Diaper pail smell?

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I've been doing kombucha for a while now, and it usually turns out quite well. However, sometimes it ends up with a smell that can only be described as "diaper pail". Yuck!

Anyone else had this experience? Is it the scoby? Infection from some nasty strain of bacteria? Age of scoby? Mine is probably close to an inch thick now. Are you supposed to get rid of some of the older layers?
 
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I'm adding a link that you may find helpful regarding the bad smelling kombucha. As for your SCOBY, you can peel off a few layers, to thin it out. You can start another brew with them, put them in a SCOBY hotel, gift them, do a SCOBY facemask (feels awesome) here's to better smelling kombucha!

Hope the link works from my cell.

http://www.kombuchafuel.com/2010/07/q-why-does-my-kombucha-smell-like.html?m=1
 
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Thanks for the tip! I pulled one healthy looking firm layer from the middle and tossed the rest. We'll see how it goes!
 
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