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cobluegirl 06-04-2016 09:02 AM

Re: kombucha 101 thread!
 
Yes

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Ms_Dahl 06-04-2016 07:11 PM

Re: kombucha 101 thread!
 
Am I supposed to be seeing anything happen to it? It doesn't seem to be doing much of anything. I'm used to my water kefir grains showing some signs of life after a day or so in a new sugar water batch.

cobluegirl 06-04-2016 09:28 PM

Re: kombucha 101 thread!
 
Kombucha takes longer

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Did you have starter with your scoby?

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Ms_Dahl 06-05-2016 11:09 AM

Re: kombucha 101 thread!
 
He gave me some of his SCOBY and about 1/4 cup of the tea it came from. Did I need anything in addition to that? He told me I should be okay with that to start my own brew at home. It was a person at my local health foods store.

Soliloquy 06-07-2016 12:54 PM

Re: kombucha 101 thread!
 
That sounds fine.

Eventually you'll see a film forming at the top. That's the baby SCOBY. (It's not mold, mold will be fuzzy.)

Ms_Dahl 06-07-2016 08:34 PM

Re: kombucha 101 thread!
 
Oh my gosh, I was just about to post to this thread to mention that I think mold is forming on top of the tea mixture! I would love to see a time lapse YouTube video of what a batch of kombucha tea looks like from start to finish as I was freaking out a bit from the looks of that film...lol Thanks for sharing that info, soliloquy! What do I do with the baby SCOBY and stuff?

cobluegirl 06-09-2016 02:12 PM

Re: kombucha 101 thread!
 
Just keep it attached to your current scoby.

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Soliloquy 06-18-2016 08:31 PM

Re: kombucha 101 thread!
 
Or split them if you want to make two batches. But the first baby is usually pretty thin, you should fatten it up first.

Ms_Dahl 06-19-2016 06:59 AM

Re: kombucha 101 thread!
 
I kept them together and made the new batch but I wasn't sure if it should be placed in face down or face up. The portion of the SCOBY I was given was a thick triangular piece, it wasn't the same shape of my mason jar. The baby SCOBY is the shape of my mason jar....wasn't sure if a new layer would form with the baby on top, so I put it in with the baby on bottom and the mother SCOBY on top. Was that okay?


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