Step 4: 4: Feeding the Mother

Place your culture in the bottom of your jar.  If one side seems darker or has little globs hanging off, that side should face down.  Fill the bottom of the jar with enough cider vinegar to cover the culture; this will provide a healthy acidic environment for the culture to grow in.
when you say &quot;large glass jar&quot; do you mean a large jam jar (1 pint sort of thing), or something larger (1/2-1 gallon)?<br>sorry to ask, but i couldn't really tell the scale from the images.
I stepped up my game by using a 1 gallon 'sun tea' jar like this - http://compare.ebay.com/like/300623047732?var=lv&amp;ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&amp;var=sbar - which is easy to come by at a thrift store.<br><br>No more fishing out the mother or filtering debris while pouring.
The size of the jar really depends on how much you want to brew - larger jars will take longer than smaller jars. Something like a 1/2 gallon or 1 gallon jar would work well. I used a very big jar (a couple gallons) just because it's the only one I could find! You might be able to see the size comparison in Step 9 - the small jar with the checkered orange lid is a standard jam jar.
Head crab juice?
i think ill use old wine bottles for big batches &nbsp;
Wondering how this worked for you? I can't understand how you are dealing with the culture (Mother or other!) If you did this with a wine bottle let us know how it is done please.
i just bottle it in them i use extra large pickle jars to brew in
Sorry for the late reply.... <br>Thank you for clearing that up for me.
What is a mother culture and were do you get it.<br />
Officially, it's a &quot;symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast&quot; :) &nbsp;It's basically the organic culture that eats the sugar and vinegar and turns it into some healthy organic acids that give the kombucha its delicious trademark flavor.<br /> <br /> I'd recommend asking around to find a local culture - natural foods stores might be a good place to start! &nbsp;If there's nothing local, you can search online for something like &quot;kombucha scoby&quot; and you should be able to find something there.&nbsp;<br />
lol i had my first glass of kombucha today and i love it I LOVE IT!!!! i am going to make the stuff at home and drink it everyday! thanks for the inctructable and the information!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; take care&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Levi<br />
&nbsp;When I first started brewing, I couldn't find any cultures around so I bought my first one on ebay... They have a couple of sellers on there and you only need to buy one, then they are self propgating... And then some :).&nbsp;
I&nbsp;found mine off of craigslist. People are very willing to share considering how fast the scoby reproduces.<br />
<p>Carefully fermented foods like this can be really good for digestion.&nbsp; I think I'll try to find a starter culture myself.</p>

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