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I ordered the kombucha starter kit, the milk kefir starter kit, and water kefir grains all at the same time. My kombucha is still in the rehydration phase. I decided to go with water kefir in order to avoid dairy products. The professional, simple, attractive, and artful packaging caught my eye...

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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

Reviews

10 Reviews For "Water Kefir Grains"

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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. Love it

    by Spqr on 05/29/2017

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    Delicious and easy. Looking toward greater health

  5. Like

    by Kent on 05/14/2017

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    Enjoy product am experimenting with flavorings

  6. Delighted!

    by Karen on 05/11/2017

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    I started with milk kefir grains and loved the milk kefir - loved it too much because I started gaining weight so switched to water kefir. I make root beer water kefir for my husband in a jar because he doesn't like fizz. My favorite is raspberry lime in bottles because I do like fizz. It is easy, healthy, and delicious. The grains have grown enough for me to share with two friends so far. And I am losing weight again. :-)

  7. Sweetened lemonade

    by Suz on 05/08/2017

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    Product performed as stated and has been happily working on my countertop for the last month. We like to add lemons to our 2nd culture. Then sweeten with a drop or 2 of liquid stevia.
    Tasty

  8. Easy & Delicious

    by Grandpa on 05/04/2017

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    Super fast delivery, great directions, everything worked out great!!!! Thanks

  9. Yummy Probiotic

    by Nadine on 04/13/2017

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    I wanted a fizzy drink but not unhealthy soda. When I heard about water kefir, I was thrilled. It is my go-to drink now. I flavor it with a variety of juices and have something different all the time. The unexpected blessing is that it proved to be easy, foolproof, inexpensive, and good for me too!

  10. A great addition to the food routines for kids

    by Chrisphil365 on 04/13/2017

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    It took some patience to get them up and running (about a week), but well work it. The kefir water soda is fun and delicious! The instructions and links to online resources provide all the necessary help.

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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 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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  • From Shelley at 3/11/2015 2:33 PM
    • Can you use structured water with water kefir grains?
    • No, do not use any water where the chemical structure has been altered. Use filtered tap water that has no chlorine, chloramine, or fluoride in it. Or, use bottled water such as spring, distilled, or drinking. You can also use well water.
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  • From Kristi at 3/4/2015 6:28 AM
    • How much sugar is remaining after the fermentation is finished? Can I use Coconut sugar for this and is less sugar remaining the longer it is fermented? Thank you!
    • The amount of sugar that remains at the end of the fermentation process depends largely on the culturing time and temperature. Higher temperatures (within range) will require less time to ferment but over culturing kefir repeatedly can be very stressful for the grains. The finished kefir should be lightly sweet with a slightly tangy flavor depending on the type of sugar you use. Coconut sugar is not recommended as the primary source of food for the grains. You will find information about sugar here: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/water-kefir-ingredients
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  • From Carla Grimm at 2/21/2015 3:40 PM
    • Can I make this with coconut water and omit the sugar?
    • Water kefir must be nourished by the nutrients in water and cane sugar. You can culture coconut water, alternating every other batch with sugar water, to keep the grains healthy and alive!
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  • From dana daydodge at 1/11/2015 9:42 AM
    • I would love to make kefir water for the probiotics but I have issues with fructose. Is there a lot of fructose in the kefir water or just minimal? Does anyone else have this issue?
    • Finished water kefir does contain fructose. Due to the nature of living cultures, each batch will be slightly different and there is no way to predict how much sugar will remain after fermentation.
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  • From Amy at 1/5/2015 4:31 AM
    • When making a new batch of kefir water is it best to use a clean jar or is it okay to just reuse the same jar that the grains were in?
    • It is best to use a clean jar for each batch.
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  • From Cendrine at 12/3/2014 7:44 PM
  • From Allison at 11/20/2014 7:11 AM
    • I read in the kefir e-book that different ferments need to be at least 4 feet apart. Does this apply to water kefir and milk kefir or can they be closer together?

      I'd like to get some water kefir grains but I have very limited counter space and I have a big batch of Kraut and milk kefir going right now. . .thanks for the push into more fermenting!
    • Yes, milk kefir and water kefir must also be kept at least 4 feet apart. A cupboard or a nice quiet corner of your living room or dining room might be a good place for new water kefir grains!
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