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Old 06-18-2012, 07:27 PM   #1
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I've lurked the Kombucha forum long enough! Y'all gave me such good information that today I actually got my stuff together and now have a scoby starter in the making. It was pretty easy too, all the info here made me quite confident that I could get it to work. The only possible downside is that the only kombucha I had available to me was GT's citrus. Still I decanted two containers worth and pitched the thick slurries in the bottom into my starter tea and hopefully I'll have a nice scoby in a few weeks! Again, thanks for everything HBT!


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Old 06-29-2012, 05:23 AM   #2
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Good luck! If that doesn't work, it's usually pretty easy to find someone on Craigslist with a scoby for $5 or less. That's how I got started.



 
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:10 AM   #3
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So I checked it today and there was a nice starter growing on top! It's not that thick but the tea is VERY sour so I imagine it's ready for some more sugar. I'm gonna make some new tea tomorrow and pitch the scoby!
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:53 AM   #4
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Sounds like you're right on track! In my experience, the first one's always thin and weak, just keep it going and you should be good to go.

 
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:50 AM   #5
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As I type this, I'm sitting sipping on the first glass of my homemade kombucha! Thank you all for your help! Now, to make some more!
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:51 PM   #6
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As I type this, I'm sitting sipping on the first glass of my homemade kombucha! Thank you all for your help! Now, to make some more!
Congrats! I started my first SCOBY from the gingerade flavor, and it worked like a charm. I've read that it's better not to start with the flavored ones, but I'm not sure why.

I also found the first SCOBY to be fairly thin, but now three batches in, the older ones are getting a bit thicker with every batch, and the new baby Scobys are looking better and better from the get go.

It seems like once you get them established, they thrive.



 
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