Things I've Been Making

I scribble notes on my phone while I'm making stuff in the kitchen to help me figure out what to change if something goes wrong or what to do again if it works. I'm barely editing this stuff so expect spelling errors and what-not.

Cranberry lavender kombucha
  • 7 oz cran
  • 2.5 tbsp lavender
  • 14 cup water
  • sugar (refer to book)
  • 10/27/2015 11:00pm

Sunday, 04-09-2016

Restarting kombucha from master recipe to branch out a few different teas.

Bringing ammt down to adjust for the vessels I have available. Recipe is 14/1 sugar - so adding 220g sugar

  • 2800 ml water
  • 200 g sugar
  • Tea
    • 2 Tablespoons Black Tea
    • 1 Tablespoon Green Tea
    • pinch of gentian root
  • 4 dashes fee brothers old fashioned bitters




  • Jars went in 12:35pm
  • Water 43° C
  • first jar out at 6:04 straight to ice bath

Too milky — needed more time or needs a stronger starter


  • 800 g whole milk
  • 64 g yogurt
  • When yogurt went in, didn’t completely incorporate — added somewhat evenly to the milk and shaken before added to water bath

Went in at 1:10 am Water bath 109° F

final notes

Needs to stay at 180° longer (I think), didn’t have a fully formed consistent solid texture so maybe a bit longer will help the casein denature enough to make it thick?


Rhubarb Strawberry Jam
  • 1022g Rhubarb
  • 330g Strawberries

Chopped up fruit and left to macerate for a day. Made 2.5 jars.