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Why Your Water Kefir Has Suddenly Lost It’s Fizz

Leeza Zurwick


Unless your grains have dissolved completely, they are not dead. Water kefir grains have been able to survive centuries of being handed down from person-to-person and they’re still here. That’s why there’s no need to worry if you open your second ferment and there’s no fizz.

Here are 3 reasons why your water kefir may have suddenly lost it’s fizz:

  1. Those water kefir babies of yours are just that—babies and they hate being cold. The nights are cooler and we haven’t started to heat our homes yet. The key to the water kefir fermentation process is warmth. One of the best place to get great fermentation results is on top of the fridge. It gives off the heat to help the fermentation process.
  2. Leave your first and second ferments for 48 hours instead of 24. This allows more sugar to be eaten by the grains and provides more CO2 for the fizz process.
  3. Make sure you add some sort of fruit juice to the second ferment. The water kefir liquid turns the sugar from the juice into CO2.

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