My boys and I just love drinking the home brewed Kombucha. The problem is that there isn't enough! At first my SCOBY was not reproducing. (Shame on it!) So I did some research and found a way that you can "grow" your own.
My first SCOBY was given to me. I found it simply by posting on Facebook that I was looking for one. A friend of mine from high school saw the post and connected me with her mom, who is an avid Kombucha drinker. YEAH! Scored a SCOBY for free! (almost sounds naughty, doesn't it!)
I also had looked on Craigslist. Yup, they were on there, but cost anywhere from $15-20 dollars. Boo.
I went the free route. As an added bonus, she sat down with me and gave me written directions to follow! Thanks!!!!!
I digressed. Anyways, we were drinking that yummy nectar of goodness faster then I could brew it. My SCOBY was not having babies. What to do... I googled and researched. I came up with a solution. If you buy plain Kombucha (needs to have the floaties in it) and put half a bottle in a glass bowl, cover, and leave it, it should make a mushroom. It need anywhere from 3-4 weeks to grow.
I took up that challenge and started, not one, but two bowls. And you know what happened? As I waited for my experiment to work, my SCOBY I was using to brew started having babies. Ha, joke is on me. BUT, I learned a cool thing. So, in the long run, it was worth it.