Mummy Scoby -- Part 1

I am always perplexed on what will happen when the process of dehydration happens to a kombucha Scoby.  In short I tried to mummify a Scoby and see whether it can come back to life.

So I went ahead and  I dried a fresh healthy kombucha Scoby in a food dehydrator for 9 days. 

To get a clearer picture I compared a fresh Scoby side by side with a dried Scoby. The one on my i right is a fresh Scoby while the one on my left is a dried kombucha Scoby.

A closer look at the two kombucha Scoby

Dried Kombucha Scoby

(Side Note: One interesting literature I read about kombucha stated that there were attempts to actually use dried kombucha Scoby as an alternative to fabric. Imagine wearing a tshirt made from Scoby!)

Fresh Kombucha Scoby 

Next, I created a fresh batch of sugar tea and inserted the dry Scoby and left it to brew for 7 days. The results? I will share it in my next post. 


  1. Hi Boon Loke, do you have extra scoby babies to sell? If not, please let me know where to get it in Malaysia. Thanks in advance.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

My Scoby is Thicker than Yours

Trying Kombucha for the first time? Two things you will need to know!

10 Kombucha Questions Answered!