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Old 09-12-2012, 11:38 AM   #1
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Hi, just started making my own kombucha a couple of months ago.

I'm wondering if my latest batch is safe to drink, as a green-ish patch has appeared on the latest scoby...

Apart from that it looks and smells fine!





What do you think?

 
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:05 PM   #2
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Ew that's odd, I don't like the green color at all. I haven't seen that before. You can get a professional opinion if you post the photo on facebook in the KombuchaKamp group, Hannah will evaluate the photo for you.

 
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:00 PM   #3
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Ew that's odd, I don't like the green color at all. I haven't seen that before. You can get a professional opinion if you post the photo on facebook in the KombuchaKamp group, Hannah will evaluate the photo for you.

Thank you very much for your reply. Will do!

 
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:36 AM   #4
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That looks like mold. Smell it. If it is mold, you should detect it by a musty odor. It's probably safest to dispose of the batch and start again. I hope you have a healthy SCOBY on reserve.

 
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:13 PM   #5
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Looks like it's inside the scoby rather than mold growing on the outside. Mine has a color similar.. but when I turn the scoby over.. it's really a brown color... I believe from the yeast. I've seen pictures on other sites that are kombucha related showing similar and they all say it looks good.
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