It's been 3 days, this is what I have so far. In this method I didn't add any new tea to the stuff from the bottle. Just dumped it in a clean jar and covered it. That's how my surprise scoby Velma was formed and it seemed worth trying. With the first one I grew from commercial kombucha it started out very thin. For a long time it resembled egg whites that had a tea stain. Now it's thick and creamy and fills my 2 gallon continuous brew container.