Kombucha Series 5: SCOBY Hotel


Alright Y’all, so you’ve brewed your batch of Booch and you need a break. I am not even going to ask why you are taking a break from Booch but I am sure it’s a good reason. So I will walk you through on how to make a SCOBY hotel. This way your SCOBY stays happy and fed while you do whatever it is that you need to do.

It is really quite simple to keep your SCOBY happy without stressing yourself out.

Enough with the busy talk….Let’s do this thang!

After you have made your batch of Booch, simply brew yourself a new batch of sweet tea. Pour tea over you SCOBY and…..


Your got yourself a hotel for your SCOBY. Your SCOBY will be happy for 2-6 months. ***Always check your SCOBY to make sure mold is not growing on it. If it is just remove that layer of SCOBY off the mother and refresh your batch of tea. Remember your SCOBY lives off of sugar. That is what keeps your SCOBY a happy camper. As your SCOBY sits in the hotel for a long period of time, the tea will turn to Kombucha vinegar.

What is Kombucha vinegar?

Have you ever had a batch go just a tad bit to long and all you taste is a strong vinegar taste but it is drinkable? Well let’s say you let your Booch go about 2-6 months, that tea is no longer tea, it is Kombucha vinegar. Still drinkable, so you can still use it for your starter tea, but it is potent as a muther! You can use Kombucha vinegar to sanitize your jars and utensils when you are ready to brew your next batch. You can also use it for your starter tea. You can even use it to clean as you would use white vinegar.


As your SCOBY sits in its hotel, it can become really think. Which is incredible but sometimes it gets a little tricky keeping it in the jar because it takes to much space. This is when you do a little maintenance.

What kind of maintenance? Oh, I am so glad you asked. Next post will be on how to maintain your SCOBY. So stay tuned.

Until next time…

Happy hotel making!

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