Every time you brew kombucha you will get another SCOBY. In the begining this is great news but before long you will have more scobies than you actually need to brew with So what to do with them?
I sometimes just put them in my garden. The plants love the B vitamins in the kombucha SCOBYs and they seem to nurture the soil and keep the bugs away (although do be careful with PH sensitive plants as the scobies can be quite acidic). There are a gazillion SCOBYs in the ground from the winter. You can add them to your compost heap too but again be careful about putting too many in as you don't want the compost soil to be too acidic.
Animals such as chickens and goats love SCOBYs, too, just hand them over and they will gobble them up. But here is another great way to use your
Probiotic treats for your dogs! They’re easy to make and they contain tons of nutrients and doggies really do love them.
How to make them
These work best with thinner scobies so try and thinner ones rather than big thick scobies.
1/ Slice or chop up your scoby into desired size
a stainless steel knife (or plastic) can be used.
2/ Place the scoby pieces in the dehydrator or on some grease proof paper if you don't have a dehydrator.
3/leave to dehydrate on the lowest heat setting on the dehydrator (about 35C) or cover them with another sheet of grease proof paper and leave to dry at room temperature (this will take a few days depending on how thick the scoby was)
4/ Once fully dehydrated they will look like strips of jerky/leather and they can be taken out and stored in an airtight container for about 6-12 months.
or if your feeling fancy you can roll up the strips to make them tougher to chew.
Some people spread a little chicken or beef stock on although i find peanut butter works really well. I am yet to meet a doggy that does not love these!