Milk Kefir Starter Kit
- Product Review (submitted on April 24, 2014):
- The order arrived promptly and is properly packaged. The sealed pack that contained the grains was within a sturdy cardboard box and the nylon filter and net bag were packed nicely within. Everything was of high quality and it was evident that Cultures for Health takes care in the way they do business. Following the directions and using grass fed organic whole milk, I had the mile jar in a warmer room of about 75 degrees. After 24 hours I filtered the grains out and discarded the first milk. After the second 24 hours I again filtered the grains and discarded the milk. The milk I poured off was noticeably thicker and I refilled the jar for the third go. The next day I called Customer Support and spoke with a very nice woman whose name I wrote down, but do not recall right now. She was patient and answered each question just right. In my case she told me that as the milk had thickened significantly, I was ready to check it out by a taste. I did this on the third batch, and voila, I had kefir. And it has been like clock work each day. I filter the milk out each evening at dinner time, refill with fresh milk and by dinner the next evening I have another 12 oz of kefir. The nylon filter is of very good quality and works just right for filtering the milk and collecting the grains. I use chop sticks for stirring the thickened milk to loosen it before pouring it through the filter. For removing the grains from the filter I either use a plastic spoon from a to-go set, or lightly tap the filter upside down and let the grains fall back into the jar. I am very glad that I chose Cultures for Health to provide kefir grains.