EASIEST HOMEMADE "MOTHER" SCOBY...
go out and buy a bottle of GT's ORIGINAL RAW KOMBUCHA
pour it into a sterilized 1 quart jar
cover with cloth or double paper towel, secure with rubber band
put it in a nice warmish place.
do not disturb the jar.
WAIT at least 2-3 weeks
(mine was in the jar for 24 days. photo below)
DONE...proceed to brewing homemade kombucha
raw GT scoby day 24
about 1/2 of the original kombucha liquid has evaporated...or been eaten?
there seems to be a few layers in there.
surprize!...3 scobys developed after 24 days
i thought i better put them in a hotel of some sort, so i added 2 cups tea sweetened with 1/8th cup sugar and put them in a new clean jar (along with the liquid they were growing in) until i have time for another brewing...i already have 2 separate gallon jars brewing now....YIKES !
it seems this looks like a super "clean" scoby...like it needs to grow some "ewe factor". i will let you know what happens after the first brew...
as you can see from the photo, i started this experiment 8-14-13. then i moved them to a hotel for a few weeks. on 9-17-13 i started the batch with the new scobys. i put all three small discs in to brew. within a few days the new larger baby scoby started to form.
I WAITED ABOUT 16 DAYS for the brew to finish...
IT WORKS !!!
I HAVE SUCCESSFULLY BREWED A BATCH OF DELICIOUS KOMBUCHA FROM THIS EASY HOMEMADE SCOBY.
i have continued to this date to make 6 more DELICIOUS batches...
AND... my scoby hotel is more like a "RESORT"
in conclusion...there is no need to hunt down a scoby or pay for a kit with shipping and handling. all you need is a little patience and a few bucks for a bottle of GT's RAW ORIGINAL KOMBUCHA