Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Water Kefir Update

I ended up letting it sit until Monday as it wasn't very fizzy. I started another batch that day which I decanted just now. The grains have multiplied enough that I went ahead and split them into two bottles. The latest batches each have 1/8 cup honey, small handful raisins, and half a lemon.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Water Kefir

Someone gave me some "water kefir" grains and I've started fermenting with them. I used:

3 cups water
1/4 cup sugar (organic evaporated cane juice)
half an organic lemon
2 tiny dried figs
A little less than 1/4 cup dried "grains" (culture/starter)
Sliced fresh ginger

I did this in a large mason jar, started it yesterday afternoon. I'll check on it today, it's supposed to ferment in 24-72 hours.

The finished product the other person had made was delicious. Fermented and fizzy, and I could taste the lactobacilli. I love probiotics.

I'll keep you posted.