Category Archives: Water Kefir Fresh

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 101 – Second fermentation tip

Water kefir 101 – Day 2 of 2nd fermentation at room temperature. Once you have completed the initial fermentation which includes the grains, strain the brew, and at this point you can decanter it into bottles. Pop on an airtight lid and let it stand for a further 2 days+ to build up carbonation. Then […]

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 […]

Kefir and beetroot salad dressing

This is a delicious creamy dressing without the calories.Ingredients: #kefirmilk #beetroot #waterkefirgrains #garlic red #onion (optional) some evaporated cane juice and salt & pepper to taste and a blender (bullet or similar)How to make it…It’s very simple and quick. Firstly chop about 1/4 – 1/2 an onion, 1 medium fresh beet and 2-4 cloves of […]

How the colour of water kefir grains impacts the flavour

Water kefir grains can vary greatly in colour from a clear whitish colour to a deep honey. It all depends on what you are feeding them. The different available sugars include minerals like the molasses in cane sugar which is almost black through to refined white sugar crystals. They also impart different flavours to you […]

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 […]