Houston I think we have a problem! The top of my tea looks like it's trying to mold. I made this the day after Christmas. What is going wrong? Smells alot like vinegar. I know it's grow a scoby or looks to have.
Naw.. It always looks like that early on. Wait until it is a week old. If it has mold you will see perfectly round fuzzy greenish gray mold. If you want to post a pic I'll take a look. But if it made a baby it is probably fine. I had one mold once, it didn't make a baby.
Well on a week are we talking a full 7 days/ or maybe 5?? I hope I didn't screw up this shroom. It stayed in the box a day before it got in the fridge. but it looks to be getting bigger in there and I am sure I see a mushroom off the side of it.
thought it was 10 days to sit undisturbed??
and I read somewhere we shouldn't keep the scoby in the refrig when not really working. So I worried that I ruined mine by keeping it in the frig 2 wks before I even started.
Ok people. We have Kombucha Tea! It made a thick film on top and scooby grew. Now I strained the tea down to the scooby and some extra tea starter. Now do I leave all that scooby and film intact for the next batch? I don't want to screw him up now.. I took a drink of it before I put the finished tea in the fridge and It wasn't too bad.. so I hope that I will gather a taste for this ferminted tea.. It was kinda fizzy too! cool beans. Now If I won't get sick!! :biggrin
So if you can tell me the next step in my venture I will be ready to pour scooby into his next host!
Just wasn't sure if that whole thing goes into the next brew.
Brew strong tea
add 1 cup sugar, stir
cool to room temp
pour into clean jar
add starter tea and scoby (I leave the baby with the mama until it gets too thick or I need to share)
Cover with a clean cloth, paper towel or coffee filter
brew 7-12 days
Oh ok, I thought I saw a shroom grow off the side, but.. I could be wrong, so the thick film is a baby? Well it's all attached, so.. I will slide the whole thing into the new batch! cool! Thanks Christy! :biggrin
Denise needs a shroom!! Hee hee If I had an extra I would send you one Denise. It sure was good to hear from you today, You made my day!
Denise needs a future pick me up for all her 2008 plans! WOW what a busy bee she will be! :crazy