Thank you for all the pointers!! I have started growing my own scoby! I'm super excited about it. I used a mason jar with 3.5 cups of black tea, 1/4th cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of gt's organic raw kombucha (unflavored) and tried to get the little baby scoby from my kombucha in there too (it was very small) Covered it with a few coffee filters and rubber banned it.
Question: should I use only one filter? As I saw someone mention that it needs to breathe ? Also my jar is pretty much filled to the very top. Should I poor some out or is this ok? The only other container I have is about a 3 gallon one with a spout that I was going to brew the actual kombucha in. And last question is I don't really know where to keep it. My kitchen has lights under all the cabinets that stay on so I didn't want constant light on it, I do have one section without a light but it's right by the stove and I know extreme heat can hurt it, and then I thought in my bathroom under the shelf but thought that would just be weird haha so I currently have it my my closet in my hallway that we don't go in much. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.