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Old 08-09-2012, 05:06 PM   #1
Hordan
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Does anyone here find that the baby starts to rise out of the liquid, due to the gas pushing it up? And if so, is that a bad thing?

After a few days of brewing, I see this happening. I end up pushing it back down into the liquid, only to find that a day or so later it's risen again.

Will I get a better brew if I continue to do this? I know it's not necessary, per se, but I feel like the baby should be in contact with the liquid in order to infuse the Kombucha with the most amount of bacteria and yeast.

Thanks for your input!



 
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:43 PM   #2
porcupine73
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I have had that happen when the scoby is very thin. I use porcelain water dispensers with a clean shirt and rubber band over the top. Sometimes on new batches if I lift the tshirt up, the scoby will be there stuck to it. Once I have established scobies greater than maybe 3/8" thick it doesn't seem to happen anymore.

 
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