Have you ever found your water kefir turning cloudy and smelling like stinky socks?
Then your brewing environment is too warm and your yeast has gone out of whack and it’s best not to drink it.
To get your grains back into balance, you need to put your grains into water and put them into the fridge without any sugar. Just plain water.
Leave them there for at least 2 weeks. They need time to reset and get hungry.
After 2 weeks, try fermenting again and put them into a cooler fermentation spot.
It may take longer for them to ferment but the yeast will stay in check.
If you continue to have cloudy water kefir, you may have to purchase new grains.
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Leeza Zurwick is the Founder of Happy Gut and has a deep passion for living off the earth and using fermented food as medicine. After being gifted some water kefir grains, she found it difficult to find consistent information on how to brew water kefir and she found it challenging to source the right brewing supplies. Through extensive research, trial and error, Leeza developed simple recipes and systems to ensure success and delicious results. After drinking water kefir daily, she noticed a significant reduction in bloating, clearer skin and her immune system was strengthened enough to not get sick, despite working in classrooms full of germy kids! Leeza launched Happy Gut in 2017 and made it her mission to share the age old wisdom, simplicity and incredible health benefits of live, probiotic rich, fermented Water Kefir.
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