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Starter cultures can be unpredictable at times. Even those with extensive fermentation experience can stumble into a new culturing issue every once in a while.
At Cultures for Health, we want you to be successful, no matter what your fermentation project. Whether you are just getting started, or have been culturing for years, we have a collection of troubleshooting articles to help you keep your projects on track.
Browse our troubleshooting advice below, and remember...you can do this!
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Wondering how long to let your kombucha brew? Learn how the type of brewing vessel and size of its opening will affect your kombucha brewing time.
Is your scoby bad, or is it just ugly? Take a look at the many variations of a healthy scoby.
Not sure if your kombucha scoby is activating properly? Check out our step-by-step checklist to determine whether there is an issue and how to resolve it.
Is your SCOBY sinking? Having problems brewing Kombucha? We can help! Check out our extensive Kombucha Troubleshooting FAQ!
What is cross contamination and what are the risks when fermenting? Find out more and learn what best practices will keep your cultures safe.
How long will your starter cultures or fermented foods be good at different temperatures? Here is a handy reference.
During summer's heat, culturing can be tricky. Keep your ferments cool with these tips and ideas on how to beat the heat.
Learn how to make cultured and fermented foods using starter cultures during the cool winter months. Plus ideas for how to keep cultures warm!
Hearing about vinegar eels for the first time can be quite unnerving, but there's no need to panic! Follow these easy steps to keep your kombucha worm-free!