Baby Annihilates Mother Culture - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum > Baby Annihilates Mother Culture

Thread Tools
Old 02-21-2012, 04:41 PM   #1
Feb 2012
Escondido, CA
Posts: 25
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

I had a very small mother that I added to a recipe for growing a SCOBY I found on the internet. Today (1 week later) I found a thicker, perfectly formed baby growing on top of the liquid. I took it out of the jar expecting to see the mother underneath, but couldn't find it. After removing the contents from the jar I saw a blob on the bottom that I assume was it. I'm very happy with how well the SCOBY grew in such a short amount of time, but I didn't think it would "devour" the mother. Has anyone else had this experience brewing kombucha?

Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2012, 06:34 PM   #2
Aug 2012
Fort Meade
Posts: 813
Liked 47 Times on 43 Posts

Sometimes the older or smaller culture will shrivel up a bit. Maybe it just means you have a nice aggressive culture. But it should be ready to realize one day it too may be devoured by its baby ;-)

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Neglected mother:) mrmcdowe Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 7 11-21-2012 12:22 AM
Growing a mother. mrmcdowe Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 5 01-12-2012 02:13 AM
Reputable online stores for Kombucha mother Bradinator Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 4 04-13-2011 04:55 PM
Mother from GT's Ginger Kombucha Shoki Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 34 03-24-2011 01:28 PM
Mail Order Mother Arrives! Shoki Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 11 02-16-2011 05:32 AM

Forum Jump