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Old 12-14-2012, 03:30 PM   #1
Aug 2012
Montreal, Quebec
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I finished brewing a batch of tea and placed this Kombucha in a secondary fermentor with 3 piece airlock (with no added sugar or fermentables)

Is it safe? they kind of look like bubbles but there seems to be more to it than that. It is gelatinous on the underside.

Has anyone seen this before? What do you think?

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Old 12-16-2012, 08:54 PM   #2
Nov 2012
Richmond, Virginia
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This is NOT an infection. these air bubbles are made when the Kombucha starts to ferment. In fact, below those bubbles you should be able to begin to see strands of culture, almost as if they are hanging from the bubbles. Give it some more time, make sure you are between 75 and 82 degrees. In a couple days that little patch will be a beautiful SCOBY, covering almost the entire surface.

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Old 12-18-2012, 06:14 AM   #3
Jan 2011
Boulder, Colorado
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Yup, a healthy new SCOBY.
Tap: DIPA, oaked Baltic porter, XXX pale ale, dark IPA

Bottle: vanilla kombucha, oaked puh-er kombucha, blueberry kombucha,

Primary: rose hip kombucha, oaked honey and oolong kombucha, hopped kombucha brewed with green tea infused with cab. grapes

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