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Fermentation adventure part 2 - Kombucha, Milk Kefir and Water Kefir

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This is an update on My Water Kefir fermentation adventures. Being the usual kiasu Singaporean, I drove around town and got my kombucha and milk kefir starters shortly after I started water kefiring. Here's my thoughts about the 3 fermented brews. Before I start going into each type of fermentation brew, let me explain the terms 1F and 2F which is commonly used by brewers. 1F = first fermentation. This is usually 24 hours with the starter grains for water kefir. For milk kefir, the 1F can be as short as 5-6 hours in our climate. For Kombucha, this can be anywhere...

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My Water Kefir fermentation adventures

Posted by Divine Chef on

Water kefir is a probiotic beverage made with water kefir grains. Water kefir grains are not actual grains of rice or wheat but actually "grains" of bacteria and yeast and the term "kefir grains" describes the look of the cultured water kefir. I just started my water kefir fermentation adventures lately. After Nur from the Water Kefir/Milk Kefir Grains Blessing group very kindly shared her excess water kefir (WK) grains with me to get me started, I have been fervently harvesting and fermenting my water kefirs daily.        The basic formula goes like this (and you just multiply accordingly) :-...

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