3. a SCOBY
Our house is usually a tad cooler than this, so we just have to wait a bit longer for fermentation as it slows down at cooler temps. Then your job is DONE for a bit, and the SCOBY takes over. It eats and ferments the sugar and caffeine while creating a fizzy, probiotic, delicious drink for you as it sits.
- If it tastes kind of like apple cider (tangy, sweet, and fermenty), it’s finished.
- If it tastes too sweet, it’s not finished.
- If it tastes vinegary, you’ve left it too long.
Also, never use any soaps on any of the containers. Just simply rinse with water or just rinse out with vinegar. Also make sure your hands are clean when handling the SCOBY but free of soaps as well.