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Is This Normal, Part 2

Water Kefir - Is this normal?
In our last episode of Is This Normal, we learned about bubbly/foamy water kefir, sinking and floating grains, the range in color of water kefir grains, sediment that can occur, that water kefir is sweet and that it won’t be carbonated without a second ferment.

In this episode of Is This Normal? there is more to learn!… 

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Bonni

Bonni

Bonni started on the cultured foods path quite few years ago, beginning with sauerkraut. Since then, she has cultured yogurt, milk kefir, water kefir, kombucha, a variety of veggies, sour cream and gluten-free sourdough. She is a busy homeschool mom to her daughter, so is always looking for the most efficient and least time consuming ways to manage all of her culturing.

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Is This Normal?

Water Kefir - Is this normal?

In customer support, we often get questions about a customer’s culturing process and if the results are normal. I thought it might be helpful to see what the water kefir process looks like in my home.

Each time I strain my grains to add to fresh sugar water, I am reminded of the the most common questions. Perhaps these are things you’ve wondered about or asked.

My water kefir is bubbly and foamy, is this normal?… 

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Bonni

Bonni

Bonni started on the cultured foods path quite few years ago, beginning with sauerkraut. Since then, she has cultured yogurt, milk kefir, water kefir, kombucha, a variety of veggies, sour cream and gluten-free sourdough. She is a busy homeschool mom to her daughter, so is always looking for the most efficient and least time consuming ways to manage all of her culturing.

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Scoby Snacks

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If you have been brewing kombucha for a while now, you probably have an excess of baby scobys. I do a continuous brew kombucha and brew each batch for a very long time. This results in some huge, and I mean HUGE, scobys. This one measures about 10”-11” in diameter and is about 2”+ thick.

 

From the Editor: Please welcome Bonni, CFH Customer Support Manager and Cultured Kitchen Keeper.

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Bonni

Bonni

Bonni started on the cultured foods path quite few years ago, beginning with sauerkraut. Since then, she has cultured yogurt, milk kefir, water kefir, kombucha, a variety of veggies, sour cream and gluten-free sourdough. She is a busy homeschool mom to her daughter, so is always looking for the most efficient and least time consuming ways to manage all of her culturing.

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Indefinitely, With Care

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We always tell customers that our heirloom cultures are reusable indefinitely, with care. Some ask, what does that mean, “with care”? I’m here to tell you what that means! :)

From the Editor: Please welcome Bonni, CFH Customer Support Manager and Cultured Kitchen Keeper.

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Bonni

Bonni

Bonni started on the cultured foods path quite few years ago, beginning with sauerkraut. Since then, she has cultured yogurt, milk kefir, water kefir, kombucha, a variety of veggies, sour cream and gluten-free sourdough. She is a busy homeschool mom to her daughter, so is always looking for the most efficient and least time consuming ways to manage all of her culturing.

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