Handy hints: Sediment in water kefir. I had some ask me about this the other day…I’m there something wrong with my water kefir if it is cloudy or there is sediment in the bottom after the second fermentation? The simple answer is ‘No’. The sediment is created during the first fermentation. It is not harmful and does not effect the taste of your water kefir. To reduce it and end up with clearer liquid I recommend that you strain the water kefir after the first fermentation using a tight-weave cloth after you have removed the grains first. If you are not doing a second fermentation in another jar, I recommend bottling your kefir water straight away and adding about a tablespoon of maple syrup which will continue to feed the bacteria suspended in you kefir water which will assist in the carbonation process of adding some natural fizz to this tasty probiotic drink. Happy fermenting!