Category Archives: FAQ

Sediment in water kefir

Handy hints: Sediment in water kefir. I had someone ask me about sedimentation in water kefir the other day… ‘Is there something wrong with my water kefir if it is cloudy or there is sediment in the bottom after the first and second fermentation?’ The simple answer is ‘No’. The sediment is created during the […]

Water Kefir… even your pets will love it.

Another batch of delicious water kefir ready to ferment for 2 days before it us decantered and goes through second fermentation where I add dried or fresh fruit or spices to impart additional flavours. Kefir water is a lighter probiotic per volume of liquid compared to milk kefir which is why you can consume considerably more […]

How big is your water kefir??

Well, that depends. Cooler weather seems to encourage the culture to cling together and grow much larger grain structures. In warmer weather the grains like their personal space and grains will be much smaller and they will grow more slowly. Optimum fermenting temperature is between 18 – 26 degrees Celsius (water temperature)

Why add water kefir to your regular diet?

Water kefir is an excellent alternative for anyone who is searching for a non-dairy probiotic or if you want a bit of variety. It is worth noting that the probiotic bacteria and beneficial yeasts in water kefir are not the same as those you might get from milk kefir, which is another excellent reason to […]

What is Milk Kefir?

Kefir grains are a combination of lactic acid bacteria and yeasts in a matrix of proteins, lipids, and sugars, and this symbiotic matrix, or (SCOBY) forms “grains” that resemble cauliflower. For this reason, a complex and highly variable community of lactic acid bacteria and yeasts can be found in these grains although some predominant; Lactobacillus […]