Loading..

Product was successfully added to your shopping cart.

5

Product was successfully added to your comparison list.

"Everything I hoped for"

Wow-I had no idea that water kefir was so easy to make. These grains re-hydrated so quickly and are making consistent batches of great-tasting kefir. Wish I'd ordered sooner-this is a great replacement for carbonated drinks-my children are enjoying the kefir mixed with a little grape juice.

- Holly

Water Kefir Grains

SKU: 5600
$18.99

Availability: In stock

You Can Do This
When you buy this product you get FREE ACCESS to: 155-page Kefir eBook including 35 recipes plus hundreds more articles, recipes, and how-to videos.

Description

Details

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.

 

Actual product may differ from image shown above.

 

Additional

Additional Information

UPC 00814598020025

Reviews

10 Reviews For "Water Kefir Grains"

Items 31 to 40 of 315 total
  1. I love water kefir. It was very easy to make. I love how it tastes. I highly recommend this product.

    by Onnie on 03/21/2017

    Quality
    Price
    Value

    I love making and drinking water kefir. I wish I would have know about this product much earlier on. I am lactose intolerant so I can't eat yogurt to get my probiotics. I highly recommend water kefir.

  2. Great grains

    by Erica on 03/20/2017

    Quality
    Price
    Value

    My kefir water grains rehydrated great, and I've since made two batches that are delicious and super carbonated. Grains are growing nicely.

  3. good

    by c on 03/12/2017

    Quality
    Price
    Value

    Easy to make, I like it best bottled with a little white grape juice.

  4. Excellent culture

    by E.W. on 03/12/2017

    Quality
    Price
    Value

    Clean, healthy, nice-tasting culture. I was drinking kefir water on the sixth day after its arrival. I started a secondary fermentation the same day, which immediately began producing lots of bubbles.

  5. great product!

    by Suzy on 03/07/2017

    Quality
    Price
    Value

    A year prior to buying these grains, I had tried making water kefir from grains from another seller online. They were a miserable failure, probably due both to a lack of education on my part & possibly faulty grains from the seller. My hopes weren't too high after that, but CFH did not let me down! I just completed my first batch & it turned out beautifully. Between quality grains & all of the information on the site, I am finally brewing water kefir with no problems! I would recommend these to anyone. While the price may seem high as compared to other online sellers, it's worth it for the high quality & to support a company that is so eager to see you succeed in your culturing endeavors. Thank you, CFH!

  6. worked very well

    by cfft2002 on 02/08/2017

    Quality
    Price
    Value

    I have ordered milk kefir grains from this company, and was not worried about these. I had never heard of water kefir but wanted to give it a try. My grains rehydrated exactly as they should and have more than doubled in size and number within 2 weeks. My favourite is flavouring with candied ginger and I will give limes a chance next. Oh, I have also fermented canned coconut milk, and it turned out wonderfully - kind of like drinking yoghurt.
    My kefir does not make many bubbles during the initial culture but on the second ferment in a tightly sealed container I will get bubbles.

  7. Absolutely love these kefir grains!

    by TX Ladybug on 12/16/2016

    Quality
    Price
    Value

    The kefir grains plumped up beautifully and the bubbles are great when making cream soda flavored kefir water. Happy customer!

  8. The gift that keeps on giving!

    by Rochelle on 12/14/2016

    Quality
    Price
    Value

    I previously purchased grains and didn't really know what to expect. It was an EXCELLENT purchase!! They made consistent, fizzy, perfect water kefir every time! I'm looking forward to the WK that this batch will make :-)

  9. Wonderful prolific product

    by Cathy on 11/18/2016

    Quality
    Price
    Value

    I absolutely love the products from Cultures for Health. The water kefir grains rehydrated quickly and produced a great fizzy beverage on the second ferment. Easy and economical to make.

  10. Great Product

    by Erin on 11/06/2016

    Quality
    Price
    Value

    The kids and I have enjoyed making kefir water. We are flavoring our second batch now!

Items 31 to 40 of 315 total

Write Your Own Review

Quality

Price

Value

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

Questions

Questions on Water Kefir Grains

Sort by Ascending
Items 31 to 40 of 150 total
  • From cathy at 11/14/2014 1:03 PM
    • Can I use honey and fresh squeezed ginger juice with the water kefir grains? Will fermentation lead to alcohol? How much honey can I use per liter of water (assuming I can use honey)? How long should I ferment in cold weather?
    • The only time we recommend an additive in with the grains is in the case of treating a yeasty smelling kefir, in which you add a well cleaned/scrubbed (no soap) slice of lemon. An occasional handful of raisins can be beneficial for minerals, but that is it. We do not advise honey in with the grains.

      Yes, all fermentation if left long enough will lead to some amount of alcohol, but normally it is a pretty small percentage.

      With colder weather, you're going to have to ensure your water kefir grains can stay consistently at 70-77ºF, or they will not work properly or at all. See here for help: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/cold-weather-winter-care-starter-cultures-foods
    • Do you find this question helpful?  Yes   No
  • From Sophia Hung at 10/30/2014 7:42 PM
    • Hi, I just activated my kefir yesterday, and I used gauze with rubber band to cover it, however today I found the top layer of the water had some tiny fibers ,and I believed that came from the gauze....do I need to change the whole water? If I use parchment paper with rubber band to cover it, ist ok? Does kefir need oxygen? How do I know if the kefir is activated? Thank you.
    • The gauze should work well and rinsing it before use might help remove any stray fibers. Coffee filters also work very well without any lint or fibers. Use a small nylon mesh strainer to remove the fibers or rinse your grains before starting your new batch. We recommend using a loose fitting lid, coffee filter or tea towel for first fermentation to allow the carbon dioxide to escape. Depending on the temperature in your culturing area, your kefir grains will be active in 3 to 5 days and the grains will begin processing the sugar. You will know the grains are working by the flavor of your finished kefir. It should be slightly sweet with a lightly fermented (tangy, sour) flavor.
    • Do you find this question helpful?  Yes   No
  • From Tony at 10/23/2014 1:25 PM
    • Amazon has water kefir grains for 1/3 the price here. What makes your kefir grains worth the extra money.
    • We produce our grains in a certified kitchen with organic rapadura sugar and top-quality water. We then send random samples of our product for testing by an independent lab to ensure their safety. When the grains are ready, we carefully dehydrate them to ensure they are not damaged during shipping. And finally, we offer full support for all of our cultures. Our experienced staff is available by phone, email and chat.
    • Do you find this question helpful?  Yes   No
  • From Ann J at 9/28/2014 6:40 PM
    • I'm concerned about the safety of the second fermentation -- what prevents botulism or other toxic organisms in the anaerobic (sealed lid) phase?

      Also, how much do I need to worry about bottles exploding?
    • Pathogens will not exist in competition with the good bacteria in the finished water kefir, provided it has been appropriately cultured in the first ferment and stored in the second ferment. When there is an abundance of good bacteria versus bad bacteria, the good will win.

      You do need to always check your bottles for cracks before you use them. Most people successfully do second ferments with no issues, but it does happen on occasion that a bottle will have problems. Ferment for only 1-3 days, taking note of warmer temperatures during the late spring and summer months. The same juice or fruit you ferment for flavoring with in the winter for 2-3 days may only take 1-2 days in the warmer months. Please contact Customer Support for more assistance.
    • Do you find this question helpful?  Yes   No
  • From Ann at 8/16/2014 6:52 PM
    • If I purchase water kefir grains during the summer, will the hot weather hurt them during shipment?
    • The cultures should be fine during shipping. We do send you an e-mail with tracking information once the package leaves our warehouse, so that you'll have an idea of when to expect delivery. Although most carriers are usually accurate, there have been occasions of packages arriving earlier than the estimated date, so be sure to check before as well. The best thing to do is get the cultures in the refrigerator as soon as possible after delivery. Avoid allowing the package to sit in a hot mailbox or out in the sun all day. Maybe have a neighbor pick up the package, have it shipped to your workplace, or even leave a cooler out for the mail carrier, as some customers do. We do not offer refrigerated shipping, but we do ship all over the country, year round, and have very few failures due to heat. Of course, if you have any problems with your culture, we ask that you contact our customer support for assistance.
    • Do you find this question helpful?  Yes   No
  • From Bryan at 7/11/2014 12:29 AM
    • Many places on the web state that adding vanilla extract for the second ferment will give a Cream Soda taste to the kefir. Am I wrong in thinking that the alcohol in the extract would kill off the probiotics in the kefir?
    • The amount of vanilla used is small, but may harm some of the bacteria. Using an alcohol free vanilla extract would be the best choice.
    • Do you find this question helpful?  Yes   No
  • From Diane at 7/4/2014 3:21 AM
    • I have some water kefir grains which I bought recently and have been using for about 10 days. They seem to have gone quite mad and have multiplied beyond anything I was expecting! I've tried eating some of them, but they still seem to be multiplying. Even after eating half of them, I've still got about 10 times what I started with. Is this normal? The water kefir they are producing looks and tastes fine, by the way.
    • Some people experience a lot of grain growth and reproduction, others do not. Both extremes and everything between is "normal". The important thing is that they are making delicious kefir. You can dehydrate some of your extra grains to save as a backup, blend them up in a smoothie, mix them in with the soil for plants, compost them or share them with your friends.
    • Do you find this question helpful?  Yes   No
  • From Oriana at 7/1/2014 7:14 AM
    • I added minerals to my kefir instead of sugar in the past, and I think it worked...Have you ever heard of this, and do you think the kefir would eventually die without sugar? I am hoping to order some more grains soon, but I am trying to cut sugar out of my diet. Even though a lot of the sugar is "eaten," I am still afraid there is quite a bit still in it. Thanks!
    • The grains require food and a small amount of minerals. Although the grains may be able to culture a batch or two without food (sugar), they will soon become damaged and eventually die. You might want to experiment with a second fermentation to allow the yeast and bacteria in the finished kefir to consume more of the sugar without damaging the grains. A second fermentation is also a great time to add a little flavoring. You'll find information about a second fermentation here: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/bottling-kombucha-and-water-kefir
    • Do you find this question helpful?  Yes   No
  • From Sekka at 5/10/2014 8:36 PM
    • If I can use 1/4 cup of finished water kefir to culture coconut milk, can I also use 1/4 cup of finished water kefir to culture coconut water?

      Would I be able to use 1/4 cup of the same cultured coconut water to culture another batch of coconut water?
    • Yes, you can use the finished water kefir to culture coconut water! It is possible you can culture another batch from this, but the bacteria weakens with each batch further from the grains. You can experiment to see!
    • Do you find this question helpful?  Yes   No
  • From Sekka at 5/10/2014 8:29 PM
    • I continue to observe the same reference of 3-4 tablespoons of W(ater) K(efir) grains for every 1-2 quarts. If I can use 3 tablespoons of WK grains for 2 quarts, does that mean I can use as little as 1.5 tablespoons of WK grains for 1 quart?
    • The grains work best in a community of at least 3-4 Tablespoons. That would be the minimum. 1 1/2 Tablespoons may not be enough to support a healthy brew, even though it appears mathematically the ratio would work.
    • Do you find this question helpful?  Yes   No

Ask Your Own Question




DIY BUNDLE