Water Kefir has been on my list to try and I'm glad it was an option in the course. I found some beautiful grains from a local person selling them . And put them right to work. They are so gelatinous looking. Water Kefir also contains probiotics and I think is a great replacement for people who like pop. Water kefir doesn't have as many strains of bacteria as dairy and if you have candida its a good idea not to indulge as there is still a notable sugar content.
Ferment Type : Non Dairy - Water Kefir
Date: December 29th, 2017
Plain Kefir Water
7 Cups of filtered water
8 Tablespoons kefir grains
3/4 Cup organic cane sugar or turbinado raw cane sugar (or a blend)
(lemon slice to help with PH balance)
Notes: My temperature again being a cold snap in December made this process slower than I think it might be in the warmer months. I let it ferment 7 days to get it to a flavour that tasted not just right. You could taste the difference every day as the fermentation started.
Harvest Date: January 5th, 2018
Harvest Details: I found the taste to be a nice blend of not too sweet or sour. I haven't had it before so I think it was correct. I'm going to try again and experiment with more recipes. I like having a more healthy alternative for drinks in the house.