Q. My Kombucha Has Been Fermenting For A Period Of Time And Is Developing A Cloudy Layer On Top. Is This Normal?
A. Yes. The cloudy white layer is the beginning of a SCOBY kombucha culture. The formation of a new culture is one sign that your batch of kombucha is fermenting properly.
Q. I've been storing a batch of finished kombucha for a few days and it seems to be developing a jelly-type mass on top. Is this normal? What is it?
A. The jelly-type mass is the beginning of a new SCOBY kombucha culture. Even after the main kombucha culture is removed, the kombucha remains full of living yeast and bacteria which continue to ferment slowly on their own. Consequently idle kombucha will eventually form a new baby culture.
Q. My kombucha has been fermenting for a period of time and is developing a cloudy layer on top. Is this normal?
A. Yes. The cloudy white layer is the beginning of a new baby kombucha culture. The formation of a new culture is a sign that your batch of kombucha is fermenting properly.
Q. The new baby kombucha culture seems to have detached from the container opening. Will this mess up the fermentation process?
A. Having the SCOBY culture detach from the container opening is common if the jar is bumped or moved. It does not affect the fermentation process.
Q. My kombucha has been fermenting for a period of time and is developing brown stringy particles. Is this normal?
A. The brown stringy particles are yeast particles and are harmless. They are a natural by-product of the fermentation process. You can strain them out of the finished kombucha if desired.