"My water kefir is growing in quantity, and still works i.e. makes fizzy soda but the grains are getting smaller and smaller, until now they are so small many are almost a powder! When I got them from a friend they were big, and she said they…"
"Hi Jolien, I was told on my very first time making soda that you dont flavour and carbonate at the same time. I dont know if this is true but it works for me. I make a batch of soda plain with filtered or rain water organic fine raw sugar grains and…"
"Do you have the Eat fat lose fat book by Mary Enig? There are some great ideas in that. I have been experimenting recently with the water from young coconuts (you can order them from your local 4 Square). I put about 4 tablespoons of kefir with the…"
"Are you keeping them in a sugary water solution inbetween brewing? I was told when I got water kefir that they should either be brewing or in the fridge in water (about a cup) with a tablespoon of sugar for every cup of water. Don't tightly…"
While we are on the topic of kefir grains... does anyone have a tried and tested recipe for a yummy fermented drink using kefir grains?
I bought some a few weeks back and made an apple and orange soda. It turned out bubbly and the…"
"Hi Caroline, are you still getting bubbly soda?
Ive not experienced this problem but i believe they dont grow as much in the colder weather so perhaps put them somewhere warm.
Also, the grains will not reproduce unless they have enough sugar to…"
I have started giving my grains a 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda and crushed egg shells (from boiled eggs) and they seem to be growing again. Apparently good for the health of the grains.
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Slowly building up new gardens and working on nutrients. (worm farm and seaweed stew) I have herbs (mint, peppermint, basil-coming to it's end, thyme, sweet marjoram, oregano, lemon balm, chives, st johns wart, echinacea, chamomile and pyrethrum) some brassicas-not really going so well, beetroot, celery, peas, rocket, mesclun, lettuces and leeks. We also have a peach and a plum tree (well established) a lime, a lemon, a mandarin, an olive, a couple of bananas, a feijoa, a guava, black currants, a fig and an apple tree just starting off.
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