Originally Posted by onipar
No problem. I had just heard so much conflicting information about this that I started to wonder if I could simply add what was lacking.
Onipar, don't give up! Let me tell you what I did...
Ok, not sure if this made a difference or not, but the logic seems sound. I wanted to do what you spoke of, basically introducing more beneficial bacteria into my Scoby. And since bacteria replicate very quickly, I thought it shouldn't be hard.
I was using a Scoby purchased online, so I wasn't sure what kind of bacteria it contained. But I do know that GT's Kombucha has some of the best bacteria. So what I did is I bought a bottle of Original GTs (unflavored). I poured it into a glass jar, added some sugar, covered it, and left it until a new little Scoby formed on top.
Then I added this little Scoby in with my original mother on a new batch. I can only assume that the baby Scoby was made up of bacteria from both of the mothers! I like to think of this as my Super Scoby!
You can do this with any store bought kombucha, since many of them contain many different kinds of bacteria.
Give it a try, let me know what you think!