leave it in its brewing jar, I suppose it will get pretty vinegary, but will still be alive when I return, right?

I've also heard you can leave it in the fridge, but I don't know if I should bottle it air tight, or leave it open to the air...? It seems like having it in the fridge would slow down its growth, but it wont kill it, right (since I refrigerate it in its last stage before drinking, anyway)?

Thanks for any advice!
--Shakti Kati
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Shakti Kati
San Antonio
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    Re: keeping Kombucha alive for 3 weeks while away?

    Sun, December 4, 2005 - 7:18 AM
    you can leave your cultures in some kombucha for a long time just out on the counter. the cultures will grow slowly and the kombucha will become more vinegary but just use that for the starter for your next batch. just put all the cultures in one jar with about 2-3inches covering them with the liquid. 3 weeks is nothing... they will be fine.

    yes you could refridgerate or freeze but three weeks is short, the counter is fine.

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