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hxcpunk71 04-21-2012 07:14 PM

2 scobys 1 batch?
 
I just made my first actual batch of kombucha and I have 1 thick scoby and one really thin baby scoby. The batch is ready to bottle. My ? Is do I use both scobys to make the next batch or just the thicker mother? Thanks!!!

mirageman1991 04-22-2012 05:07 PM

Yes, you can use the baby with the mother in a new batch, once it is about 1/4" thick it can be used to make its own batch.

ThePonchoKid 04-26-2012 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by mirageman1991 (Post 4018461)
Yes, you can use the baby with the mother in a new batch, once it is about 1/4" thick it can be used to make its own batch.


thickness doesn't matter and is more a result of temperature (and perhaps sugar, but temperature foremost). if i recall correct the thicker and more white the mothers are, is the result of a slightly cooler environment. warmer ferments and the scoby will thin out.

as long as you have a scoby along with 1/4-1/2 cup of your previous batch for starter, your next batch of kombucha should grow. i don't even touch the mothers until i have 3-6 layers. then i'll usually toss all but one and continue on

hxcpunk71 04-27-2012 07:17 PM

Thanks for the help! What if the baby is detached from the mother?

ThePonchoKid 04-27-2012 07:22 PM

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Originally Posted by hxcpunk71 (Post 4036141)
Thanks for the help! What if the baby is detached from the mother?

a mother is a mother is a mother etc. they're all mothers :) It's just some term that's used. Most the time they are separated or barely held together.


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