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Hi --

I had a nice healthy donated SCOBY that my husband accidentally killed (it was in the oven -- turned off -- and he preheated to 400 w/o checking... doh). But I let it sit for a few days and now a new baby has formed! It looks great, but the original mother SCOBY had some tendrils that have now turned black and are clinging to baby. Should I be concerned? Should I ditch the mother?

Also, I started another brew by just adding raw kombucha. The yeasty things that typically sit on the bottom of kombucha bottles are floating at the top, along with still-forming, bubbly looking SCOBY baby. Is this OK?

Just trying to avoid poisoning myself and fam. Thanks for any help!!


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