If anybody has surplus kefir grains, sourdough starters, raw milk etc it would be good to put it up on this discussion page. Then it is all in the one place and easy to find for future reference and newbies looking : ) Cheers!!
Hi Lisa do you still have Kombucha on offer? I'm in Papakura can pop over to collect I have Ginger Beer plant can trade if you would like to.
Hi Sara, Yes going strong. I don't even know what a ginger beer plant is but it sounds great! I'll add you as a friend if I can, not sure how to do it. If you don't get my friend request could you do it from you end please.
A ginger beer plant is a natural starter for making your own ginger beer it gets a better result than making a batch with yeast it is a living sccoby type sluhge at the bootom of a yar you feed 1/2 teaspoon powder ginger and 1/2 teaspoon sugar every day for 8 days then use the fluid off the top for making a batch a link here:
This recipe tells you how to start your own plant from scratch I have a spare plant here on the go already so it would make quicker result for you, you would just need to have a jar ready for me to tip the plant into
Also something extra I do is when I add the plant liquid to the sugar mix I also squeese fresh juice into the mix as well the easiest way is to grate some fresh ginger and to tie in muslin ans squeese that so the juice falls freely into your mix without any fibre getting in I then put the whole pot in the oven on very low so it is very gently warming hardly warming at all and I leave the pot in overnight this kick starts the carbonation you can add cloves or vanilla beans or whatever you want cranberries raisens etc up to you. I the morning I get up and bottle this mix and leave for about a week.
Hanna, I'm in Red Beach. Get in touch if you want :)
Would like to start making some raw milk Kefir and Kombucha, where can I get these cultures from (if thats the right term for them)? I live in West Auckland.
I currently have a surplus of milk kefir grains, and would like water kefir grains and kombucha.
Living in Porirua, Wellington area.
Milk kefir grains to share in Queenstown. PM me if you're interested.
Hello people- am in Gisborne- looking for a raw milk-supplier... and would like to try the milk kefir grains if somebody is local ?- don't know about the water grains- can anyone enlighten me here?
Have pickles and jams from my own fruit to swap if appropriate- or pay postage is fine too !
:o) cheers Gloria
Hi Gloria, I am in Gisborne and have spare milk kefir grains if you would like some. Alot of the raw milk up the east coast is supplied from the hawkes bay and they do a big drop off every week at certain places around Gisborne. I could private message you the details if you would like to know more. The water kefir grains are for making kefir soda, a refreshing drink. You fill up a jar with water, add the grains aswell as sugar and any other flavour you want, citrus etc...after a few days if becomes carbonated and you have a fizzy like drink.
Hi everyone, I live in Casebrook, Christchurch and would LOVE some milk kefir grains. Also would love to know of a source for raw milk in the area. I am currently trying to make my first batch of sourdough starter but it would be great to know of someone who may have some spare if mine doesn't work out. Thanks, Louise
Hi, I'm located near Taihape - and currently on the lookout for milk or water kefir grains or kombucha if there is anyone nearby who has some to spare. Further afield to Feilding or Palmy would also be fine for pick-up. Thanks!