ACV has formed a kombucha SCOBY

  • ACV has formed a kombucha SCOBY

    Posted by Raspberry on January 7, 2023 at 7:30 pm

    Hey all you fermenters! Happy 2023!

    As an experiment, I used kombucha as a starter for a batch of apple scraps ACV we had left over after we made hard cider last fall. I seen a lot of people suggesting using ACV as a starter for kombucha, so I figured why not try it the other other way around?

    So far it’s gone great! It’s a pretty color and smells awesome but (as I should’ve expected, lol) it’s grown a SCOBY. The most beautiful, perfect white SCOBY I’ve ever seen but should I leave it in there or pull it? I have a SCOBY hotel I can add them to but I wasn’t sure what the best plan of action would be.

    Thanks in advance for any and all advice!

    HeidiRainCountry replied 1 year ago 5 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Grampa-J

    Member
    January 8, 2023 at 4:38 pm

    I would love to learn about this as well.

  • TeresaV

    Member
    February 16, 2023 at 9:51 pm

    Hmm. I watch Rain Country and Off Grid with Doug and Stacy. They know more about it

    • This reply was modified 1 year ago by  TeresaV.
    • This reply was modified 1 year ago by  TeresaV.
  • TeresaV

    Member
    February 16, 2023 at 9:54 pm

    I like making my own vinegars. I haven’t made a Kombucha yet.

  • SilverLining

    Member
    March 1, 2023 at 5:22 am

    I would keep it or share it with a friend. You’re right, it is beautiful.

  • HeidiRainCountry

    Member
    March 1, 2023 at 2:45 pm

    If you have plenty and you have chickens, feed the SCOBYs to them, since I never use a SCOBY to start vinegar, I just toss any of the ones that form to my chickens and they eat them right down. Very healthy for them

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