I don't need a new scoby. Once you get started with kombucha having too many is more of a problem than not having enough. Still, I keep seeing that you can't grow a healthy one from commercial raw kombucha anymore. I did. I also saw a tutorial where it was done a bit differently from how I did it. Decided to give that a try.
In this method you
1. buy a bottle of raw kombucha.
2. put it in a sterilized jar
3. cover it with a paper towel or cloth and rubber band it on.
I did this one yesterday and there were floaties in the bottle. I looked for that when choosing my bottle.
After 24 hours it's starting to look promising. I am interested in seeing how long this method takes to get a thick scoby vs the way I did my first one (using sweet tea in addition to the bottle tea)
and I was bored. Kombucha is a process and a gift for the patient. I am not patient, so I have to do other things to keep myself occupied while waiting for my gift of finished fizzy tea.