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Scoby and Everything Symbiotic Culture of Good Bacteria & Yeast Related

Q. Are kombucha cultures reusable? How long will the culture last?

A. Yes, with proper care kombucha cultures can be reused many times. The cultures will multiply, and as a practical matter - you can recycle or compost older cultures after a few months.

Q. The SCOBY Kombucha Culture Seems To Have Detached From The Container Opening. Will This Affect The Fermentation Process?

A. Having the SCOBY kombucha culture detach from the container opening does not affect the fermentation process.

Q. One Of My Kombucha Cultures Has A Hole In It Or Is Split Into Pieces Because I Had To Separate It From Mother Culture After They Fused. Can I Still Use It?

A. Kombucha cultures will work just fine even with holes or if they have been torn in half.

Q. One of my kombucha cultures has a hole in it or is only a piece because I had to separate it from the mother culture after they fused. Can I still use it?

A. Kombucha cultures will work just fine even with holes or if they have been torn in half.

Q. My kombucha culture sank to the bottom of my container, is floating sideways, rose to the top of the liquid, etc. Is this normal?

A. Depending on a number of factors, the culture may sink, float, or sit sideways. Any of these is normal and will not effect the brewing process.

Q. Does the size of the kombucha culture matter in relation to how much kombucha I will be brewing?

A. No, even a small kombucha culture will effectively ferment a full gallon of kombucha. We do recommend using a culture that is at least 8 centimetres in diameter.

Q. Does The Size Of The Kombucha Culture Matter In Relation To How Much Kombucha I Will Be Brewing?

A. No, even a small kombucha culture will effectively ferment a full gallon of kombucha. We recommend using a culture or a piece of a culture. The culture should be at least 8 centimetres in diameter.

Q. I've Been Brewing Kombucha For Awhile And Am Overrun With Kombucha Scoby's. What Can I Do With Them?

A. In small quantities SCOBYs can be composted, if you do this regularly you won’t end up with too much. If you have the time, cut/shred the SCOBY into smaller pieces for better breakdown.