Looking for information on growing a scoby or want to learn how to grow a scoby? Well, you’ve come to the right place!
I’m going to share step-by-step on how to create a SCOBY from scratch right in the comfort of your kitchen so you can make kombucha at home.
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How To Grow A Scoby
Scoby is an acronym for Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast, which is used to make Kombucha!
I will show you how to grow a scoby! It’s a jelly-like, pancake-shaped living thing is the secret behind making kombucha at home. But you can also buy or get one instead of growing your own scoby too!
Where to get a scoby? You can get one from a friend (many people give away scobies on Facebook marketplace or craigslist), buy one on amazon, or make one.
Full Recipe Down Below
INGREDIENTS FOR MAKING SCOBY:
- Tea Bags or Loose-leaf Tea
- Kombucha (Raw, unflavoured store-bought)
How To Grow A Scoby
- 1 Glass Jar 1 Litre
- 1 Cloth or Coffee Filter
- 1 Rubber Band or string
- 2 cups water
- 3 black tea bags or green tea bags or 1 tablesppon of loose-leaf tea
- 1/4 cup grandukated sugar
- 1 cup Kombucha raw and unflavoured (store-bought)
- Boil the 2 cups of water and steep the tea bags or loose tea for around 10 minutes. Stir in the sugar until it dissolves. Allow the tea to cool to room temperature.
- In your glass jar, mix the cooled tea with the 1 cup of store-bought kombucha.
- Place a cloth or coffee filter over the top of the jar and secure it with a rubber band or string.
- Put the jar in a warm, dark area where it won't be disturbed for 1 to 4 weeks until you see a 1/2-inch thick SCOBY form on the surface of the liquid. Check every week to see how it's going.
- With clean hands, remove the SCOBY from the liquid and start your first batch of kombucha.
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