as long as the kombucha you start with is raw, you can grow a SCOBY from that.
Well I can GET a SCOBY, I don't need to grow one. And yeah, pasteurized kombucha seems like it defeats its purpose (other than tasting delicious). I've had GT's Kombucha many times, the particulate in it seems a lot different, texture wise, than others I have had, it seems more grainy and less SCOBY like. Why is that? (I know, tangent). But okay, local carbonated kombucha it is, thanks for the help, the Kombucha thread is a lot smaller than the beer thread.