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Ya'll might remember my thread from a week ago about how my last batch of kombucha went seriously, nasty moldy. I pitched the mama and baby scoby, because they were both moldy.<br><br>
I reverted to an old saved one. It was pretty old, but not much older than the mama scoby that worked... albeit went moldy. My 'bucha has been brewing for five days now, and no baby scoby yet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bawl">: I'm accustomed to it forming a baby within about 2 days. Could it be just because it's been really cool in my kitchen lately? What's the longest ya'll have gone before the baby has formed? Is my culture dead? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I would give it 10 to 14 days and see if even a thin scoby forms. I haven't brewed for awhile now, but mine used to 5 days before I saw anything, longer if it's cold, and even longer if you've stored it in the fridge. You can always start your brew with store bought plain finished kombucha. Several mamas have done it successfully. Look for the bottles with little floaters at the top.
 

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you might check len's site (in the stickies somewhere) and see if the balance is off...I need to do that too..mine isn't giving me a scoby either and the tea is just bla....
 
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