Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Open to All!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum > First Brew: I Have Two Small Babies & Questions--Pic
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-16-2013, 11:21 PM   #1
Merino
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 2
Default First Brew: I Have Two Small Babies & Questions--Pic

First time I've tried to make KT. After a week I tasted the brew and decided to give it more time. I did this by getting a little of the tea out with a measuring cup and pushing the baby scoby down a little. The baby then sunk, and at two weeks I have another thin baby at the top. My mother is down at the bottom. Should I try to keep both babies? Is there anything "wrong" with the first baby having sunk to the bottom? I assume I use the thickest scoby to start the next batch? And what do I do with the mother, which is just a glob at the bottom? Thanks.


Click image for larger version

Name:	Screen Shot 2013-04-16 at 7.18.31 PM.png
Views:	294
Size:	312.1 KB
ID:	115946  
Merino is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2013, 10:23 AM   #2
saramc
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: suburb of Louisville, KY
Posts: 1,743
Liked 149 Times on 135 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Merino...do not worry about where the scoby rests. As you proceed you will see them in all different positions, has to do with CO2 balance. You can fish the extras out and share them, compost pile, air dry and crumble up for pets/farm animals/humans, make a wallet, etc. In the future if you want a sample use a straw, like you would use a pipette to obtain a sample.


__________________
Motto: quel che sara sara
saramc is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2013, 06:06 PM   #3
gnomebrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 12
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by saramc View Post
Merino...do not worry about where the scoby rests. As you proceed you will see them in all different positions, has to do with CO2 balance. You can fish the extras out and share them, compost pile, air dry and crumble up for pets/farm animals/humans, make a wallet, etc. In the future if you want a sample use a straw, like you would use a pipette to obtain a sample.
^ This.

Also, it's fine to have multiple scobys in the brew, though it may become increasingly sour over time. Just use your judgment on when to remove extras. Or don't use them at all.
gnomebrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2013, 12:30 PM   #4
Merino
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 2
Default

Ah, thanks for tips, guys. It's been brewing over two weeks now--I got busy and sorta forgot about it. I'll sample again today.
Merino is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any babies born on/near a brew day? shawnbou General Beer Discussion 14 04-02-2013 09:56 PM
Small batch questions shoestealer17 Cider Forum 8 03-19-2011 10:35 PM
The babies are here! Fingers Hops Growing 1 05-01-2008 02:39 AM
The Babies are Here! Gabe Hops Growing 4 03-31-2008 02:47 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS