water kefir infected with kombucha?

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water kefir infected with kombucha?

Postby shamansmith1 on Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:54 am

i brew both water-kefir and kombucha. for a couple of weeks everything was going good, i made a couple gallons of each and bottled the brew. after that i put the cultures in smaller jars so i could stick them in the fridge for later use....

i forgot to put them in the fridge and a week later, the kombucha scoby was huge and there was a baby, so that was all good and in order.

but the kefir, the grains like tripled in size so thats fine but i noticed on top was a friggn kombucha mushroom!

is this something that just happens with kefir or did i make some kefir/kombucha hybrid?
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Re: water kefir infected with kombucha?

Postby Nerium on Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:03 am

I read somewhere that you should keep ferments separate, by at least several feet, to prevent cross contamination.
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