GBP is more similar to tibicos from what I've been told, but it is a distinct scoby. It makes a really nice drink, but it's another one of those things that you can't make yourself, you have to get some from someone else.I love kefir. We buy it at the store, I don't know if it's the real thing or not but it's delicious. I've considered making it, but I don't even play around with the ginger beer plant that I have.
How different is that from a kombucha mushroom, or scoby or whatever you want to call it? I grew one from a bottle of Dave'sGT. Funny, I think we use these different names for the colonies of "bugs" to make it less gross mentally.