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A Kaptain Kombucha tip for home brewers Everybody loves Kombucha, but sometimes your Kombucha party can attract unwelcome gatecrashers.   Drosophila melanogaster, otherwise known as the common fruit fly, just love the smell of fermenting Kombucha.  Summer sees them out in force, & that sumptuous, inviting mattress of SCOBY (the fruity body of bacteria & yeast that transforms sweetened tea into Kombucha) puts them in the mood for romance. Given half a chance the cheeky winged invaders will sneak right in, feast on your Kombucha & lay their eggs on your SCOBY.     The trouble with fruit flies is that...

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