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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!
Click on a topic below to find expert advice to fit your needs:clear filters
Having problems with your Water Kefir? Check out our extensive troubleshooting FAQ.
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.
When seasons change, it can be tough to maintain the right temperature for making yogurt - try these tactics to keep your countertop yogurt culturing well.
Making homemade yogurt and having trouble with your yogurt starter? We can help! Check out our Yogurt Troubleshooting FAQ.
Let us help you troubleshoot your cheese making projects! Did your cheese fail to set? Is the cheese rubbery? All of the issues and more are fixable.
Do your water kefir grains smell funny? Or stopped making kefir? Learn how to repair damaged water kefir grain so you can get back to making water kefir.
Learn tips and tricks for troubleshooting your traditional sourdough starter.
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!