I just took a class on making Kombucha and was given a gallon jar, a small SCOBY, sugar, tea and a bottle of pre-made Kombucha. When I opened the bottle of pre-made stuff, there was a thin, dark brown stringy, film on the top. I tasted a spoonful of it and it was great so figured it was just fine. The Kombucha is sitting on top of my fridge now and the brown stringy stuff is still there and has grown a bit and is now floating on the top along with the SCOBY. Is this normal? It has only been a few days and I have not tasted the mixture yet but it smells correct. Should i remove these or is it just a bit of a different colored SCOBY? I am so new to this that I had not even tasted Kombucha before this class!
A person who arrives at a feast when the cooked meat is being pulled out of the pot does not know what was endured by others to catch and cook it. - Igbo Proverb