Some mold or not some mold. That is the question.

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Kojidog

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Cut my scoby in half to start X2 1 gallon brews and gave the mother to my mom. Does this look healthy? I don't see any fuzz and I'm wondering if it's just you store whatever. your opinions?
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I don't see any that could be wrong. The brown/black thingy is just yeast.
 

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It doesn't *look* like mold to me, but it's kind of hard to tell from the picture.

My SCOBY gets these dark stringy tendrils after a while (I've heard some people refer to them as the SCOBY's "beard"). That's kind of what this looks like to me.
 
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Thanks folks. Keep the opinions commin!:tank:
 

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It could be yeast, but it looks slightly abnormal. If there is any blue or green coloration to it, it is mold and you should toss it. Red/brown coloration indicates yeast in this case.
 
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To me it looks fine. The brown/black bit can be off putting but it does look like yeast. I know I was put off when this happened to me and I googled a few images about yeast in scoby/kombucha tea and the images were similar to yours.
 
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