Water Kefir Grains Instructions
- One jar : Quart to Half Gallon
- One spoon stirring utensil
- One towel or paper coffee filter
- One rubber band
- Water kefir grains
- ¼ cup organic sugar per quart of water:
- Evaporated cane crystals or raw organic sugar
- Water (mineral water)
Well water or spring water is best due to higher mineral content
If using tap water, remove the chlorine prior to making water kefir by either boiling the water and allowing it to cool or by aerating the water using a blender.
Making Water Kefir:
Dissolve sugar in a small amount of warm/hot water.
Add enough cool water to almost fill the jar leaving 1-2 inches of headspace.
When the water has cooled to room temperature, add the kefir grains and give the mixture a quick stir with a spoon.
Cover tightly with a towel and rubber band to keep out fruit flies and ants.
Allow the kefir to culture for 24 to 48 hours. 24 hours will yield a sweeter water kefir. However, if you are sensitive to sugar, culture the kefir for 48 hours to give the grains a chance to consume a larger portion of the sugar. Stir once or twice a day while the kefir cultures (optional). Do not let the kefir grains culture longer than 72 hours. As the kefir grains culture, you will notice tiny bubbles forming and travelling to the water surface.
Once the kefir has finished culturing, strain off the finished liquid into a separate container with a strainer) and cover with a tight lid. Finished water kefir does not require refrigeration, but can be refrigerated if you desire a cold beverage.
Add the grains to a new batch of sugar water and proceed with your next batch.
Coconut kefir instructions:
Water kefir grains can be made using coconut water from young green coconut water. Simply add the grains to young green coconut water.
Using the Kefir Grains to make Water Kefir is actually pretty easy. And the best part is you can grow as much as you need, and then keep making a fresh batch of Water Kefir for your entire family to enjoy each day.
Here’s how you do it in 4 easy steps…
Step 1: Add Ingredients
Add the following ingredients to a clean quart sized canning jar…
1 quart of spring water
1/3 cup organic brown sugar
1 tsp of molasses (optional)
Mix ingredients until all the sugar is dissolved
Step 2: Add Kefir Grains
Add 1/4 cup Kefir Grains.
Place a cap on the jar and let it sit for 48 hours so it can ferment and create the Water Kefir.
After 48 hours, taste test it. If its too sweet, let it go another day. They can ferment up to 5 days.
Step 3: Strain Water Kefir
When the Water Kefir is cultured to your liking, you can strain out the grains, and now you can drink the Water Kefir.
Step 4: Rinse & Repeat
Rinse the grains well with room temperature water and repeat the process using the grains.
You and your family can drink it every single day and it will only cost you just a few cents per day (kefir grain food – cane sugar, etc.) to make once you get your grains started.