Through no fault of the Kombucha, it had turned completely to vinegar. It took about three cups of sugar to get it sweetened up enough to call it Kombucha and not vinegar. I had neglected it completely for a few months. I won't even try to justify that neglect. So, I was trying to move the SCOBY and it felt pretty large. When I turned it on its side I was shocked to see it was about three inches thick. I decided to take off a wafer of SCOBY and put the rest in my compost. (I have lots of spares) I did not realize that it weighed at least five pounds. It was not easy to get it out of the crock. Isn't that amazing!! Just look how beautiful it is.