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SCOBY QUESTIONS:

A SCOBY is a “Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria & Yeast.” This culture is reusable and will help you brew countless batches of kombucha. We grow each SCOBY from scratch, so your fresh grown SCOBY will vary in appearance, color, thickness, texture, etc. It will grow larger to fit your fermenter & change texture, color, thickness, etc. as you continue brewing kombucha.

YEP! Your SCOBY is safe in its pouch during transit. It’s okay to sit in your mailbox or on your porch in warm weather if you’re unable to bring it indoors right away. If the SCOBY arrives frozen in the winter, keep it in its pouch & set it on your counter for a day or 2 so it can warm up to room temperature before brewing. It’ll bounce back!
NOPE! The SCOBY’s position inside the jar doesn’t matter - it may sink, float or hover somewhere in the middle. Your “mother” SCOBY may sink to the bottom while a new SCOBY grows at the surface. Your SCOBY may even tilt sideways. A change in position is simply an indication that the temperature has changed. This does NOT mean the SCOBY is dead or defective. Be sure to keep your kombucha fermenting between 70 - 85 *F to keep your SCOBY happy.
Probably not. SCOBYs always look pretty strange, even when they’re perfectly healthy! If you’re concerned by the appearance or worried there might be mold - DON’T DUMP IT! Email us a photo at support@craftabrew.com so we can advise. In most cases, it isn’t mold. Mold growth is quite rare, but can happen. Normal SCOBY formations can look odd, but don’t assume it’s mold! Mold will look like what you’d find on bread - white/blue/green round spots.
Probably not. SCOBYs always look pretty strange, even when they’re perfectly healthy! If you’re concerned by the appearance or worried there might be mold - DON’T DUMP IT! Email us a photo at support@craftabrew.com so we can advise. In most cases, it isn’t mold. Mold growth is quite rare, but can happen. Normal SCOBY formations can look odd, but don’t assume it’s mold! Mold will look like what you’d find on bread - white/blue/green round spots.

Questions about alcohol:

A SCOBY is a “Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria & Yeast.” This culture is reusable and will help you brew countless batches of kombucha. We grow each SCOBY from scratch, so your fresh grown SCOBY will vary in appearance, color, thickness, texture, etc. It will grow larger to fit your fermenter & change texture, color, thickness, etc. as you continue brewing kombucha.