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Water Kefir Starter Kit

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Water kefir grains create a carbonated lacto-fermented beverage from sugar water, fruit juice, or coconut water. Incredibly easy to use, the starter culture can create a new batch of water kefir every 24-48 hours. Water kefir makes a fantastic non-dairy alternative to milk kefir and can be flavored to make a range of delicious beverages, or as an ingredient in many recipes. Your family will love it!

  • Rehydration period of 3-5 days required before regular use.
  • Reusable culture; makes up to 2 quarts water kefir with every batch.
  • Cultures on the counter at 68°-85°F.
  • May be used to culture sugar water, fruit juice, and coconut water.
  • Finished water kefir (not grains) may be used to culture non-dairy milks, for a non-dairy milk kefir alternative.

 

Water Kefir Starter Kit Contents:

  

Water Kefir Grains Instructions and Troubleshooting:   


Ingredients: Organic sugar, Live active cultures

This product contains no GMO ingredients.


Shipping Information: Our water kefir grains are shipped in a dehydrated state in a barrier-sealed packet. The product keeps

  • At room temperature (68° to 78°F): 12 to 18 months
  • In the refrigerator (40° to 45°F): 18+ months
  • In the freezer (0° to 25°F): not recommended


Water Kefir Grains Allergen Information:

Our Water Kefir Grains are a gluten-free product. They are manufactured in a facility that also produces products containing soy and dairy.

Actual product may differ from image shown above.

 

       
Jerri  

Why I Love This Product

I like this product simply because it makes my kids giddy to see carbonation and fizz. When too much pressure builds up, the kids are excited to open bottles and see the water kefir explode out of the bottle, as well as where the flip tops land! But better than that, I am thrilled to know they are getting probiotic benefits when they enjoy a glass of water kefir. We like ours to be as fizzy as possible, so we leave it on the counter until we are ready to drink it. Since we prefer our drinks cold, we solve the issue of room-temperature water kefir by pouring it over frozen blueberries… just using ice would eventually dilute the water kefir, but blueberries make for a delicious treat at the bottom of the glass! Jerri, Customer Support Representative

 

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  • From laurie at 8/17/2012 10:23 AM
  • From karl at 7/30/2012 3:55 PM
    • How many times can you use these kefir cultures (how many batches can you make)?
    • The initial quantity is sufficient to culture 1 to 2 quarts per batch. With care, these water kefir grains can be used over and over again, indefinitely. If they start to reproduce, you can make multiple 1 to 2 quart batches at once, or share the grains with friends.
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  • From Seana at 5/20/2012 1:23 PM
    • Why are the Trace Mineral Drops included in the Water Kefir Starter Kit? How are they used?
    • As of the summer of 2014, the Concentrace drops are no longer a part of the kit. It is optional.

      However, kefir grains need minerals. A few drops of ConcenTrace while your kefir is culturing is a great way to ensure the grains have proper minerals, especially if your water source has few minerals and you are using white sugar. If you are using well water and a raw sugar, or spring water, the mineral drops are not necessary.
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  • From Kathy Young at 5/3/2012 5:20 PM
    • Does the complete water kefir kit contain the kefir grains?
    • Water Kefir Starter Kit Contents:

      One packet water kefir grains
      Plastic mesh strainer (3½-inch diameter)
      Instruction and recipe booklet
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  • From Starwoman at 4/16/2012 9:10 PM
    • Hi, this is all new to me, so I wanted to know if your kit comes with step by step instructions?
    • Yes, instructions are included. There is also lots of information on our website and customer support is always happy to help if you have any questions.
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  • From Anita at 3/12/2012 10:03 PM
    • If the kefir grains can only culture for max 72 hours, how do I store the grains if I go out of town for longer then the time period mentioned above?
    • To store the grains while you are away, make up a solution of sugar water as if you were going to make kefir, then put a lid on the jar and put it in the refrigerator. The grains will hibernate comfortably for 3 weeks until you either give them fresh sugar water for a final 3 week storage period, or put them back to work. Do not store grains for more than 6 weeks total.

      Also, do not put the grains on hold for frequent breaks, as this will damage their bacteria and enzymes. They prefer to be working and eating every day.

      It's actually risky to let grains go 72 hours, since usually by 48 hours all the sugar has been consumed. This is increasingly so when it is warm, and grains culture much faster. If they go too long with out food (sugar), they will eventually be damaged and can die.

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just get the grains- kit not worth the price Review by gabrandall
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so far so good. we are enjoying the water kefir. got off to a slow start because my house is cold, but the culture seems to be thriving now.

im a bit disappointed in the 'kit' as i already have strainers, and really bought it for what i thought was a booklet of recipes but was just basic instructions and one or two very basic recipes. many, better recipes are available on various blogs and web searches, so the kit is a waste of money IMO.

the actual grains are working out nicely even though they sat at the post office a few days, and endured a very cold oregon spring.

(Posted on 5/19/2015)

Wonderful! Review by Liandra
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Easy to use, instructions clear, water kefir turning out wonderfully!

(Posted on 4/16/2015)

Delicious Review by lovemesomekefir
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So much fun! I haven't tried it plain but LOVE the 2nd ferment.. I've tried cream soda made with vanilla flavor.. Cherry/lemonaid using frozen cherries and the juice of 1/2 a lemon... another made with tart cherry concentrate and lemon..and Lemon/Ginger! I have been making 8 cup batches and was able to share and get others hooked as well! My grand kids love it!

(Posted on 4/9/2015)

Awesome product Review by Lisa
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All my kids love the kefir water. They call it soda pop and drink whatever I make within one day. The instructions were easy to follow and I have made several times over and can do it in my sleep. My families favorite flavor is the vanilla. It tastes like cream soda and it is so easy to do.

(Posted on 3/1/2015)

So Much FUN Review by SandiePink
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I am having SO MUCH FUN with my Water Kefir! I am VEGAN - so was excited to see that there was a 'water' kefir starter kit! and my husband won't even try any of MY foods - but he is having the water kefir with me EVERY night! :-) :-) I love the strainer - and I also later bought 4 of the flip top bottles, which I really like also.

(Posted on 2/24/2015)

Makes It So Easy! Review by Steph
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We've been enjoying kefir off and on for nearly ten years with grains we've sourced for free locally and through the mail. I finally decided to buy grains and I do not regret it.

Though they do not seem to be multiplying after several weeks, they are otherwise doing quite well and we are very happy with the fizzy finished product after a second fermentation.

Everyone in the family loves to drink the water kefir and my 3- and 7-year olds beg for more!

(Posted on 2/19/2015)

Really great! Review by Nanette
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We've had a lot of fun with this one. Kids like to invent flavors. We all drink it every day.

(Posted on 2/18/2015)

Excellent cultures for making water kefir Review by Garden Valley Homestead
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The kefir "grains" arrived quickly by mail, packaged well. I rehydrated them right away and started making water kefir! I've had no problems.

(Posted on 2/16/2015)

Overall wonderful Kefir! Review by skeletor807
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We made water kefir for the first time two weeks ago and everything turned out great. The directions are very clear on every step that you need to do and are very easy to follow. Our family didn't take very well to milk kefir and I wanted a healthy drink alternative to commercial sodas and fruit drinks. Water kefir fits the bill. It is so easy to make and is easy to flavor. Our family of six goes through about 1.5 gallons a week. The kids love coming up with new flavors and whether it should be spritzy or not. I will definitely buy any fermenting starters or supplies from Cultures for Health in the future.

(Posted on 2/12/2015)

Wow! Review by Scientist
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I was really reluctant to try making water kefir and wanted to start with a great product so that I would have a chance at succeeding. And I have been very successful!!! Even my husband loves my kefir. We laughingly and lovingly refer to it as my "science project" cause it seems like I'm always whipping up a new batch and trying new flavors!!! Great product! Great company! Great prices! Who could ask for anything more?

(Posted on 2/1/2015)

Its a starter kit Review by bobber
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My only concern to date is that the grains are not growing and multiplying as fast as the ones I used to have. Other than that, it is what I expected.

(Posted on 12/30/2014)

Excellent product and quick service. Review by Ted
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I have tried other water kefir products but this is the best I have found. I have recommended this to my friends.

(Posted on 12/9/2014)

good stuff Review by simplyvowens
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we tried making kombucha but my husband didn't really like it. i bought some grape water kefir ($6 per bottle!!) and he liked it. So, here we are. We just started with water kefir and we are experimenting with different juices and second ferments. That's what makes it so good. Also, To make it a bit fizzy, make sure that your second bottle is as close to full as possible, with a bit of room at the top.
If you notice that it 'upsets your stomach' back off a bit and increase slowly.

(Posted on 12/6/2014)

Excellent Review by SMyles
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This kit was amazing. It arrived quickly,and, thanks to the clear instructions, I was able to get it up and running quickly. Never having had water kefir before, I was unsure of whether I would, in fact, like it....and I do...Thanks for the ideas of ways to serve it...I've had fun experimenting!! Ordering a kit for my daughter now!!

(Posted on 11/27/2014)

Waiting to start making water kefir on thanksgiving week. Review by Coro
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I am planning to start rehydrating the grains soon. I hope all goes well.

CFH note ~ Start rehydrating your grains early and enjoy these delicious flavors! http://www.culturesforhealth.com/ten-ways-to-flavor-water-kefir

(Posted on 11/12/2014)

Great experience! Review by Coro
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I am having fun learning how to make kefir and how to care for the grains. So far my family is enjoying the new kefir recipes and it is so good for you!

(Posted on 11/12/2014)

Great Review by Charlie
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Wonderful product and quick efficient delivery. We are enjoying it every day. Love to try variations, lemon/lime, grape (juice), lemonade and creme soda. Also love the tutorials available here.

(Posted on 11/11/2014)

Better than probiotics! Review by Wanda
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I bought these for my daughter who was in need of probiotics. It was gonna cost me 50.00 to get her some pills to do her for one month! She showed me kefir grains and I saw the price. The best thing is you can reuse it and it grows if you want more or want to give it to someone. They shipped well and they work well. I used Turbinado sugar and 2 drops of trace minerals per batch and they have grown since I had them. I am glad I made this purchase.

(Posted on 11/11/2014)

Great Groovy Grains Review by Dotty
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My Kefir grains are going to town! Took only a day or two to rehydrate and have been making water kefir ever since. I'm alternating between sucanant and organic cane sugar (which I like best), with a second 1-day fermentation flavored with fresh lemon or lime juice. Lots of fizz and a good flavor. Love the strainer (which I use for milk kefir too) and additional instructions included in the kit.

(Posted on 11/7/2014)

Love this product. Quality grains and clear instructions for the beginner. Review by elizabeth
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This was my first time making kefir water and I am very happy with this product. The instructions were very easy to follow with trouble-shooting information which was so helpful. I have been making kefir water for about a month and a half now and each batch has turned out great. I used the recipes in the booklet as a guide and even my 7 year old loves to drink his kefir each morning! Great way to increase probiotics in our diet naturally while avoiding dairy and expensive supplements.

(Posted on 10/30/2014)



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