a derelict house with lots of drafts

Tips for drafty brewing environments

The challenge of dealing with drafty conditions can be a thorn in the side of even the most experienced brewers. Maintaining consistent temperatures during the fermentation process is essential. Drafty environments can wreak havoc on…

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The effect of minerals on water kefir

How do minerals contribute to the quality of the final product, and how can i experiment with different mineral content? Water kefir is like the cool, healthier cousin of soda, and minerals play a key…

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Water kefir fermenting in a wide mouthed jar on a table

Can i make my own water kefir grains without a starter?

No, it is not possible to create water kefir grains from scratch without a starter culture. Water kefir grains are a unique combination of beneficial bacteria and yeasts that form symbiotic colonies. They cannot be…

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simple kombucha recipe brewing with a cheesecloth lid

An easy kombucha recipe for beginners

Making your own kombucha at home is an exciting and rewarding journey. This simple recipe will guide you through the process, from brewing a batch of sweet tea to nurturing your own SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture…

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What is the purpose of a second ferment?

Fermenting water kefir a second time, also known as the secondary fermentation or bottling stage, serves a few important purposes. Carbonation The primary purpose of the secondary fermentation is to carbonate the water kefir. During…

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A step by step guide to making your own water kefir

Ingredients Equipment Instructions That’s it! You now have homemade water kefir ready to be enjoyed. Remember to keep your kefir grains in a small amount of sugar water (1/4 cup sugar to 1 cup water)…

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Simple authentic kimchi recipe for beginners

Easy beginner authentic kimchi recipe

Here’s a simple beginner vegan recipe for kimchi. Like all the best recipes it is written down directly from the brain of a real live grandmother! Kimchi is a beloved Korean dish known for its…

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Different strains of water kefir grains and how they are different.

There are several different strains of water kefir grains, each with its own characteristics and fermentation properties. Here are some of the commonly known strains and their differences: Lactobacillus species-dominant strains Acetobacter species-dominant strains Yeast…

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Ginger and Carrot Water Kefir Recipe

The memories of my childhood visits to my grandma’s farm are etched deep within my heart, and the taste of her homemade ginger and carrot water kefir drink remains a cherished part of those summers.…

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