CAN I ADD MINERALS WHEN FERMENTING KEFIR?

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Yes, especially when they don’t preform as well as always or are a bit sluggish. When the grains are “down” try to use baking soda (1/8 of a teaspoon pre liter) and sometimes a pinch of Calcium Carbonate or boiled egg shells … Continued

WHEN IS MY KEFIR READY?

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The Colour would be lighter than what it was before fermentation. The smell and taste will change from sweet to slightly tangy. You will see bubbles floating to the top as you move or pick the jar up. Raisins will … Continued

HOW OFTEN DO I FEED MY KEFIR GRAINS?

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They need  a new sugar solution at least every 48 hours. With every brew you will pour the kefir off and put your grains in a fresh sugar and water solution. see How to make Water Kefir .

WHAT TYPE OF CONTAINER TO USE?

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Clear see through glass is the best option. I am not a fan of plastic, but if you have to food grade plastic can also be used. Metals can corrode and leach into the kefir because of the acidity of … Continued

WHAT’S THE BEST TEMPERATURE FOR KEFIRING?

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The optimal temperature ratio is between 28ºC – 30ºC. Kefir can is still active and ferments at a temperature ranging from 5ºC-30ºC that’s why kefir continues to ferment in your fridge only slower than usual. In Summer time when we … Continued

LIDS OR NO LIDS?

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Lids on produces more carbonation but kefir grains need oxygen to be happy and multiply well. A breathable cloth is the best option, just make sure it’s a tight weave to keep the insects out!

DO I WASH MY GRAINS?

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Even though the traditional practice doesn’t suggest washing Kefir Grains and is considered as unnecessary, I still wash my Kefir Grains especially when yeast buildup is visible. I swish them around in a bowl of clean chlorine-free water and drain them.

HOW DO I KNOW MY GRAINS ARE HEALTHY?

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Trust your senses! The kefir liquid will Look lighter than it was before the fermentation time. It will smell fresh and may even have a slightly yeasty smell but not a overpowering rotten smell. The Kefir will flow like water and not be thick and … Continued

HOW LONG DOES KEFIR GRAINS LAST?

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Water Kefir has been around for thousands of years and was passed down from one generation to the next and with good care you never have to get new grains again.