Kombucha has transparent skin w/ blister bubbles forming in container corners

Discussion in 'Kombucha Troubleshooting' started by Tony Catania, Sep 2, 2017.

  1. Tony Catania

    Tony Catania New Member

    • New to Kombucha brewing, on my second batch;
    • using the baby from my last brew as the mother for the new
    • unlike first brew, on second brew there is a transparent film or skin forming across the entire surface of the container
    • there are 3/4 inch blisters forming in the shoulders of the container on the surface (3 of them so far); they appear to be full of air
    • smells like fermentation is happening
    • I'm on day 3 of fermentation
    My concern is that the skin is preventing proper air exchange, and that the barrier will impact scoby formation or brew quality. Or worse? Any ideas?

    In the photo attached you can see rippled surface; and blister is clear at right hand side.

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  2. Misschief

    Misschief Member

    No worries. That's a new scoby forming. It looks fine. The scoby forms on the surface creating an anaerobic environment. It's all good; it's doing what it should.

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