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Starter cultures can be unpredictable at times. Even those with extensive fermentation experience can stumble into a new culturing issue every once in a while.
At Cultures for Health, we want you to be successful, no matter what your fermentation project. Whether you are just getting started, or have been culturing for years, we have a collection of troubleshooting articles to help you keep your projects on track.
Browse our troubleshooting advice below, and remember...you can do this!
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Milk kefir grains are powerful critters, but what happens if you don’t want to make so much kefir? Give one of these methods a try to slow down your grains.
Want your milk kefir grains to grow so you can share with friends? Learn how to keep grains healthy and stress-free, to help them to multiply.
If you're looking to make Yogurt, Kefir, or Cultured Buttermilk from previously frozen milk, keep in mind these factors when working with frozen milk.
Is your milk kefir over-cultured? Try these tips for getting your milk kefir grains out of the cultured kefir, even when it's extra thick.
Having problems with your milk kefir grains? Check out our Troubleshooting FAQ for advice on how to keep those grains happy and healthy!
What is cross contamination and what are the risks when fermenting? Find out more and learn what best practices will keep your cultures safe.
How long will your starter cultures or fermented foods be good at different temperatures? Here is a handy reference.
During summer's heat, culturing can be tricky. Keep your ferments cool with these tips and ideas on how to beat the heat.
Learn how to make cultured and fermented foods using starter cultures during the cool winter months. Plus ideas for how to keep cultures warm!