Brewing Your Own Kombucha – The Art

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On January 28, 2018, Shannon Kamins, Founder and Master Fermenter of Booch, presented at the Guelph Organic Conference. Here’s an informative synopsis of her talk on a variety of kombucha-related topics, including on her inspiration figure, Dr. Masaru Emoto.A water researcher in Japan, Dr. Masaru Emoto’s work is often cited at Booch; all employees are familiar with his research, as it is the basis of everything the company does. Dr. Emoto photographed ice crystals under a microscope and has done extensive research on how specific sounds like music and words react with living molecules such as water. What he found confirmed Albert Einstein's theory that everything is energy and has a vibration. Based on the results of Dr. Emoto’s rice experiment, we can assume that when brewing kombucha, words like love and…
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Scoby Who?

Scoby Who?

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At Booch, we get so many questions about our SCOBY, such as:What is floating in my Booch?Does your kombucha have that SCOBY thing in it?Can I drink the SCOBY?We’re here to answer any and all inquiries you have about SCOBYs, to clear up SCOBY misconceptions, and to explain the purpose and functionality of this pancake, mushroom-like substance. (Though it is not a mushroom!)SCOBY is the acronym for Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast. While a SCOBY does mimic a mushroom, there are no mushrooms in Booch. A SCOBY is the living organism that ferments the tea into our delicious craft brew kombucha—Booch! A SCOBY, along with mother tea vinegar, are how you start the process of turning tea and sugar into a fermented beverage known as kombucha.Think of SCOBY as…
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All About Kombucha

All About Kombucha

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The health of your digestive tract and gut flora directly correlates with your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.The connection between gut and health has been overlooked in the past 50 years; however, it is increasingly gaining attention. Populations are experiencing increased instances of diet-related gut issues than ever before:Weight struggles & obesity affects 1 billion peopleMalnutrition & hunger affects 1 billion peopleStudies conducted by the Dannon Company in 2007 showed that:Nearly 90% of Americans deal with occasional problems with digestion70% of women say digestive concerns negatively impact their daily livesDigestive concerns aren't a fun topic of conversation and many suffer embarrassment, worry, and discomfort over their rumbling and gurgling stomachs, cramping, bloating and gas, and constipation or diarrhea.In an era of digestive issues, we also live in a world…
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