Kombucha madness

I just can't get enough of those little micro-organisms. I have been buying ready made kombucha but I am about to embark on making it. I made it once but it scared me. That G.T. Dave has me hooked. I am going to see if I can get a scoby from some good soul nearby-otherwise I will have to part with 19.95 to order some of those magic bits to get it going.

 

I read about Japanese water crystals. Sounds like I can ferment a soda like drink for the kids that way.