How Long Do Water Kefir Grains Live?
Indefinitely! The hardy little buggers are live, consuming organisms that are in a constant state of reproduction. As long as you feed them periodically and give them rest by putting them into dormancy every so often, they will reproduce and ferment indefinitely. They have lived for over a thousand years. Some may get weaker over … Continued
5 Water Kefir Summer Fermentation Brewing Tips
Here are some tips to keep your summer fermentation of water kefir from washing your kitchen ceiling 😉 With the warm weather approaching you are going to see a sudden change in the volatility of your second ferment. Water kefir ferments significantly quicker in the summer months then in the winter. You need to take … Continued
How Seasons Effect Water Kefir Fermentation
Did you know that water kefir goes through changes with the seasons? If you look outside your window right now you will be able to notice how the different seasons affect all living organisms. Water kefir is no exception. During the summer water kefir ferments rapidly with the warmer temperatures. These are the months where … Continued
Water Kefir Grain Buy Back Program
Make extra money off your excess water kefir grains. Are you swamped with water kefir grains and don’t know what to do with them? Do you feel guilty throwing them away? Then I have the perfect extra money making proposition for you! It’s simple. Once you have 5 cups or more of excess water kefir … Continued
Low Commitment Water Kefir Fermentation
Low Commitment = Huge Rewards I get so excited when people ask me about water kefir since being a Master Water Kefir Brewer is my career. It has been under the radar in the world of fermentation and studies are coming out that it is one of the more beneficial ferments for the gut with … Continued
How Do I Transfer My Water Kefir Grains?
So you received your package of kefir grains and you are excited to get started but what is the best way to transfer them into the jar? This has been a common question that I have been receiving and I wanted to go into some depth with the answer. When your grains arrive, they have … Continued
How Long Is Water Kefir Good For?
Great question with a couple of different answers. The bottom line is that water kefir NEVER goes no good. If it is in a sealed bottle with no chance of cross contamination, the LIVE cultures will slowly continue to eat up the sugars in the drink and eventually the drink will turn to vinegar. You … Continued
What EXACTLY Are Water Kefir Grains Made Up Of?
Water kefir is made from kefir grains, also known as sugar grains, tibicos, tibi, or Japanese water crystals. Different countries call them by different names. In Germany they may be called Piltz; in Italy, Kefir di Frutta; and in France, Graines Vivantes. They have absolutely no connection to grain used for flour. The grains are made up … Continued
Water Kefir VS Kombucha- Who’s The Winner?
This is the number one question that I get asked on a daily basis and the low down is this. They are both excellent drinks in their own way. I am proud to sell my Happy Gut kits and grains on the Albertan Spud.ca website and they did a fantastic article about the comparison that I was inspired to share with you. Kimchi, kombucha, and kefir water–oh my! … Continued
Can I Add Tea To My Water Kefir Recipe?
I love when people ask me questions. It means that they are interested in improving their gut health and that’s my specialty. 🙂 Here is the low down. The base of kombucha is black tea which means that it contains caffeine. The beauty of water kefir is that it has no caffeine so if you … Continued