Update on my DIY Homemade Kombucha – my SCOBY Sank!

Hello my fellow wiseasses! I rarely do a Saturday post, but I was slammed yesterday so missed one! Plus, I wanted to give you all an update on my DIY homemade kombucha AND give you a formal invitation 🙂

Well, my SCOBY sank. The SCOBY (Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast) is the culture of your kombucha and looks like a flat, rubbery pancake. Or, as CAH so lovingly refers to it, the “placenta.” Needless to say, like most of my health ventures, it has taken some time to get CAH on board.

I wasn’t sure what the significance of SCOBY sinking was, but given my natural tendancy to kill plants, despite my best efforts, I naturally assumed I had just killed my SCOBY and ruined my first batch of kombucha. Luckily, some frantic Googling revealed that this is normal, and my beloved little bacterial pancake was just fine. And when I noticed it was thriving, I felt like a proud mama. I can make bacteria grow! Woo hoo!

my beloved bacterial pancake: I named it Scoby-dooby-doo

But my frantic SCOBY-saving mission got me thinking, I need my own little harem of kombucha-experts with whom to discuss these things! Since I am a creature that tends to follow the path of least resistance, I would like a group on Facebook, where I usually am anyways. So I have started my own DIY homemade kombucha Facebook group! I would love for you all to come join us! Whether you are just contemplating starting to brew your own, or are a seasoned kombucha expert, we’d love to have you!

Join us here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/195957283843086/

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