I picked up my scoby today from a lady in Santa Monica, CA. She was so busy she didn't have time to answer my questions, but I was really shocked at the size of my new scoby.
I'm freaked out because I'm not sure how to concoct the proper amount of sugar-tea-water ratio in order to feed something this massive.
I would have been happy with something the size of a hockey puck, which is what one usually observes whilst browsing the internet.
This one is nearly 1 FOOT IN DIAMETER!!!
And weighs at least 2 pounds!! About 1.5 inches thick in the thickest area!!!
:( It's suspended in a plastic sealed bag, which she told me to keep refrigerated- but I'm worried it's going to get sick or weak without a proper sugar/tea habitat, so I need to make it TOMORROW as soon as possible.
Can I slice it in 4 quarters, or no? Peel half of it off to force a 'mother/baby' separation?
****most importantly: what should i do for the water/sugar/tea ratio?****
Thank you SO so, so, so very much.
ps. Picture attached for reference. My hand is in the image to provide some comparison- please take into consideration I have *incredibly* long, thin fingers- longer than, or as long as most men twice my size, this is truly a massive scoby, and I'm a little sad I may be unable to pull off culturing this one.