a sinking scoby...kombucha mushroom!

About 2 or 3 weeks ago, I taught a marathon day of lacto-fermentation and culturing classes. One of the things we made was KOMBUCHA--the real deal, from a kombucha mushroom. DEEEEEEEEE-LICIOUS, cheap and easy to make yourself, and FULL of great things for your body, not the least of which is GLUCURONIC ACID.  (Glucuronic acid is produced by the King of the organs, the liver. Drink some kombucha and help that liver of yours to detox!) I got an email yesterday from someone in the class whose mushroom had sunk to the bottom of the bowl. What to do? Compost that mushroom and start again from scratch! Do the same if your mushroom has turned black, or the resulting kombucha tea smells "off". Your nose ALWAYS knows!!!