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"Excellent Kefir Grains"

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.

- Jackie

Water Kefir Grains

SKU: 5600
$18.99

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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

Reviews

10 Reviews For "Water Kefir Grains"

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. It's working!

    by Yankee in Dixie on 07/19/2017

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    I entitled this review thusly because it's so easy and forgiving compared to fermentation in this southern heat. I'm just getting started so I haven't experimented with many flavors, just dried mango. That's tasting great! The ginger that someone else mentioned sounds good too. I would rate the price better if it were a bit cheaper to get started. However, I am encouraged to read that the cultures last at least a year.

  7. Some helpful tips for making your Kefir Water

    by GrillSeargent on 07/11/2017

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    I have been making Kefir water with CFH grains now for about 7 months and have learned a few things I can pass along. First, well water makes a lot of difference. I have friends on city water (that I have seeded with my grains) that filter, de-chlorinate, de-flourinate, etc. but the grains just do not grow as well as with well water. Second, a Tbsp or so of pure coconut water (Zico) in the initial fermentation makes a big difference in fermentation. Just don't use anything with preservatives, added sugar, etc. Thirdly, use seltzer bottles for your second fermentation (carbonation phase). They can handle tremendous pressure and not explode, you can squeeze them to figure out if carbonation is to your liking. And they are cheap ($0.69 at any grocery store) and reusable. Never use the fancy toggle top bottles, just too dangerous and too expensive.

    Response from CFH: Always be sure your bottles are of the super thick glass, meant for fermenting/carbonation. We have great luck with the Grolsch bottles, but with any container, always inspect for flaws and cracks before each use! Be safe! And please be careful with using coconut water or anything outside of cane sugar, as grains can become stressed even though they seem happy at the beginning. Just watch for signs, and contact us!

  8. Great Product

    by mef on 06/24/2017

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    Very thankful to find these. The grains are a wonderful way to
    make your own, less expensively & more easily. Highly recommend.

  9. Love it

    by Spqr on 05/29/2017

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    Delicious and easy. Looking toward greater health

  10. Like

    by Kent on 05/14/2017

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    Enjoy product am experimenting with flavorings

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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 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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  • From Carrie at 6/17/2015 7:55 PM
    • Can you add fruit like berries to the first ferment?
    • Fresh fruit and berries are wonderful for flavoring a second ferment but most fresh fruit and berries should be avoided during the first fermentation. A small wedge of lemon and small handful of organic raisins (no sulfur, no oil) can be a wonderful nutrient boost for the grains.
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  • From Susan at 6/4/2015 10:35 AM
    • My kefir grains have taken on a black hue. They are still plump, translucent, and otherwise seem healthy. My water kefir smells and tastes the same as when the grains were clear. I put the kefir grains in our well water, which has a high iron and mineral content. The kefir grains turned black at a point when our water softener had run out of salt for a few days. Is it possible they picked up some of the added minerals in our water? Are they still safe to use?
    • I would guess that yes, your grains picked up things from the water. It is not normal for grains to turn black, so it's advisable to get new grains. If they are still making water kefir for you, you could try to culture them several more batches in a bottled spring water to see if their color changes back while still producing good kefir. Contact us for further troubleshooting.
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  • From Julie S at 4/20/2015 8:43 PM
    • My last two brews, I've noticed black very small bugs on the top of the water. They don't seem to be moving, but they resemble ants. How can I get rid of them? When I'm culturing the kefir, I have it covered with a thin dish towel and a rubber band around the rim of the jar.

    • To be safe, we recommend discarding the water kefir and grains and starting again with fresh grains. Coffee filters or paper towels with rubber bands work well to cover the jar. The "weave" is very tight and will not allow anything into the jar and they are disposable so you can start with a new cover with each fresh batch.
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