What is a second fermentation?? To put it simply, the first fermentation is done when your milk kefir grains are added to milk and cultured for approx 24 hours. Now, once you strain out your kefir grains with a plastic strainer and pour the drained kefir into a jar the milk kefir is then ready to consume OR... You Read More
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Flavouring Water kefir Ok to start with and to avoid any confusion, you can of course drink water kefir after the first ferment with no flavouring at all but to be fair it doesn't taste so good at that point. If you want to drink it like that then maybe add it to your smoothy or add it to Read More
Why kefir?? Kefir is a fermented drink, cultured from kefir grains. It is a rich source of probiotics, calcium, protein and B-vitamins that contribute to its health benefits. It's fair to say many people simply can't live without their daily dose of kefir but also there are many people that drink kefir only from time to time. It really Read More
How to make Kombucha Note: If you decide not to brew you Kombucha Scoby upon arrival, simply place it in the fridge until you're ready. You will need the following: Kombucha starter (SCOBY) 1l Glass Jar Coffee filter or muslin cloth to cover the jar Rubber band to secure cover in place Plastic or Wooden Spoon 1/4 cup of Read More
Milk Kefir & Beneficial Bacteria Milk kefir is a great way to get your day-to-day probiotics. It's packed full of the good bacteria that helps your gut and digestive system stay in top shape. Maybe you're new to making milk kefir so it can seem a little difficult to begin with, maybe even intimidating but once you get through Read More
What type of sugar should I use for water kefir grains?? The carbonation level and flavor of your water kefir are determined by the type of sugar and water content. While the total amount of sugar in the water kefir grains activates or deactivates the fermentation process, the type of sugar determines the taste of the finished product and Read More
How to Make Water Kefir Water kefir is similar but not similar to milk kefir. Like Milk Kefir, it’s a fermented drink. And like milk kefir, water kefir is made by using special ‘yeast & bacterial’ grains. However, the bacteria cultures are a bit different, as is the texture and size of the grains. The mediums each type of Read More
How to Make Milk Kefir Here at www.kefirgrains.ie we are crazy about milk kefir and the longer we work with cultures the more we are convinced purchasing FRESH cultures is always a better option than dehydrated cultures as we strongly believe there is some compromise to the cultures during the dehydration process. Milk Kefir is one of the easiest Read More