What is a SCOBY?


A SCOBY is an acronym for symbiotic colony obacteria and yeast.  In short, it is beneficial bacteria and yeasts that work synergistically together to produce a certain type of ferment.

3 Sure Ways to Kill Your SCOBY! So DON’T do these things!

  1. Washing any of your Kombucha brewing supplies with soap, it will kill the bacteria and yeast in the SCOBY making it useless
  2. Using tap water in your brew, the chlorine will kill it
  3. Placing it in too hot or cold water, it must always be room temperature

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For each batch that you brew, you will create a new SCOBY. Aside from keeping extra in a hotel, some things you can do with them are…

  • Share with friends and family
  • Use them for test brews with different types of tea or coffee
  • Feed them to your pets
  • Stick them in your compost/garden/soil
  • Blend it a food processor and use on skin
  • Cut a small piece of and use for wounds, boils, cuts, etc.

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