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Kefir

Real kefir You Make at Home

Real savings
Never buy kefir again: you can make milk kefir for just 20 cents per cup, and water kefir for just pennies.
More live probiotics
Kefir is a probiotic powerhouse, and homemade kefir cultures are truly live and thriving.
Just add the culture
If you can make sugar water or pour milk into a jar, you can make kefir - it really is that easy.
Delicious & versatile
From milk kefir smoothies and baked goods to any fruit juice water kefir soda, the options are endless.
Starter Cultures & Kits
  • Water Kefir Grains

    Making naturally gut-healthy soda at home is as easy as mixing sugar into water - our Water Kefir Grains will do the rest. One box will make 4+ cups of water kefir every day or two. Add fruit or juice for a refreshing drink that even kids love.
    • Makes batch after batch of water kefir.
    • Vigorous culture: makes water kefir every 24-48 hours.
    • Contains water kefir grains and instructions.
    $18.99

    Water Kefir Grains

    Ingredients

    • Organic sugar, live active cultures

    Allergen Information

    • Manufactured in a facility that also produces products containing soy and dairy.
    • Non-GMO
    • Gluten-free

    Water Kefir Grains

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make water kefir with this culture.

    • Cane sugar
    • Glass jar or similar container

    Water Kefir Grains

    Reviews

    "Not at all what i had imagined."

    I have not had them long (followed all directions to a T) but all I am getting is really sugary water. I have tried adding juices to get a fizzy drink in a second "ferment"...but no luck. Hoping this changes soon - or this will have been a rather expensive, time-consuming waste. Response from CFH: Thank you for reaching out, and for continuing to work with Water Kefir Grains! We hope by now from our behind-the-scenes troubleshooting you are having success, so please contact us if you need further assistance!

    - Terresa

    "A fun, healthy drink"

    This is our first go at a homemade health drink. It turns out to be easy and fun. Lots of possibilities on flavoring, and so far, tastes great! Do appreciate the helpful info on site!

    - blvd

    "So Delicious and the Staff is Excellent"

    This is my second box of water kefir starter. My first box did great until it kinda didn't any more. After a lot of help from the super-excellent chat support team, I decided that I had probably not followed the instructions exactly as I should have and decided to just start over. This second batch is even more delicious than the first (probably because I'm doing a better job of taking care of it!). So fizzy! So tasty! This is great kefir and if you have ANY ISSUES at all, do not hesitate to chat with the team. They are wonderful!

    - Rhonda

    "A Favorite of our Family"

    Bought my first Kefir Grains from CFH several years ago, and they have been going strong all this time. I make Lemonade Kefir and Kefir Frozen Pops for my guys and they consider this a real treat...and they're oh so good for our bodies. Thanks for a great product!

    - Becky

    "What I was looking for"

    The grains were very easy to reactivate. After a couple of batches that were too sweet, they adapted and started making good water kefir. Making a fizzy soda with a 48 hrs second fermentation is very easy and it comes out delicious. I have been using them for about 1.5 months now and they are multiplying. Very easy to use and low maintenance, even compared to kombucha. I also find that they are easier on digestion than kombucha, no bloating or discomfort. Very good value.

    - Beatrice

    "Bad"

    I purchased over six of your products during the past year as gifts for friends- whom are either chefs or nurses. And what a let down; from the sourdough cultures which you no longer offer to the water cultures nothing survived passed a cycle or two. Such a tremendous disappointment for a company with such good reviews. Terrible quality from our experience. Response from CFH: We are terribly sorry for your experience with our products, Chef Gerald. We do stand behind our products, so please feel free to contact us at [email protected] so we can assist you. Our customer support staff has personal experience with all of our products from reactivating them to making them sustainable and viable. We do hope you'll reach out, as we have no way to contact you since there is no email address.

    - Chef

  • Water Kefir Starter Kit

    This beginner-friendly kit contains our Water Kefir Grains plus 4 hand-picked supplies to get you started, including our favorite culturing sugar. Make 4+ cups of water kefir every day or two - just add water.
    • Makes batch after batch, with supplies to get you started
    • Vigorous culture: makes 4+ cups of water kefir every 24-48 hours
    • Contains water kefir grains, instructions, organic cane sugar, a mesh strainer, a thermometer, and a jar cover
    $34.99

    Water Kefir Starter Kit

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make water kefir with this culture.

    • Water (free from chlorine and fluoride)
    • Glass jar or similar container

    Water Kefir Starter Kit

    Reviews

    "Looove it!! "

    Easy to read instructions, includes everything you need to get started except the Mason jar. I LoOoVe it!!

    - Leigh

    "Wonderful!"

    Instructions are very clear and I'm already on my fifth batch. The fizziness is a little hard to achieve, but I guess it depends on the recipe. Our peach flavor is not at fizzy, but the lemon/ginger was more bubbly.

    - Debi

    "Very pleased"

    Started my first batch of water kefir. Made a bottle of mixed berry 'soda' from it. Have made several different flavors since. Also have used in a recipe for fermented cucumber pickles. I will not be buying or making sweet pickles with vinegar again. Very pleased with the product and looking forward to trying more recipes using water kefir.

    - Berta

    "Very easy!"

    I've been making kombucha tea for over a year and just started with water kefir. It is easy and super tasty!

    - Grace

    "I'm addicted already!"

    The instructions either included or accessible through links they sent me were excellent. My Kefir grains re-hydrated easily. Now I'm in the habit of re-feeding them every other day and encouraging them to grow because drinking the water Kefir is so satisfying and refreshing, I want more than one cup in the morning and one in the evening. Have tried one 2nd ferment with rice milk - enjoyed the flavor it added to my morning smoothie, but since I worked up to consuming a pint a day of water kefir, I haven't had extra for 2nd ferments. My grains seem to be happy enough that I've just graduated to keeping two quart jars going. I've had fewer and less annoying digestive problems since I began drinking this every day.

    - NanCcan

    "New to kefir"

    Activated my kefir and have done its 2nd fermentation. It doesnt taste bad. Not very fizzy . I think once I get the hang of it, adjusting fermenting times and flavors, all will be well. I have been brewing kombucha for about 3 years , this is a lot easier. Response from CFH: Our awesome customer support team would LOVE to help you if you need it! Yes, you will experiment and fine tune things, and soon get it to where you love it!

    - Tammy

  • Ginger Water Kefir Kit

    Packed with 8 hand-picked ingredients and supplies including our Water Kefir Grains and 2 of our favorite bottles, this kit contains everything you need to culture up deliciously healthy ginger water kefir soda. Beginner-friendly.
    • Makes batch after batch with ingredients for 6+ bottles
    • Vigorous culture: make water kefir every 24-48 hours
    • Contains water kefir grains, instructions, organic cane sugar, a mesh strainer, a thermometer, a jar cover, organic crystallized ginger, bottling sugar, and 2 Grolsch-style flip-top bottles
    $39.99

    Ginger Water Kefir Kit

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items from your pantry to make ginger water kefir with this culture:

    • Water (free from chlorine and fluoride)
    • Glass jar or similar container
    • Funnel for Bottling

    Ginger Water Kefir Kit

    Reviews

    "Great kefir!"

    I am on about my sixth batch of water kefir using the kit and decided it was time to review. The grains are healthy and producing great kefir. I did have to do a little self-education from videos from the site to feel like I really had a handle on what I was doing, but overall the instructions were clear and easy to follow. All the information I needed was there, I just needed to read both sides of each sheet! The kefir is delicious! I just wish the ginger had lasted longer. . . I need to get more!

    - Rhonda

    "Gets you started!"

    I am seriously loving my ginger (and ginger lemon) water kefir. Yum! I do have a couple small critiques, I would have loved to have received everything I needed to get started right when I opened the box. They include wooden tags, but no activation jar. They include packets of sugar, but not enough to make one full batch, and you can't just use the regular sugar from your baking supplies (at least they don't suggest that). As well, the instructions are kind of cryptic. I ended up watching the how-to video because the directions included jump all over. When you're making kefir for the first time, it's hard to know what exactly is supposed to take place next. The directions should be simple, "step 1:..., step 2:...". I purchased the kit because I really thought it would have everything I needed and that I could have opened the box and got going, that just wasn't the case. All in all it's fine, I figured it out and now have amazing water kefir. Could just be a bit better. :) Response from CFH: Thanks for the great feedback! We are sorry about the confusion! The kit you purchased is more of a "flavoring" kit vs the kit to get you really started would be the Water Kefir Starter Kit (it has no flavorings or bottles, etc). Please continue to reach out with questions or feedback....we appreciate it!

    - KefirFirst-Timer

    "Excellent "

    Everything I've bought is of great quality and it's directions are perfectly easy to understand.

    - Kimberly

    "Excellent and easy"

    Just made and drank my first batch which tasted great and was so easy. I used the Cultures for Health videos on Youtube which were super easy to follow.

    - Juliet

    "Very good product and customer service"

    Easy to follow instructions and prompt customer reply. I'm very pleased. Thank you

    - Katie

    "Ginger water kefir"

    What a excellent product,I love it recomend to all my family and friends,learning every day today was my first cup is so yummy. THANK YOU

    - Bechi

  • Milk Kefir Grains

    Treat your gut to homemade milk kefir, one of our most probiotic-rich cultures. Just one box will culture 4 cups every day, easy as adding our powerhouse Milk Kefir Grains to milk. Drink it up, or enjoy your kefir in smoothies, ice cream, baked goods, and much more.
    • Makes batch after batch of milk kefir
    • Vigorous culture: makes milk kefir daily
    • Contains milk kefir grains and instructions.
    $19.99

    Milk Kefir Grains

    Ingredients

    • Organic powdered milk, organic milk, live active cultures.

    Allergen Information

    • Manufactured in a facility that also processes products containing soy and dairy.
    • Non-GMO
    • Gluten-free

    Milk Kefir Grains

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make milk kefir with this culture.

    • Milk
    • Glass jar or similar container

    Milk Kefir Grains

    Reviews

    "VERY GOOD"

    Hello, first time with kefir followed directions and I have all I want for my family , works as advertised and is very good we love the smoothies and so do my 2 labs . cant wait to try other types

    - Hillary

    "As they say, no where close to "Nailed it" :("

    Thought this one was going to work out...the 1 and 1 1/2 cup milk turned out good...then as instructions state added another 1/2 cup of milk. This is when everything fell apart. I restarted but did not increase - just stayed at 2 cups...fail, tried again with 2 cups - failed. All I get is old milk with some curdles in it. So, thought I would decrease milk - went back to 1 1/2 cups milk (which had worked previously) - failed again. How can I have killed these things when EVERYONE says how forgiving they are? What sin did I do that these little Milk Kefir Grains won't forgive? Here I was worried about what I was going to do with all the wonderful smoothies I was going to make. Totally bummed. Response from CFH: Thank you for working with us behind the review scenes! We are happy we could fine tune things, and hopefully things are back on track for you and your grains. Please contact us if needed!

    - Terresa

    "hopeful solution"

    I bought the milk kefir grains after going much research into how I could repair my gut after a serious illness and 6 weeks of IV antibiotic therapy.. all the reviews said kefir was the answer and I sure hope so.. after my first batch--I've seen improvement..so far so good...intend to make this an ongoing part of my nutritional regimen. will take some time to get the hang of how it works as this is totally new to me.. Response from CFH: We are happy the grains are working well for you, and you are finding some benefits. Everyone is different, and we hope you will be able to find continuing benefits!

    - don

    "Healthy, Versatile, and Cost-Saving"

    Our local grocer does not stock Organic Nonfat kefir, so I started making CFH's powder version. I soon figured out that the grains were a significantly cheaper way to go for the long term. Also, one does not need to boil the milk in preparation for grain-based kefir. The boiling process was a bother, because the milk inevitably burns on the bottom of the pan. That cleanup task was my least favorite kitchen chore. Two tips: 1. Get a quality plastic strainer (kefir grains can react with metal and they are slightly smaller than quinoa or coarse-ground pepper, so you can lose them with some conventional plastic strainers). 2. Make sure you have at least 3 wide-mouth quart jars on hand (or something large enough to fit your hand inside to scrub off the sticky substrate). We don't have a dishwasher, so maybe this is only an issue for hand dishwashers. We use kefir as the dairy base for our smoothies, as an addition to cereal, and as a substitute for anything that calls for sour cream. Be aware that heat with destroy kefir's probiotic qualities, but not the lovely tart taste.

    - kathan

    "Excellent!"

    They work beautifully. Today is my 7th day and they thickened up just like they were supposed to. Takes a bit of time to get used to the smaller grains than the years ago product, but once they work - its AOK! Thanks again.

    - Ann

    "First time kefir grower!"

    I have used 'adult' kefir before so this was a new experience for me. Grains seem to be of good quality, not all grains became active, however. Would purchase this product again.

    - LESLIE

  • Milk Kefir Starter Kit

    Designed for beginners, this kit contains our Milk Kefir Grains plus 3 tried-and-true culturing supplies to make it easy to get started making 4+ cups of milk kefir every day at home. Just add milk!
    • Makes batch after batch, with supplies to get you started
    • Vigorous culture: makes milk kefir daily
    • Contains milk kefir grains, instructions, a mesh strainer, a thermometer, and a jar cover
    $34.99

    Milk Kefir Starter Kit

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make milk kefir with this culture.

    • Milk
    • Glass jar or similar container

    Milk Kefir Starter Kit

    Reviews

    "Works great!"

    I was a little bit concerned about ordering this. But, it turned out to be simple enough that it worked well for me and had no problem getting the Kefir Grains started. The first batch took almost 2 days, but we keep the heat down in our house so it really wasn't up to the optimum temperature. However, it has worked well and we have made 4 batches so far with excellent results. We found the instructions very easy to follow and very happy with the overall product. We did research the milk we purchased to verify pasteurization and antibiotic free cows and feed. This is a great product and we would, and already have, recommended it to others.

    - John

    "The kefir I recently bought will be given to my brother. So, I cannot give a review right now."

    It should be great! The recent order that I made will be a gift to my brother. Thank you!

    - Eufre

    "I'm very satisfied with the Kefir grains. I"

    They were activated very easily and I am making about 4 cups a day. I do need to learn how to slow them down or use more in my cooking. Response from CFH: Here's an article on how to slow them down! https://www.culturesforhealth.com/learn/milk-kefir/make-smaller-batches-less-milk-kefir/

    - Pam

    "One Year Later....."

    One year later and wow! They are still going strong. I have to consistently feed grains to my pup in order to keep production at a quart a day (Coat Looks Awesome! and she begs for it :)) . Warmer months are more productive than cooler months. I wasn't sure at first with the flavor, but after a few months, I learned what I like and what that looks like in the jar. It has done amazing things for my health and immunity! Amazing, and life changing. So yeah...it's worth it.

    - Steven

    "Happy with the product."

    The kefir grains worked just great, and taste great! However, I wish I had purchased just the grains, and not the kit. The temperature strip was not helpful (to me at least), and the strainer is so small that it takes forever to strain the kefir. I now use a fine strainer that I already had, and that works great. The cheesecloth was useful, and if I decide to try to make cheese, I think it will help. But, all in all, the grains are what I needed. I would order them again if I ever need to.

    - Judy

    "Eew"

    I wasn't prepared for the final result. I've had a lot of kefir in my day. I love the sour taste. I followed the directions to a T. However all I got was rancid tasting kefir. I even tried the double fermentation how to. This was supposed to make it more palatable. It wasn't. I was very disappointed. Response from CFH: We are terribly sorry to hear this. Our efforts to reach you for troubleshooting the last two weeks were unsuccessful. Please contact us in the future and we'd be happy to help you!

    - Jenn

  • Kefir Starter Culture

    Our kefir starter culture makes both milk and water kefir. It's a powdered culture, which means each packet can be recultured a few times. A great choice for beginners, kefir experimenters, and those who don't want to maintain kefir grains.
    • Makes up to 56 cups of milk kefir or water kefir
    • Make kefir when you want it and re-culture up to 7 times
    • Contains 2 packets of starter culture and instructions.
    $6.99

    Kefir Starter Culture

    Ingredients

    • Proprietary blend of selected strains of lactococci, lactobacilli, Leuconostoc, and Saccharomyces fragilis bacteria.

    Allergen Information

    • May contain trace amounts of soy and dairy.
    • Manufactured in a facility that produces products containing soy and dairy.
    • Non-GMO
    • Gluten-free

    Kefir Starter Culture

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make milk or water kefir with this culture.

    • Whole milk, juice, coconut milk, or coconut water
    • Glass jar or similar container
    • A coffee filter or towel to cover the jar

    Kefir Starter Culture

    Reviews

    "Great easy culture"

    Love how simple it is to make and keep the kefir going. Just what I hoped it would be.

    - GreenT

    "Great product!"

    Works great. Easy to use. Good price Prompt service What more can I say?!

    - Lissa

    "Awful"

    I have used other starters and had good luck with them. This was awful. Response from CFH: We are terribly sorry the Kefir Starter did not work. We thank you for taking the time to troubleshoot with us, and we wish you success on your future culturing projects!

    - KA

    "My favorite kefir"

    I have tried kefir grains, but I always come back to these starter packages. They work better for me and I love the taste!

    - Julie

    "Great Product!"

    I love using their Kefir Starter Culture making Kefir with Coconut Water. It is So Great!

    - Peggy Pie

    "Not what I expected"

    My instructions said I could use milk or coconut water for my starter culture. So I ended up using coconut water, and the finished product was more of a syrupy sweet drink. No carbonation, and it was a little difficult for me to drink because of the flavor. I will say, however, that I was able to use my starter culture over again, except it only produced the same results. I wish I had a little more knowledge on how to culture my pack. I feel like I just wasted it. No worries. I will eventually purchase another one, and work on it from there. Response from CFH: Thanks for the review and for working on this behind-the-scenes! We do hope your next batch is perfect, and feel free to contact us directly!

    - Kchap

  • Body Ecology Kefir Starter Culture

    This powdered kefir culture makes kefir from cow, sheep, goat, soy, rice, or coconut milk, or coconut water. A great choice for beginners, kefir experimenters, and those who don't want to maintain kefir grains.
    • Makes up to 168 cups of milk kefir or water kefir
    • Make kefir when you want it and re-culture up to 7 times
    • Contains 6 packets of starter culture and instructions
    $26.95

    Body Ecology Kefir Starter Culture

    Ingredients

    • Lactococcus lactis, lactococcus cremoris, lactococcus diacetylactis,  and leuconostoc cremoris, lactobacillus plantarum, lactobacillus casei, saccharomyces boulardii, inulin.

    Allergen Information

    • According to the manufacturer, this product is dairy-free, soy-free, and gluten-free.
    • May contain trace amounts of dairy.
    • Inulin is derived from chicory root.
    • Non-GMO.

    Body Ecology Kefir Starter Culture

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make milk or water kefir with this culture.

    • Whole milk, juice, coconut milk, or coconut water
    • Glass jar or similar container
    • A coffee filter or towel to cover the jar

    Body Ecology Kefir Starter Culture

    Reviews

    "Quality’"

    Good quality, easy to make, works even with the cheap whole milk we buy in the local store

    - Maud

    "GREAT PRODUCT!"

    I was looking for a way to make kefir with raw cow milk and I tried various ways before but I often ended with an off taste that my kids didn't like. With this product, the taste is perfect and the consistency amazing, the cream rise on top and it a just irresistible...even my kids ask for more.

    - anne-flo

    "Somewhat variable results"

    I have had some difficulty getting a proper tasting kefir from this starter as opposed to the Cultures for Health kefir starter, which has worked flawlessly as a rule in the past. First 4-5 batches tasted more like an extremely mild, almost tasteless runny-type yogurt even though I followed instructions to a t. Experimented with the last batch: left it at room temperature (it is about 65 in my house or lower most of the time) and tighten the lid. After approximately 18 hours it finally tasted like kefir and was lightly effervescent the way it is supposed to be. Response from Cultures For Health: Although in general milk kefir needs 72-75ºF to work, they are live cultures and subject to change/adapt, so good for you for manipulating variables to get it to your liking! Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need assistance.

    - Nita

    "I love this product"

    Originally I purchased this product because it had a wider variety of bacteria and yeast plus more packets per box. I understood that I would only get up to 7 uses out of it, but the grains were too much for me to keep up with. Even using raw milk, I have been able to keep one packet going (with great results) through well over 7 uses and the taste is wonderful!

    - AngelSarver

    "Body Ecology Kefir Starter"

    Great product. Tastes great, good texture and I can re-culture 7 times.

    - Jessieann

    "Normally like the Body Ecology Starter, but had a bad experience recently."

    I have used both water kefir grains and Body Ecology Starter. I actually like both. I have found the starter to be quick and convenient at times that I was not using the grains or did not have the time. I like the starter with coconut water, and think it tastes great. I use raw coconut water from Whole Foods, usually one that comes frozen, and it have made many batches and always liked it. Recently I bought two boxes of the starter, and the power was brown/rust color. I made it with the coconut water and it tasted terrible, so I threw it away. I tried another packet from the box, and experienced the same think as I did with the previous batch. The power in the packets of both boxes felt hard. I have experienced the packets hard before, but was told by Body Ecology that the power should be white or beige, and the carrier sometimes causes it to be hard if refrigerated. I went back to the water kefir grains, and they are doing very well, so am enjoying them currently.

    - Sherry

Equipment & Accessories
  • Plastic Strainer

    This easy-to-clean, BPA-free nylon mesh strainer is a workhorse in the cultured kitchen. Comes in 2 sizes (when in doubt, size up).
    • Use it for: straining kombucha, kefir grains, tea, and lots more

    Starting at: $3.99

    Plastic Strainer

    Reviews

    "Awesome!"

    Well made, strong, and NOT metal. I love it. This is the one you should buy.

    - Larry

    "It is perfect for my kefir grains."

    I was looking for this product at other places and they didn't have it. I am glad I was able to find it here.

    - Evelin

    "The best strainer for milk kefir I have used!"

    For the first eight months of making milk kefir(store bought whole milk), I used my high quality large stainless strainer. Tiny, tiny grains would get trapped in the fine mesh and were impossible to wash out. I finally gave in and order this 3.5" strainer. The straining process is actually much faster and thorough! I use a canning funnel to support the strainer over the canning jar. With a couple of gentle taps, the thickened kefir goes right thru and the grains stay put. A few tiny, tiny grains work their way to the underside from the tapping, but a gentle scrap with a spatula retrieves them. There are no seams; there are no hiding spots for stray grains or any other foreign debris. It cleans up easily too. After months of thinking it would be a dumb purchase, I bought it and for six months I have absolutely loved it!

    - Debbie

    "A note about the large size"

    This is a good strainer. However, I wanted to point out that the larger size does not fit over a standard quart jar. That may be obvious if you bother to measure a jar, but I missed that detail. I was thinking I'd go for the larger size to have a greater value and accommodate more grains, but instead I wish it could fit perfectly with the quart jars I use for kefir. Maybe this tip will help someone else choose the best size for their purpose. Response from CFH: Thank you for your feedback! What we find works great (we love this larger strainer too) is to use a funnel that the strainer can sit upon it. We use a wide mouth funnel, and it's perfect! Good luck!

    - Anna

    "Perfect! "

    What can I say? This is the perfect little high-quality plastic strainer! It's ideal for straining out kefir grains while making kefir water and is just the right size and works perfectly with the bottles and a funnel. I haven't had any problems with wear and expect it to last for years. In fact, I have now purchased it in both sizes and would happily buy another if only I could convince my sister to begin making ferments! I love this company! :)

    - Rebecca

    "Small and strong"

    This small strainer cleans up easily and works so well. I am very pleased.

    - Alyse

  • Grolsch-style Flip-top Bottles, 500 ml (Case of 12)

    Our favorite air-tight bottles hold just over 16 ounces of goodness while your brew gets fizzy.
    • Use it for: bottling kombucha, water kefir, and more for carbonation
    $29.99

    Grolsch-style Flip-top Bottles, 500 ml (Case of 12)

    Reviews

    "Great bottles for my Kombucha "

    Couldn’t be happier! Quality thick glass! Stoppers work very well! Can’t go wrong with these bottles!

    - Redbeard

    "very hard to close"

    Lots of trouble to close these bottles. I hate them. Perhaps we'll get used to it. First batch of water kefir was well carbonated and very tasty. Response from CFH: Hi Elizabeth! Yes, the new bottles are indeed a bit difficult to close. They will get better as time goes on, but you really do want them to hold in those gasses and not let air in!

    - Elizabeth

    "Great value "

    Very nice solid bottles.

    - TD

    "Really nice!"

    These bottles are working very well. Didn't think I needed a case but that was an error in my thinking. Love the dark color and the weight. Very durable. Nice to be able to store the water kefir in these. Will be playing with the secondary fermentation soon. Right now just enjoying the Lemon flavored water kefir.

    - lin

    "Great bottles!"

    I am using these for water kefir and they are great. Very tough! They seem very durable and well-made. It was a bit of a learning experience to put them together, but not too hard after the first couple. They are stiff to close at first, but that's because they are so sturdy. Recommend!

    - Rhonda

    "Top quality"

    The video showing how to put the bottles together made it super easy!

    - Grace

  • Bottle Brush

    Perfect for scrubbing away sticky residue from your ferments on all sorts of bottles.
    • Use it for: cleaning bottles like our Grolsch-style Flip-top bottles
    $1.99

    Bottle Brush

    Reviews

    "Not as expected"

    So I was excited to get this bottle brush, but was also disappointed at its HUGE size! LOL! My husband solved the problem by crimping the end of the wire and now it fits into the brown bottles I purchased for cleaning. Just be careful when you pull it out cause it sprays soapy water everywhere!

    - Brenda

    "Bottle Brush"

    Brush does not fit in the brown bottles I purchased from Cultures for Health. Disappointing because I haven’t found a brush that fits in the small neck of these bottles & therefore; do not use the bottles, either, not having a way to be sure they are clean. Response from CFH: I am sorry this brush does not fit - it is rather large, and works well with the brewing equipment on the site for beer, wine and cider. However, I have tried and true way to really clean the bottles, although with daily use you can just wash with warm soapy water and rinse them well with warm water. If you have stubborn debris, add about 1-2 Tablespoons of uncooked rice in the bottle. Then add a tiny bit of soap (not anti-bacterial) and 1/4 to 1/2 cup water. Cap the bottle and shake vigorously for several minutes. It may have to be done a few times if you haven't washed them recently. Empty the bottle, adding more water if necessary to ease the rice grains out. Rinse well with warm water and it should be good to go!

    - Theresa

    "Wow"

    Wow because I can't believe I am writing a review of a bottle brush that cost $2. And wow because I can't believe how good this thing works. It fits easily into narrow bottles and big bottles equally well. The long handle makes it easy to maneuver to ensure a good clean. Yes the handle came folded in the box as everyone says but it's wire and you can just bend it back into place--no big deal. My old bottle brush was double this price and more solid..to the point where I had to shove it into the bottle tops if I was lucky to fit it. This brush is great. So yes, I highly recommend this product.

    - M

    "Good"

    Exactly what I was looking for. I used it to clean recycled kombucha bottles as well as bottles with a tight neck and it works very well. As other reviewers said, it came folded but I was expecting that and it hasnt affected its purpose.

    - Verdin

    "questionable"

    hi guys, everything I have ever ordered from cultures for health has been a five star satisfaction except for this product. it arrived folded in half (I'm guessing to make shipping it easier) and when I unfolded it the bristles started falling out where it was previously bent... which opened up a space for bristles to continue to fall out... I ended up throwing it away after the first use. Response from CFH: We are so sorry, Alex! It sounds as if the brush was definitely defective if the bristles were falling out. We'd be happy to replace or refund, and we have sent you an email!

    - alex

    "You get what you pay for"

    My bottle brush is WAY TOO BIG. It would NOT fit through the neck of my kefir bottle that I bought on amazon. I bought some dark brown bottles from Cultures for Health, and the brush does not fit easily into those. I'm afraid I'm going to scratch/break the opening. What's more, the bristles pull out easily...they are not tightly woven into the twisted metal wires. This brush is useless to me. CFH Response: We are so sorry about the negative experience with the bottle brush and we want to make this right my replacing the defective item. Let us know if there is anything else we can help with!

    - Theresa

  • Emily Wing Capper, Red Plastic

    Securely crimp caps onto the top of pry-off bottles.
    • Use it for: putting caps on our 12oz bottles

    Regular Price: $19.99

    Special Price $14.99

  • ConcenTrace Trace Mineral Drops

    Use to re-mineralize distilled, reverse osmosis, purified or very soft water (improves the quality of the water for making Water Kefir).
    • Use it for: re-mineralizing water to make it better for culturing water kefir

    Starting at: $5.59

    ConcenTrace Trace Mineral Drops

    Reviews

    "Liquid Minerals for Health "

    I haven't yet had a chance to use this product in my kefir water, but because I filter all of our drinking water and my son has what I believe may be mineral-related issues with constipation, I have added it to our drinking water a couple of times. Interestingly, he has immediately gone to the bathroom afterwards! I believe this will be just as good for kefir grains & other ferments as it is for the human body! I'm very happy with this company generally and this is a great product.

    - Rebecca

    "Saved my kefir grains"

    These mineral drops helped save my kefir grains! I was having problems with my grains deteriorating and creating foul-smelling water kefir (I use carbon-filtered drinking water). I went through the recommended procedures for cleaning and resting sick kefir grains, including adding these drops, and brought my grains back from the brink. Now I use these drops with every batch and my grains are healthy and big. Best of all, no more rotten-smelling kefir!

    - kefirkrafter

    "Great product with many benefits."

    Water kefir grains appear to thrive when product is added to the water & produce better batches of beverage. Also seems to produce more action in first few days veggie ferments. Have also started adding to drinking water of family & pets. I highly recommend this product for those who need to increase mineral intake or having trouble with water kefir grains.

    - slt44

    "ConcenTrace mineral drops"

    When I first tried to activate a batch of water kefir it didn't work. In my next order I decided to try it since the first one failed without it. I use filtered water which at the time I didn't realize REMOVES a lot of the necessary and essential minerals! This time and every time since I have used the Drops. They work like magic. I even started adding the Drops to all my drinking water and even my pets' water. The drops kept the Kefir healthy and growing beyond belief. If I didn't see it with my own eyes I wouldn't have believed it.! It also improved the taste of the water.

    - Renie

  • Waterproof Digital Thermometer

    Easy to read digital display; perfect for making cheese, yogurt or checking the temperature of your sourdough bread and more.
    • Use it for: making cheese, yogurt, checking the temperature of sourdough bread, and more.
    $18.99

    Waterproof Digital Thermometer

    Reviews

    "waterproof digital thermometer"

    works fast and easy to read

    - Mike

    "Very dissatisfied"

    I used this thermometer for the first time last week and it was off by over 20 degrees! Not happy with the product at all. Note from CFH: Thermometers will require calibration before the first use and periodically throughout the life of the thermometer. Please contact Customer Support with any questions or concerns regarding your products.

    - Jaye

    "Reliable and easy to read"

    I use it for making yogurt, and feta cheese. I use it to be sure my hand feeding formula is the right temperature for baby parrots. Easy to read and very reliable.

    - Julia

    "Easy to read"

    Really glad I purchased this item

    - Evelyn

    "Happy with this"

    This is my very first gadget as far as kitchen thermometers are concerned , happy I got a good one. Easy to use , reliable, clear readings.

    - Sarra

    "Good quality"

    I ordered this thermometer because I had a coupon. This is my first digital thermometer. I like it because it is waterproof. I use it to make yogurt and kefir. In the past, I have bought Taylor brand standard thermometers and found them to be good quality. I'm expecting this one to hold up well also.

    - Sarah

  • Pocket Test Thermometer

    Perfect for making cheese, yogurt or checking the temperature of your sourdough bread and more. This thermometer is a cultured kitchen workhorse.
    • Use it for: making cheese, yogurt, checking the temperature of sourdough bread, and more.
    $6.99

    Pocket Test Thermometer

    Reviews

    "Tiny!"

    I ordered the basic thermometer, but it turned out to be a mini thermometer. Very tiny and dials are hard to read! Response from CFH: The details section note this thermometer has a 1-inch dial display and is 5 inches long.

    - MAY

    "Basic it is"

    There is nothing fancy, just a "Basic Thermometer." If you don't need accuracy or long reach it will do a fine job.

    - Chugchug

    "Easier than what I was using."

    When I decided to make my own yogurt, I was using a candy thermometer -- something I already had. This is much easier to position and read.

    - BuckIrose

    "Neutral"

    The thermometer works but disagrees with my other thermometers. I have two others that show to add starter at a lower temperature. I don't know which is most accurate. Also, the round top dial is very small and hard to read. Response from CFH: Thermometers can be calibrated. Please contact Customer Support for advice or for replacements for defective products.

    - krayola

  • Stick-On Thermometer Strip

    A hassle-free way to keep an eye on the temperature of your ferments.
    • Use it for: checking culturing temperatures of your ferments.
    $1.99

    Stick-On Thermometer Strip

    Reviews

    "So easy to use"

    I live in California so I dont use the heat much in the winter. Instead of heating the house I put these on some large canning jars with my mix in them and put them in a cabinet. I also got a cheap heating pad and set it next to the jars. This keeps the jars warm enough for the critters and now I know how the temp is. I was afraid the heating pad would be to hot.

    - Sandra

    "stick on thermometer"

    My downstairs kitchen is not heated so these little stick on thermometers have come in handy. I now know that just turning the light on inside my oven raises the temp. to 88 F. so after a short time, it is best to move my heirloom yogurt to top of the stove and just cover with a towel to hold in the warmth.

    - rkng

    "good"

    Good product works well on jar

    - scott

    "Great!"

    A tad small to read but not bad at all.

    - Malicek

    "Very handy! "

    Perfect little helper and easy for my seven year-old to use when he helps make batches of our "soda." Unfortunately, I lost my first one and had to replace it, but fortunately it's very inexpensive. Very handy!

    - Rebecca

    "great product"

    These work great for my kombucha and water kefir!

    - ela

  • Collapsible Silicone Funnels - Set of 3

    No more clogging or wasting. Bend and squeeze these funnels to easily move liquids into jars.
    • Use them for: bottling water kefir and kombucha, or anything else you funnel
    $9.99
  • Organic Cotton Bag

    Available in three sizes. Perfect for straining kefir, yogurt, or soft cheese varieties.
    • Use it for: straining whey from yogurt, kefir, and cheese

    Starting at: $4.00

    Organic Cotton Bag

    Reviews

    "Good for yogurt!"

    I used this to strain yogurt for making labneh and frozen yogurt. It works well. It will shrink if you accidentally put it in the dryer. :) Even so, I got the 12x15, which shrank to about 10x12, and is still more than big enough for my needs (I strain about a pint at a time)

    - Lyndsay

    "very useful product"

    Good Quality organic cotton bag, well sewn. I got the 12 x 15" bag and use it for straining Greek yogurt primarily but find other uses as well. It stands up to the boiling for sanitation and is cheaper than a Greek yogurt maker.

    - Tennessee Tim

    "Great for straining yogurt"

    I got this bag to strain my yogurt. It works great. I can hang it by the drawstring and in an hour or so I have have delicious greek yogurt.

    - slk

  • Unlabeled Lids with Seals for Flip-top Bottles (Bag of 6)

    Replacement lids for Grolsch Flip-top Bottles (Bag of 6).
    • Use it for: labeling our 12oz bottles
    $5.99

    Unlabeled Lids with Seals for Flip-top Bottles (Bag of 6)

    Reviews

    "Perfect"

    These tops fit perfectly on my bottles. The plugs and washers are plastic, not porcelain and rubber, but they do the trick.

    - davidsamish

    "Don't seem to fit "

    I ordered these so I'd have extras on hand if I need them, but so far they haven't fit any of my bottles because the wires are too long for them to close properly.

    - Zan

    "Excellent Product...High Quality"

    Rec'd my bottle tops today and am very pleased with them. I just feel better having an extra bag of these around when the time comes to replace a top when I'm bottling my water kefir and kombucha. These work great and are a high quality product. Highly recommend!

    - Patti

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