Originally Posted by Shoki
Wouldn't I want the second mother to form? This is my first time. I thought a 1/8" to 1/4" new mother would be created during the process.
Yes, but you don't need to wait for it to finish forming before you bottle the kombucha. I go about 2 or 3 batches before a new mother completely develops. Base your decision to bottle on how the kombucha tastes as opposed to scoby development.