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Old 10-01-2013, 03:47 PM   #1
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So this is my second brew and when my new scoby formed on top it was thin, then it started bubbling up because if the air bubbles and then it was lifted slightly because of my floating scoby underneath. Well when I wanted to taste test this morning the scoby didn't look like its "mother". I just want to know what you guys think of this scoby on top, is it contaminated, is it somewhat normal?

The brown coloring is not fuzzy like mold and I'm thinking the white stuff is some forming scoby that got pushed up when I was moving it around. I basically wanna know that I won't die if i taste test it. Lol. I'm really nervous now

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Edit: it didn't look like my photos uploaded...so here they are. I've been told "bubbly pizza like crust" is ok...and that's what I have for the most part

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Old 10-01-2013, 03:49 PM   #2
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It sounds like perfectly normal, healthy krausen from yeast!

Remember, no organisms that can make you sick can live in fermented beer.

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Old 10-01-2013, 04:51 PM   #3
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Looks fine. The white blobs are new growth. It looks like the surface might have just dried out.
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:11 PM   #4
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Looks fine. The white blobs are new growth. It looks like the surface might have just dried out.
That's what I suspected as well, it's good to hear it from someone else
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:18 PM   #5
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That's wild! I had to search the internet for what a scoby is, and then for what Kombucha is. Very cool stuff, I had never heard of it before.
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That's wild! I had to search the internet for what a scoby is, and then for what Kombucha is. Very cool stuff, I had never heard of it before.
Pretty tasty too!
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:30 AM   #7
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That's wild! I had to search the internet for what a scoby is, and then for what Kombucha is. Very cool stuff, I had never heard of it before.
I'm just getting into it myself. I'm pretty excited, as TNGabe can probably attest to.


and I'm really digging these threads. a lot of info and things to not worry about! thanks, OP!
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and I'm really digging these threads. a lot of info and things to not worry about! thanks, OP!
All and all, it's actually kind of hard to do wrong lol
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Yep. Looks fine. After doing Kombucha for awhile, brett pellicles aren't so ominous looking. :-)
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That's wild! I had to search the internet for what a scoby is, and then for what Kombucha is. Very cool stuff, I had never heard of it before.
I highly advise you to check out the organic section of your local grocery store or go to the most organic food market you have around you and try a bottle for yourself. After my first bottle I was hooked, everything about the drink makes you feel great!


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