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  1. K

    Need Live Scoby for starting my new and very first batch of Kombucha

    I would greatly appreciate it if anyone has a spare scoby that I can use to start brewing Kombucha tea.. I am a first-timer. Looking forward to getting guidance and help with Kombucha brewing.
  2. J

    Question about Second Kombucha Batch and Scoby

    Hi I've started to learn how to brew and was happy to find this forum. I bought a starter's kit and followed the instructions for the first batch, which came out tasty. Before i begin the second batch, i wanted to conform that the mix im starting with looks and smells the way it should. The...
  3. R

    Adding more Tea, Recipe

    I started my first brew yesterday and I have a couple of questions: - I used this recipe: 1 tablespoon Loose black tea; 100grams of Sugar; 3 pints of water. Does that ratio sound ok? - I’ve got a 4 litre Kilner Jar with a flip top. At the moment I covered the jar with cloth. Could I close the...
  4. G

    Trying to grow scoby first time, can you help me?

    I’m trying to grow a scoby for first time and now there’s something under my starter liquid(?) but isn’t normally scoby flat, and these are like fuzzy balls😅 so is this mold or scoby or something else?
  5. HomeBrewMasterRace

    Changing size of Kombucha Fermenter - Old Mother Disappeared

    Hi Everyone, I recently made my own mother in a 2L jar and decided that i wanted to brew more so i upgraded to a 1 gallon jar. When i did this and dropped the mother i had into it, it floated for the first day then just disappeared. Now i currently have what looks like a new mother forming in...
  6. Croucho

    Baby scoby clouds? Advice please!

    Hello friends, A cloudy gathering has collected at the bottom of a jar in my fridge containing a second ferment (aka without a scoby). What is it? Has anyone seen this before? I'm hoping its baby scoby clouds. What do I do? Thanks in advance for your help!
  7. T

    Does my Scoby look ok ??

    Iv recently got into kombucha brewing, my first batch has a odd growth which im assuming is just normal scoby growth but i just wanted to make sure what everyone else thinks ??
  8. MDMD

    Does this baby SCOBY look normal?

    Hey Ya'll, I decided last week to pick up a new hobby of fermenting Kombucha at home, but given my excitement decided that instead of ordering a SCOBY I'd just make my own in a couple weeks. Anyways, here are a couple pictures of my current scoby after 5 days. Please let me know where I...
  9. Boylan

    Mould On Top of Brew - SCOBY On Bottom

    Hi all, Made my first batch and, needless to say, got some mould on top of it after a week or so. It's been a bit cooler here in the UK and I also don't think I used quite enough sugar in my brew. My question is: My SCOBY sank to the bottom (I put it in when all was cool), and has not floated...
  10. A

    Trying to make a scoby

    Hello everyone I’m Alex, an 18yo French Canadian trying to make Kombucha at home. Without having any contact with a mother scoby, I tried to make it myself from a bottle of store bought Kombucha... After one week in the first fermentation, my scoby is really thin (about 1mm or an 1/16 of an...
  11. K

    Some questions f1

    This is my first brew(s) so i have many questions. I started 4 one quart jars on the first of december, a 1 gallon bin started on the first, and a three gallon bin started on the 11th. I’m doing this for an individual project outside of school and only need the scoby. I’m pretty open minded...
  12. Joey_K

    New to Kombucha Brewing

    Hello all! I wanted to introduce myself as I am new to this forum as well as to brewing kombucha. I live in South Florida where we keep the apartment relatively cool (between 68 and 72). I have watched several YouTube videos on kombucha and decided to give brewing my own a try. After ordering my...