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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I store my kefir grains when going away on holidays?

Kefir grains can be stored in a jar of milk in the fridge for 7 to 10 days.
The grains will become dormant during this time, so will need a few days of fermenting again at room temperature to become fully active.

If it is possible, I recommend taking the grains away with you.

Can I use the kefir grains with alternate milks?

Yes, you can use the kefir grains to ferment alternate milks such as coconut milk, almond milk and rice milk.

However, as the kefir grains feed on the lactose and fat in dairy milks you will need to alternate between fermenting dairy milk and the alternate milk.

For example, ferment in the dairy milk for 5 to 7 days, then ferment in the alternate milk for 5 to 7 days, then back to dairy milk again and so on. If you do not do this, the kefir grains will eventually starve and die.

Which milks are suitable for fermenting kefir grains?

Any full cream, fresh milk, either pasteurized or raw, is suitable for fermenting kefir grains.

UHT milk is NOT suitable.

Lactose free milk is NOT suitable.

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