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Starter cultures can be unpredictable at times. Even those with extensive fermentation experience can stumble into a new culturing issue every once in a while.
At Cultures for Health, we want you to be successful, no matter what your fermentation project. Whether you are just getting started, or have been culturing for years, we have a collection of troubleshooting articles to help you keep your projects on track.
Browse our troubleshooting advice below, and remember...you can do this!
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Wondering how long to let your kombucha brew? Learn how the type of brewing vessel and size of its opening will affect your kombucha brewing time.
Having trouble with your sourdough starter? Read our troubleshooting guide. Sourdough is quite a resilient culture and can be recovered with a little care.
Is your scoby bad, or is it just ugly? Take a look at the many variations of a healthy scoby.
Why does some goat milk taste better than others? How can you get the best taste from your goat milk?
Going on vacation? Learn to safely put your yogurt culture, sourdough starter, kombucha or kefir on hold while you're away.
Not sure if your kombucha scoby is activating properly? Check out our step-by-step checklist to determine whether there is an issue and how to resolve it.
Is your SCOBY sinking? Having problems brewing Kombucha? We can help! Check out our extensive Kombucha Troubleshooting FAQ!
Bakers living at high altitudes may need to adjust many factors to bake a good loaf of sourdough bread. Try these tips for a better loaf!
Having trouble baking sourdough bread boules or other free-form loaves? We'll help you make adjustments to your next loaf of homemade sourdough bread.
If you forgot about that loaf of sourdough bread, check out our tips and tricks for reviving stale sourdough bread that's a bit past it's prime.
Milk kefir grains are powerful critters, but what happens if you don’t want to make so much kefir? Give one of these methods a try to slow down your grains.
Want your milk kefir grains to grow so you can share with friends? Learn how to keep grains healthy and stress-free, to help them to multiply.