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Old 02-02-2012, 08:10 PM   #1
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I successfully grew a mother from a bottle of GT's. Then I was hot and heavy drinking it. Wound up with 6 mothers. Then Christmas hit and stopped drinking it and stopped taking care of the mothers. They have been sitting undisturbed for 3 months now. No visible sign of mold.

So know I don't know what to do. Do I start over, or just add fresh tea to a mother and start producing again?

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Old 02-03-2012, 01:13 AM   #2
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are these in-laws?


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Old 02-03-2012, 04:07 AM   #3
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Yes all but one are "in laws". Because I brew in 2 quart mason jars, it is now hard to tell the difference between them.

 
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:16 AM   #4
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There is only one word between in-laws and outlaws that said yeast tend to take care of themselves pretty well give them some nutrients and see where it goes.

 
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:11 AM   #5
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I successfully grew a mother from a bottle of GT's. Then I was hot and heavy drinking it. Wound up with 6 mothers. Then Christmas hit and stopped drinking it and stopped taking care of the mothers. They have been sitting undisturbed for 3 months now. No visible sign of mold.

So know I don't know what to do. Do I start over, or just add fresh tea to a mother and start producing again?

Thanks
If they look good just make up a new tea/sugar solution and put them in with a 1/4 cup of the liquid they are in now.

On a side note, you can prolly use the liquid they are in now as "Kombucha Vinegar" in place of white or cider vinegar.
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:06 PM   #6
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I might try the vinegar idea.

I will also feed the mothers and give it a try.

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Old 11-05-2012, 01:42 AM   #7
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I know a mother I would like to neglect!. Any hoo, just feed them, see how it goes.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:22 AM   #8
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Just start a new batch. I had one that was in the same situation. It took an extra week or so to finish the batch, but she recovered nicely b


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