So we WAIT!
I told you once we transferred it into a large mouth glass container we would re-post. So as promised, here it is. On February 24th we started our Kombucha Creation Quest. We started our batch with out the Mother Scoby they suggest - so we knew it would take quite a bit longer.
We are 2-1/2 weeks into the journey and we can see (and smell) the kombucha making in action. The liquid is a little milky right now with the obvious beginnings of a MOTHERLOAD...
- BACTERIA and
Not sure the photos give you an idea of the progress we are making - but the floaties are growing and there is a translucent gel like layer growing on the top of the jar. We are loving checking it, but being careful not to disturb it too much.
At this point (taking a wild stab here) I am assuming that the actual liquid in this jar will not be something we consume. It is smelling strongly like yeasty vinegar...YUM right? I think we will grow the scoby and reserve some of the liquid to start a fresh batch for our first consumption experience.
We shall see though...