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Old 10-05-2012, 05:07 AM   #21
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Here It is.. it's been moved around allot and all the layers shifted but you can definitely see how much yeast builds up in the membrane (the darker parts are allot darker than what the pic shows) but I guess the yeast vitality is in question not the bacteria.. hope I can get to it tomorrow..

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Old 10-05-2012, 09:16 AM   #22
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Looks nice, seems like it would probably still be viable. I'm sure you'll know after the first sacrificial batch. If you do end up needing a new one, let me know I could drop one in the mail to you. I have about three water crock size 10" scobies I put in the compost ever couple weeks when I clean out my continuous brewers.

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Old 03-06-2013, 11:46 AM   #24
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i did infact get a new batch going from my old scoby and played with it. seperated new growth from the old scoby and tried fermenting wort with the old but kinda forgot about it but can smell it every once in a while when i bump the cabinet its on top of..lol.. turned the new generated scoby into a starter for a continous batch. got a glass 20 ltr drink dispencer from a lady at work but need to put a new valve on the bottom of it because it has a brass one on there now. kinda busy and working alot so i put my kombucha on the back burner. ill try and get back into it after my kids birthdays at the end of the month..

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Nice thing about KT is you can be super lazy let it sit for months, drain the vinegar/liquid completely, add starter and you're good to go

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I got lazy with my cultures, left them all for months, tried to make new batches from them and none of them worked. Well, some smell like kombucha, some have SCOBYs but all have mould as well. Damn. I'll have to outsource a new culture!

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I got lazy with my cultures, left them all for months, tried to make new batches from them and none of them worked. Well, some smell like kombucha, some have SCOBYs but all have mould as well. Damn. I'll have to outsource a new culture!
I think I got lucky with mine! When I put it in the fridge it was towards the end of a batch and i think i got some something still alive between the layers! This is ripe for a 5 gallon batch! I NEED to do it this weekend!!!.. I'll start with a gravity around 1.015 and see where it sits after a week.. good; and I'll bottle with whatever I want that contains sum sugar, if not i'll check daily!! Hope I can get too it!! Got one of my girls birthday this weekend
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Ok....I gota ask.....what the hell is a Scoby, and why is a picture of one in a plastic bag as part of a thread with 29 replies to the post always pictured on my front page of HBT.

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