The Basics What is a SCOBY? SCOBY stands for Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast. The bacteria and yeasts work together to ferment sweet tea, resulting in a delicious, probiotic beverage called kombucha.
Help, my SCOBY sank! Don’t worry! Your SCOBY will be just fine. The sinking of a SCOBY has nothing to do with its health, but rather the forces of physics.
Finding mold on your kombucha is always a sad day. You WILL KNOW btw if it is mold.
WOO! Time to bottle up your brew! At this point, your kombucha should have fermented for about 7-14 days at around 78°F.