We Got a Sinker!!!

Discussion in 'Kombucha Troubleshooting' started by loumark5, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. loumark5

    loumark5 New Member

    So I finally gained the courage to split my original Mother SCOBY from a few of her babies. I then made qty 2 new batches - one using the mother and one using the "baby" SCOBY (I kept the babies together, maybe 2-3 layers). Now, the mother stayed on surface like I'm accustomed to seeing. However, the "baby" SCOBY sank straight to the bottom.

    From reading the FAQ and troubleshooting guide, all seems to be ok with this happening. However, a few ?:

    1. Can I reuse a "sinker" or should I discard it once desired fermentation is complete? I assume a fresh SCOBY will form at the surface despite the original SCOBY submerged at bottom?
    2. Once "sinker", always a "sinker"? I mean, if I can reuse it, what are chances of the SCOBY regaining its buoyancy at some point?
    Thanks in advance for the feedback!
  2. Misschief

    Misschief Member

    Even a "sinker" will do its job. I've had scobies stand vertical. It doesn't need to float. A new scoby will grow to cover the surface. It's all good.

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