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Old 02.06.2014, 19:55
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Water kefir grains and kombucha

Hi,
I've looked through kefir threads, but they seems to concentrate on the milk kefir.

I am interested in lactofermentation and would love to try water kefir grains to make beverages or kombucha.

Does anyone has a surplus of these in Basel? or good place to buy locally? thanks!
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no one into lactofermented drinks??
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Re: Water kefir grains and kombucha

I have kombucha [ i live in Zurich], we also call it as 'mushroom'. It is fed by teas and sugar. I have tried to make it without sugar, and it was NOT good for it. It has no food to consume then. My mom had a laugh that i tried it. You would make it suffer.

So far what i know..kefir grains are fed by milk, whether it is soy, cow's. almond, coconut milks. not sure that water can give them anything to live on (?). if you have any news/links regarding 'water', please share. Apart from cow's milk i have also tried coconut. And didnt like it much, as it feels like its too fatty. And we do not have here light coconut milk which wont be UHT (processed milk that can survive longer period).
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Re: Water kefir grains and kombucha

thanks! I guess water kefir would need sugar, but not any type of milk, but so far i did not get my hands on it
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Water kefir grains and kombucha

Hi,

I had some water kefir grains last year (and sent some to a few other EFers who contacted me via the other kefir thread). Unfortunately I don't have any anymore, but I originally bought them online from the webshop link posted somewhere near the start of that thread (sorry I am on my phone so can't link to it easily!). So if you have no luck finding a donor you could start from there.

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It took me a few batches to get the grains I bought going, presumably they were from frozen storage or something, and it takes a little tlc to revive them, but after 3 or 4 batches we were in business

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thanks! I guess water kefir would need sugar, but not any type of milk, but so far i did not get my hands on it

Yes you make water kefir using a sugar solution and usually do a second ferment after removing the grains, adding fruit juice or something else to flavour it.

Good luck!

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Re: Water kefir grains and kombucha

Hi, I have some fresh water kefir grains to give away if anybody interested, to be picked up in Lausanne / Geneva area.
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Re: Water kefir grains and kombucha

this is a little off topic...
but those using it already...did you have any noticeable health change with regular consumption?...just curious
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Hi, I'm just starting but 3kg less in 3 weeks with no effort seems like a good deal 😊 plus suger levels :P
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Milk kefir is really helping me. I drink it almost everyday and occasionally hibernate in the fridge and take a week off consuming. I was in really bad shape, with digestive issues and weak immune system, and kefir made a real difference.
Recently, I finally discovered the cause, I was diagnosed with celiac disease. Kefir is still helping with the recovery and healing process, I notice when I take a break.
But all this means, even while I was still consuming gluten, the real culprit, this drink still managed to make a difference.
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By the way, I have grains to give away for free.
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Re: Water kefir grains and kombucha

Hello Joana,

Do you still have Kefir Grains? I would be interested to have some if you still have. I live in Oerlikon, so should be easy for us to meet or pick up from you.

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