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" Love it!"

Just passed my 10th batch and loving every bottle of Kefir water I make! I love putting fresh berries w/ginger and letting it set out for the extra two days to cabonate. I've already noticed the health benefits too which is really why I bought it in the first place. The flavor and refreshment is...

- Bobby

Water Kefir Grains

SKU: 5600
$18.99

Availability: In stock

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Water kefir grains (WKG) create a carbonated lacto-fermented beverage from sugar water, fruit juice, or coconut water. Incredibly easy to make, 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!

  • This box contains 1 packet of traditional, heirloom-style water kefir grains.
  • Rehydration period of 3-4 days with unchlorinated, unfluoridated water and cane sugar is required before regular use.
  • Cultures on the counter at 68°-85°F.
  • Can be used to culture sugar water, fruit juice, and coconut water.
  • Reusable culture - makes up to 2 quarts water kefir with every batch.
  • Instructions for using this culture are included and may be found here.
  • Having trouble making water kefir? Browse our Water Kefir Troubleshooting Articles or contact us for assistance.

 

Water Kefir Grains Instructions and Troubleshooting

 

Ingredients

  • Organic sugar, live active cultures
  • This product contains no GMO ingredients.

 

Allergen Information

  • Manufactured in a facility that also produces products containing soy and dairy.
  • Non-GMO
  • Gluten-free

 

Shipping and Storage Information

  • Our water kefir grains are shipped in a dehydrated state in a barrier-sealed packet.
  • For best results, store in a cool, dry place and use by the date on the box.
  • Freezer storage is NOT recommended.

 

Additional Details About Water Kefir Grains

Water kefir grains can create a new batch of water kefir every 24-48 hours. One packet of grains can culture up to 8 cups of water. Finished water kefir (not grains) may be used to culture non-dairy milks, for a non-dairy milk kefir alternative.

 

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UPC 00814598020025

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10 Reviews For "Water Kefir Grains"

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  1. Bad

    by Chef on 01/26/2018

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    I purchased over six of your products during the past year as gifts for friends- whom are either chefs or nurses. And what a let down; from the sourdough cultures which you no longer offer to the water cultures nothing survived passed a cycle or two. Such a tremendous disappointment for a company with such good reviews. Terrible quality from our experience.

    Response from CFH: We are terribly sorry for your experience with our products, Chef Gerald. We do stand behind our products, so please feel free to contact us at info@culturesforhealth.com so we can assist you. Our customer support staff has personal experience with all of our products from reactivating them to making them sustainable and viable. We do hope you'll reach out, as we have no way to contact you since there is no email address.

  2. Worked great my first try

    by Sandra on 01/13/2018

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    My first time ever doing this. I had read that you could train your culture to eat honey instead of sugar so I decided to give it a try. I activated the grains using honey water and again for my first fermentation. I then added orange juice with some ginger and tumeric for the 2nd fermentation. It tastes great! I really like kefir water. 5 stars all the way. This thing wont let me click on the stars.

    Response from CFH: Sorry about the stars, but it came through on our end! We are glad the honey has worked for your culture, but we do recommend for its health that only cane sugar is used...feel free to use honey with your excess grains though! That's awesome!

  3. Thank You

    by Mary on 01/08/2018

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    Been wanting to try water keifer and you made it possible. Easy to follow instructions, a good product and great service. Thank You

  4. A great investment for your health.

    by Misty on 01/02/2018

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    The instructions were so easy to follow. Step-by-step. Clear cut. Easy. I gathered everything before I cut open the package.

    Glossy color instructions come with each box. I laminated mine. I put a post it note to help me keep track of the time that water kefir is done and time that second ferment is done.

    My grains have quadrupled in quantity. I am now making half gallon batches.

    I can barely keep up with the demand. My daughter and grandkids are coming by every few days to pick up their “soda”.
    I am able to use all the fruit I stored in the freezer from my orchard and berry bushes.

    So happy I found your site and that you have so much information for the noobie.

  5. Instruction Guide missing key information.

    by Kevin on 11/24/2017

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    As a newbie to the world of Kefir, I feel that some information is needed on the one-sheet guide that comes with these products. I had water and milk kefir sitting next to each other. Turns out this can cause cross-contamination and dissolved the grains. Similarly, the milk kefir deteriorated. Only after reading many of the troubleshooting documents did I discover the errors that would not have occurred with adequate language in the document.

    Response from CFH: Thank you for your feedback! It has been passed along to our content department. We thank you for working on this issue with your grains, and we wish you many successful batches!

  6. Solid Product and Great Support

    by Jason on 11/10/2017

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    I received my water kefir grains a few weeks ago and they're really kicking right now. I've made beer, wine, milk kefir, and other fermentations in the past, but this was slow to start up for me. Customer support was right there and offered up several suggestions to improve my kefir; they responded less than a day after my inquiry. After their help, the grains are happy and producing all sorts of wonderful beverages - in some cases too happy as I've blown up one bottle so far (I bottled too soon following a very aggressive second ferment). I'd definitely purchase again, though i hopefully wont have to as my grains are reproducing quite rapidly even with a slight winter chill in the house.

  7. Super Simple

    by ray on 09/30/2017

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    Making water Kefir is so simple its hard to believe. I flavor mine with strawberries and it's delicious.

  8. Grew mold!

    by JAV on 09/06/2017

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    Waste of time! Grew mold each time! A big waste of money. The customer service did not offer to replace my moldy packet either. Thumbs down!!!

    Response from CFH: We are sorry this did not end in a better Customer Experience. We have tried to contact you via email to help further with the situation, but sadly have had no response. We do want to assist, so please reach out to us.

  9. Excellent Kefir Grains

    by Jackie on 08/01/2017

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    The grains I have used in the past were from a friend. I purchased these grains and have had great results! The grains rehydrated quickly and are producing wonderful water kefir.

  10. Awesome!!

    by Chicken Lady on 07/23/2017

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    My kefir grains rehydrated so easily, and I'm on my second batch of flavored kefir. Definitely recommend using the grolsch bottles...it makes the second ferment so fizzy! It was super helpful to have the little cheat sheet instructions included in the package! The paper lives on my fridge so I never need to look up the process. Thanks for a great product!

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Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Organic sugar, live active cultures
  • This product contains no GMO ingredients.

 

Allergen Information

  • Manufactured in a facility that also produces products containing soy and dairy.
  • Non-GMO
  • Gluten-free

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  • From Dana at 1/1/2016 2:30 PM
    • Do you get all the benefits from water kefir as you do from milk kefir? I am watching my calorie intake.
    • To abide by FDA regulations, we cannot comment on the benefits or side effects of consuming cultured foods and drinks. It's best to consult a medical or nutritional professional who knows you best. Both kefirs contain different strains of bacteria and yeast that can affect an individual differently from another person also consuming the same thing.
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  • From Denise S. at 12/3/2015 10:25 AM
  • From CJC at 11/5/2015 7:31 PM
    • Can I use turbinado cane sugar?
    • Turbinado is perfect for water kefir grains. If you are using well water or natural spring, you may need to be careful of the additional minerals (contact Customer Support if you have questions). You will find information about recommended ingredients here: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/water-kefir-ingredients
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  • From Dawn Johnson at 10/29/2015 7:21 AM
    • I'm on my second round of making water kefir (first useable water after activating the grains). I have noticed what looks like slime in the water. Are the grains still good? And the first batch of water? What do I need to do from now? Thanks for your help.
    • The "slime" could be from an overabundance of minerals or a cross contamination issue. Please contact Customer Support for further assistance.
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  • From Eleanor at 10/26/2015 8:14 PM
    • Is it normal for the water kefir water to have a cheesy smell from the water kefir grains after the fourth fermentation?
    • A cheesy aroma or flavor is a little unusual for water kefir and normally indicates over culturing or culturing too long at a temperature that is too high. Cross contamination with other culturing foods should also be explored. Make sure that all of your culturing foods and beverages are at least 4 feet apart to minimize the risk of cross contamination. A gentle rinse rinse, a small handful of organic raisins (no sulfur, no oil) along with a small wedge of well-scrubbed organic lemon should resolve the issue. Please contact Customer Support for help.
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  • From TPT at 10/12/2015 10:38 PM
    • I have been making kefir with your kit, successfully. I'm wondering if I can use the milk kefir grains to make water kefir? Thanks in advance!
    • Milk kefir grains can be converted to process sugar to make water kefir but once converted, they will not longer make milk kefir. It is a great thing to try with extra milk kefir grains but be sure that you keep your primary milk kefir grains separate and well fed. You will find information about the conversion here: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/convert-milk-kefir-grains
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  • From Veronica Erwin at 8/19/2015 7:55 PM
    • We love carbonated drinks and this would be great to have on hand. Is there even a touch of alcohol in the finished product? My husband is a recovered alcoholic and we cannot have him drink anything with alcohol in it. Thank you
    • All fermented foods have trace amounts of alcohol (it is a natural part of the process) but you can keep it to a minimal amount by not over culturing your water kefir, You might also want to store your finished kefir in the fridge after straining instead of completing a second ferment at room temperature. You will find additional information here: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/water-kefir-frequently-asked-questions-faq

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  • From Lisa Davidson at 7/25/2015 2:27 PM
    • I notice a comment about how good the root beer is when made with water kefir. Do you know the recipe for the root beer? Thank you.
    • Water kefir root beer can be made in several ways. You can either add dried, chopped sarsaparilla root and dried, chopped sassafras root similar to this recipe: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/easy-lacto-fermented-root-beer-recipe/ or you can simply add root beer extract to your finished kefir, bottle it up and let it sit out for another 24 to 48 hours.
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  • From Lisa Davidson at 7/25/2015 2:18 PM
    • If this water kefir is supposed to be carbonated, I should make it in a tightly sealed container. But if I put it in a Grolsch-type bottle or in an empty plastic soda bottle, the neck is so narrow that I can't really get all the grains into it easily. So if I try to make it in a Mason jar, how much pressure can that jar take? I don't want it to explode. Thank you.
    • Water kefir can be carbonated but it usually requires a second fermentation in an airtight bottle. The first ferment with the grains is done in a jar with a coffee filter and rubber band to allow the CO2 to escape. The second ferment is done on the finished kefir. The airtight bottle traps the bubbles for a more fizzy kefir. Carbonation can be a bit of a science project, some batches are more fizzy than others but it is all delicious.
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  • From Liz at 6/30/2015 12:00 AM
    • can you use the grains in juice rather than sugar water? I find the sugar water too sweet. How do I know that the all sugar has been eaten - I don't want to be drinking sugar water. If i leave it longer will there be less sugar?
    • The grains can be used in some kinds of juice (apple and grape work well) but they should go back into sugar water to refresh. If your sugar water kefir is too sweet, allow it culture longer and test again. We do not recommend a culturing time longer than 72 hours. If your kefir is still sweet after 72 hours, you may need to find a slightly warmer location for culturing which would allow the grains to process the sugar more quickly.
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