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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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Having trouble making yogurt in your yogurt maker? A simple water test can help to pinpoint the problem. Follow these easy steps to test your appliance.
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.
Curd formation is a trickier step in making hard cheeses. Browse these common issues and solutions to help you make delicious, perfectly-formed curds.
Making hard cheeses at home, you may see cracks in the surface. Learn why cracks occur and how to correct the problems.
Sometimes, something as easy as making soft cheese can go awry. Here are some common curd formation problems some and tips for fixing these issues.
A white film is common on fermented vegetables. Before discarding anything, read this helpful article to determine whether your vegetables are safe to eat.
Having trouble culturing sour cream or crème fraîche? Not sure if your culture is performing properly? These FAQs will help you through the process.
Having trouble with your Buttermilk Starter Culture? We can help! Check out our Troubleshooting FAQ for tips on correcting culturing issues you may encounter.
Mold happens when fermenting vegetables. Learn what causes it, what to do with a moldy vegetable ferment, and how to prevent this issue with future batches.
Learn how to care for your heirloom buttermilk culture including how to store the cultures and how to take a break for vacation.
Need help with your fermented vegetables? Our complete FAQ will help you decide what to do with your fermented vegetables and whether they are safe to eat.
Sometimes you get more carbonation than you bargain for when bottling water kefir! Learn how to add carbonation without the mess!