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Old 02-22-2013, 02:31 AM   #1
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Default Growing a Scoby...or trying to.

I started about a week ago with a bottle of GT's original. I poured that into a freshly made sweet tea mixture in a one quart mason jar. All I can see is yeast activity on the bottom of the jar. Much like brewing beer. I am still lacking any type of formation or activity on the top of the liquid. What are your thoughts?


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Old 02-22-2013, 06:52 PM   #2
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Took me about three weeks. Good thread here, http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f167/any...e-read-306279/


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Old 02-22-2013, 07:24 PM   #3
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I read through it....I just checked today and I am beginning to have some growth on top. I have moved the jar out of the closet and placed it on top of the fridge. I have the opportunity to have one shopped to me from someone on here but I am not sure about it yet. All they are asking is for the shipping of 6.97. I wonder how it will compare to a home grown scoby.
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I have the opportunity to have one shopped to me from someone on here but I am not sure about it yet. All they are asking is for the shipping of 6.97. I wonder how it will compare to a home grown scoby.
Shared scoby should have no issues. You could also put an ad on Craigslist, if one for your area, and I bet you would find one for free. Hopefully you will have your scoby soon.
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I've had similar results but I do find that the second and subsequent batches produce SCOBYs much quicker.
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Yeaah, my scoby took about 4 weeks or so to form, just give it time & don't jostle it around too much!!


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