Hi, I’m new, but I am not good at intros so I am starting right in with questions.
I was recently given HUGE Kombucha culture. I peeled it apart in to five starts, set aside three and made two batches. After about five days of brewing as expected both of them started to grow mold on the surface.
I am going to try again, but I am asking first for suggestions on how to avoid mold next time. Also can I use the starts that I was using in these moldy batches or do I need to throw them out? The mold is only on the surface where a new culture is forming, not on the culture I put in to start, which sunk to the bottom.