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
How To Double Your Water Kefir Grains
Water kefir grains are like children (hence the name babies). You can guide them along but they are still going to do things their own way. My full time job as a Master Water Kefir Brewer is to mass produce water kefir grains in my grow op. I have tried every method that I could … Continued
Water Kefir Brewing Tips For Guaranteed Success
Welcome to the miraculous world of fermentation! When I embarked on the adventure of making water kefir, I was gifted some grains and sent on my way with a few notes. I began doing research online and I couldn’t find anything definitive to go on. Through trial and error and numerous fails, I finally came … Continued
The Best Water For Water Kefir Fermentation
Let’s take the confusion out of this one once and for all! Water kefir grains need minerals to survive and thrive and benefit from water sources with higher mineral content. With that said, if the mineral content is too high, the grains can begin to disintegrate. Some water sources such as well water or spring … Continued
How Do I Know If My Poor Water Kefir Grains Are Alive?
Can you see them? They are ALIVE! Time and time again I get emails telling me that people have killed their grains or that they are no good, based on their own assumptions, and then they proceed to throw them away! Yikes! If you can see the grains then they are JUST FINE. The problem … Continued