It’s so hard for me to throw anything out but sometimes you just have to! The kombuchy scoby will just keep growing and growing and growing! There are things you can make with the scoby and I kept planning to do something with mine. The only thing I’ve ever done is create what is called a scoby hotel where you keep putting the leftover scoby in a jar of keep feeding them and hope someone comes along wanting a scoby.
This scoby has almost taken over the whole jar. It was past time to divide it.
That’s the biggest I’ve ever let one get.
Even the piece I kept is probably two or three times as large as it needs to be but it’s be but it doesn’t matter. I just grabbed a layer and peeled it off and that’s what I got. The rest . . in the trash . . gone. Next time I’m going to something with the scoby . . not sure what but there are some options.
Look at the difference in the already fermented kombucha on the left and the freshly brewed tea on the right. Same everything . . and in 4 or 5 days the jar on the right will be as light as the jar on the left.
That’s when I’ll add fruit juice, bottle it and start the second ferment.
We’ve been drinking kombucha for several years now and can’t imagine not having it around.