Well, I bottled up my first batch from my gifted SCOBY, we'll call her anessa. My batch with the Austrian self-grown SCOBY is still thinking about getting a move on. The good news on that batch is that time has helped it move along and the SCOBY is finally opaque and the tea is getting fizzy. It was on Feb 7 that I started that batch and I think I have another few days before bottling.
I enjoyed bottling this fresh, perfect SCOBY batch, but I never got any labels on them as I drank them to fast. I went straight for the additives and combined a variation of bottles with dried organic blueberries, dried mango and ginger juice (no slices, just pressed juice).
The mango is AWESOME, however it looks and feels disgusting coming out of the bottle. Major YUCK; but I ate it anyway.
So, I found some bottles at a local sandwich shop. They use glass gallon bottles for cherry peppers and I acquired three jars from two locations. The only issue I see is the narrow opening, might be challenging for a variety of reasons, but hey, free and seems to be cookin' my brew fine. In fact it has more of a strong black tea taste than the other batches.
So, I brewed these two batches on Saturday, Feb. 16. The narrow SCOBY from Vanessa was put in the tall cherry pepper jar and Vanessa's baby went into a a new batch in the Target/Anchor Hocking jar. My Marianna batch is in a AH jar as well.
All are bubbly and smell like Kombucha!