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Did I kill my mother (kmobucha)?

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Making kombucha for the second time last night I made a mistake and added the mother to the just boiled tea solution. I realized my mistake perhaps 30 seconds later and removed the mother, promptly put her back into some room temperature kombucha. Please tell me I didn't kill it (her)...

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  1. I'd say you probably did. You really need to let the tea cool down before you add the mother.

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    1. re: Pookipichu

      That's not what I wanted to hear...

      Anyone in the N. Oakland, BErkeley, or dowtonw SF want to share?

      1. re: oaklandfoodie

        I'm thinking you're out of luck. Funny subject line though... if it's any consolation.