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Old 04-30-2012, 02:03 PM   #1
Feb 2012
Escondido, CA
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I brewed a new batch of kombucha about a week ago and the mother didn't float to the top. There is a fragile baby that formed, but it doesn't cover the entire surface area of the jar and has massive air bubbles inside of it. Is this normal and is the batch drinkable?

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Old 04-30-2012, 03:04 PM   #2
Apr 2012
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If there's no mold then it's most likely drinkable. I'm not certain I've ever had a mother stay submerged for that long, but it seems to happen sometimes.

Taste it once in awhile? Spit it out if it's rank? If the new scoby isn't spreading over the surface you might want to add some GT kombucha or apple cider vinegar. Or reassess your sugar and temperature content? Strength of the culture, temperature, and sugar content all could have a role in slow growth.

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