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Kombucha - where can I get a starter culture?

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SPO Oct 18, 2009 12:50 AM

Tired of buying the $3 bottles.

Can anyone direct me to a palce to buy a starter or sell/give me one if you have extra?

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    aitchaitch Oct 19, 2009 03:10 PM

    This international "kombucha sharing" directory might help you. Scroll down to USA, California: http://www.kombu.de/suche2.htm

    I once posted on a similar type site, offering to share my kefir grains, which I did many times: http://tinyurl.com/35dsja

    I've made neither in 5 years, so not sure if either directory will be helpful.

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      peppatty Oct 19, 2009 07:56 PM

      What part of the bay area are you looking? I've got some scoby's. Or you can check craigs.

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        SPO Oct 19, 2009 09:53 PM

        I am in SF but can travel.

        Have not yet checked CL. under what category should I search?

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          aitchaitch Oct 20, 2009 11:46 AM

          SPO, did you check out those links I posted? Are any of the local ones viable?

          Craigslist often has people looking for kombucha starters. You can post in community section or, if you are up for it, search the food or health forums.

          Years ago, I would share extra kefir grains with CL folks.

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        mochimunchie Oct 20, 2009 08:00 AM

        here is an earlier query

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/311006

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