Scoby growing and growing!

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dmeaser

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Over time, my Scoby is growing and growing. Seems like with every batch, another new layer forms on top. Would you recommend peeling the new layers off and discarding? Peel off the old layers? Any advice? It's getting quite bit and unwieldy! Thank you.
 

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From Joshua Tree Kombucha

SCOBY MAINTENANCE
Although SCOBYs are pretty hearty, a little love and affection will go a long way. A mother SCOBY will naturally produce a baby SCOBY during each fermentation. This continuous cycle allows us endless kombucha if maintained correctly.

Follow the below steps to help your SCOBY family grow and to keep the kombucha flowing:

  • Store in clean glass jars to help keep them safe.
  • Never refrigerate SCOBY. Always keep at room temperature.
  • If SCOBY gets too big, cut into smaller pieces to use separately.
  • Don’t remove the stringy yeast unless there is excess build up. This helps develop carbonation and keep pH balanced.
  • Peel off top layers (and dispose the oldest) for best SCOBY health.
  • If continuous brewing, keep an appropriate amount of starter liquid for SCOBY size.
    • Too little and it will be flat
    • Too much and it will be acidic
 

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Peel them apart, leave one in the new batch and either throw the others away or put them in a container with some kombucha and save them. That way you have spare SCOBY's (pellicles) and starter tea in case you need a new one or want to share with others.
 
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