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2012-08-06 03:51:49 PM
Its a disgusting drink made from fermented tea mold.
 
2012-08-06 03:55:30 PM

vernonFL: Its a disgusting drink made from fermented tea mold.


done in one.
 
2012-08-06 04:06:45 PM
Digusting health drink made from fermented kelp or mushrooms for some, great way to actually get away with drinking vodka at work for others.
 
2012-08-06 04:12:39 PM
it's a cross between sambuca and kamchatka
 
2012-08-06 04:13:10 PM
All raw kombucha contains a bit of alcohol (usually between 1 and 3 percent)

Never heard of this but, but, isn't 1-3% alcohol more than a "bit"... I mean, most crappy US beers are only like 4-5% alcohol. The article is suggesting that people are making "alcoholic" versions of it, which would imply that the "normal" kombucha is legally sold to all... am I missing something here? Are teens turned on to this legal alcoholic beverage yet?
 
2012-08-06 04:26:10 PM

Dead for Tax Reasons: it's a cross between sambuca and kamchatka


peninsula goes where?
 
wee [TotalFark]
2012-08-06 04:27:35 PM
If someone who isn't used to naturally fermented foods drinks a couple of those, they are almost certainly going to experience 5-6 hours of digestive unpleasantness, during which time they are well advised not to stray more than 30 feet from an available toilet.

Starting making my own sauerkraut/pickles/fermented veggies last summer, and discovered the hard way that you need to ease into it. Got a gut lined with bacterial iron now, though...
 
2012-08-06 04:33:53 PM
Kim chee has alcohol in it too, right? I love kim chee.
 
2012-08-06 04:59:26 PM
The kombucha mushroom people,
Sitting around all day,
Who can believe you,
Who can believe you,
Let your mother pray, (sugar)



/I bought some kombucha over the weekend, mixed with bilberry and it is awesome.
 
2012-08-06 05:56:10 PM
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So that was what they were yelling about!!!
 
2012-08-06 07:15:46 PM

dletter: Never heard of this but, but, isn't 1-3% alcohol more than a "bit"... I mean, most crappy US beers are only like 4-5% alcohol.


i had a 1% beer a few weeks ago (my sister brought me one of the beers they made specially for the hobbit scenes when they were drinking.) it was pretty weak
 
2012-08-06 07:22:32 PM
NSS?
 
2012-08-06 07:23:03 PM
Um yeah...it was taken off the shelves for awhile last year because of the alcohol content or some such. I happen to like it but I'm odd anyway.
 
2012-08-06 07:25:09 PM
At first it's like a bad ginger ale but after a few sips it's actually pretty good.

/all kombucha bottles I've seen let you know that some natural fermentation takes place. 1% alcohol would only worry a Mormon.
 
2012-08-06 07:25:22 PM
Immediately makes me think of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh0NLQJfAYU

(singsong voice) "Here's your perfectly normal pancakes, kids!"
 
2012-08-06 07:26:41 PM
Kombucha is tea fermented into vinegar. Precursor to vinegar is alcohol.

Plus, it taste like shiat.
 
2012-08-06 07:27:43 PM
Mmm kombucha. I used to drink it almost every day, and I've never gotten so much as a buzz from it.

/so if that's what you're looking for, make sure you check the label!
 
2012-08-06 07:29:40 PM
I've heard it's good for crohn's disease and the like. I hate the damned hippies bogarting all the good local food but I may have to go to one of their stores and try some. Ten years of various drugs and a year and a half on humira are taking a toll. I'm willing to try anything I can afford, these days.
 
2012-08-06 07:32:46 PM
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2012-08-06 07:32:52 PM

dletter: All raw kombucha contains a bit of alcohol (usually between 1 and 3 percent)

Never heard of this but, but, isn't 1-3% alcohol more than a "bit"... I mean, most crappy US beers are only like 4-5% alcohol. The article is suggesting that people are making "alcoholic" versions of it, which would imply that the "normal" kombucha is legally sold to all... am I missing something here? Are teens turned on to this legal alcoholic beverage yet?


I'm pretty sure I've had old apple sauce with a proof of at least 10. Anything fermented is going to generate some alcohol.
 
2012-08-06 07:34:15 PM
There is arguably no one more knowledgeable about mushrooms than Paul Stamets of Fungi Perfecti. Any one with any experience in mushroom cultivating knows the name.

Read what he says about Kombucha before touching the stuff.
http://www.fungi.com/blog/items/kombucha-my-adventures-with-the-blob. h tml
 
2012-08-06 07:35:32 PM
Came here for System refs, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-08-06 07:36:13 PM
Guess what, so does sprite and soy sauce... Look it up.
 
2012-08-06 07:36:46 PM
"Kombucha" is a Japanese word.

I've never seen it on sale anywhere in Japan, including health food stores, and I've seen fried crickets and raw pig testicles on restaurant menus.
 
2012-08-06 07:41:35 PM
And enough Oxalic acid in it to give you kidney stones in 3 months. That sh*t is awful for your kidneys. I threw my mothers (the floaty globby bit at the top of the jar) away.
 
2012-08-06 07:42:11 PM
A friend was going to AA meetings where they were serving this. Everyone loved it. I cracked up when I learned how it was made.
 
2012-08-06 07:46:05 PM

vernonFL: Its a disgusting drink made from fermented tea mold.


...that has alcohol in it.

/I'll take eight!
 
2012-08-06 07:46:39 PM
Sounds like something Dkembe Mtumbo would say. Who want to sex the Kombucha!
 
2012-08-06 07:46:47 PM

vernonFL: Kim chee has alcohol in it too, right? I love kim chee.


After 3 drinks Kim Chee is a wildcat in the sack.
 
2012-08-06 07:47:24 PM

mossberg: There is arguably no one more knowledgeable about mushrooms than Paul Stamets of Fungi Perfecti. Any one with any experience in mushroom cultivating knows the name.

Read what he says about Kombucha before touching the stuff.
http://www.fungi.com/blog/items/kombucha-my-adventures-with-the-blob. h tml


So basically he doesn't know what it is and he's grossed out by it? Good for him.
 
2012-08-06 07:48:23 PM
"Do not belittle the mother."
 
2012-08-06 08:02:23 PM

codergirl42: Guess what, so does sprite and soy sauce... Look it up.


Did you know if you eat 2 bananas and chug a bunch of Sprite it'll make you throw up?
 
2012-08-06 08:05:32 PM
I make Kombucha. It tastes great. I mix 50:50 with my homemade lemonade. I am your superior.
 
2012-08-06 08:06:28 PM
If you like beers like geuze, you'll like the 'booch
 
2012-08-06 08:12:44 PM

vernonFL: Kim chee has alcohol in it too, right? I love kim chee.


Mmm ... kimchi ...

Dammit, now I'm hungry.
 
2012-08-06 08:19:50 PM

vernonFL: mold.



I hope you don't ever learn what cheese is
 
2012-08-06 08:23:49 PM

cannotsuggestaname: The kombucha mushroom people,
Sitting around all day,
Who can believe you,
Who can believe you,
Let your mother pray, (sugar)


*sigh* I got here way too late.

Only Kombucha I know about.
 
2012-08-06 08:32:36 PM
Someone gave me a bottle once, and i spit it out on the first taste. I was going to complain that their tea had fermented in the bottle, but then I found it was supposed to be that way. I never had it again.
 
2012-08-06 08:34:04 PM

Came for the SOAD reference, leave you with this...

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/ Suger
 
2012-08-06 08:41:45 PM

Nick Nostril: Came for the SOAD reference, leave you with this...

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/ Suger


I thought Brown Jenkim was a Lovecraft character!

/zing
 
2012-08-06 08:47:12 PM

spunkymunky: I've heard it's good for crohn's disease and the like. I hate the damned hippies bogarting all the good local food but I may have to go to one of their stores and try some. Ten years of various drugs and a year and a half on humira are taking a toll. I'm willing to try anything I can afford, these days.


I would ask your doc first, the wiki page says there is a potential interaction with Remicade, which I think is pretty close to Humira.
 
2012-08-06 08:48:21 PM

mossberg: There is arguably no one more knowledgeable about mushrooms than Paul Stamets of Fungi Perfecti. Any one with any experience in mushroom cultivating knows the name.

Read what he says about Kombucha before touching the stuff.
http://www.fungi.com/blog/items/kombucha-my-adventures-with-the-blob. h tml


Nice read, thanks!
 
2012-08-06 09:01:43 PM
Damn nanny staters...

It does taste like pruno, but I like it. My sis in law makes it. Feel damn better after drinking it.

fark the facist liberals. Take it from my cold dead hands.
 
2012-08-06 09:06:03 PM

dletter: All raw kombucha contains a bit of alcohol (usually between 1 and 3 percent)

Never heard of this but, but, isn't 1-3% alcohol more than a "bit"... I mean, most crappy US beers are only like 4-5% alcohol. The article is suggesting that people are making "alcoholic" versions of it, which would imply that the "normal" kombucha is legally sold to all... am I missing something here? Are teens turned on to this legal alcoholic beverage yet?


Even back in the day when you couldn't get decent beers in some states like Oklahoma or Utah the available beer was 3.2% beer. Regular Budweiser if 5%abv.

According to this list http://www.realbeer.com/edu/health/calories.php 3.5% is about the lowest abv until you get in to the beers technically referred to as "non alcoholic".
 
2012-08-06 09:07:47 PM

novaraz: spunkymunky: I've heard it's good for crohn's disease and the like. I hate the damned hippies bogarting all the good local food but I may have to go to one of their stores and try some. Ten years of various drugs and a year and a half on humira are taking a toll. I'm willing to try anything I can afford, these days.

I would ask your doc first, the wiki page says there is a potential interaction with Remicade, which I think is pretty close to Humira.


Good to know. Humira isn't as potent as remicade. I give it to myself at home in 10 seconds 2x a month instead of every 6-8 weeks for a 6 hour infusion at the hospital.
I think I have an appointment this month so I'll make sure to check with him before I poison myself accidentally.
 
2012-08-06 09:13:04 PM

fusillade762: Did you know if you eat 2 bananas and chug a bunch of Sprite it'll make you throw up?


Also Mikey from Life cereal died of pop rocks.
 
2012-08-06 09:20:08 PM

rocinante721: If you like beers like geuze, you'll like the 'booch


And also confirmed as having lost at least 2 of your 5 senses. Gueuze. gack.

From the pic in the article, there's an Oolong flavor, which is like doubling up the musty funk of the kombucha. At that point, just call it truffle tea and be done with it.
 
2012-08-06 09:27:03 PM

rocinante721: If you like beers like geuze, you'll like the 'booch


To me, that explains it perfectly.
 
2012-08-06 09:27:45 PM

Allen. The end.: Nick Nostril: Came for the SOAD reference, leave you with this...

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/ Suger

I thought Brown Jenkim was a Lovecraft character!

/zing


Not really a zing.
 
2012-08-06 09:28:20 PM

Indubitably: Allen. The end.: Nick Nostril: Came for the SOAD reference, leave you with this...

[img401.imageshack.us image 400x492]

/ Suger

I thought Brown Jenkim was a Lovecraft character!

/zing

Not really a zing.


More of a zang.
 
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