The Low-Down on the SCOBY
What’s in the name, for that in which we call a … SCOBY.
My definition of a SCOBY: a disk of bacteria that ferments tea
Essentially, a SCOBY a mat of bacteria and yeast tied together through cellulose nanofibers. It is a mother ship to millions of microorganisms, all working together to support their continued existence
Where do I Get One?
Most of the time, you know someone. Like the age old saying, I know someone, who know someone, who has a cousin, who owns a SCOBY. Ask. What’s the worst that can happen? They will look at you crazy? Think your nuts? Pssshhhh (they already do.)
If not follow these criteria below to buy online,
- Is an experienced kombucha brewer with accurate information
- Provides detailed instructions throughout the process
- Regularly ships or provides large SCOBY’s, as least 5 inches
- Does not recommend refrigeration cultures.
The SCOBY Hotel
Eventually, you’ll make so much Kombucha that your SCOBY will produce a plethora of babies. Create the Scoby hotel to house them. Get a glass container and 2 cups of starter kombucha. House them together and keep them warm.