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ok a simple question but can I buy a bottle of kefir at the healthfood store and use it to start my own kefir ? I did buy organic yougert and added it to my raw grass fed milk and now have a steady supply of fresh drinkable yougert

 

No. The kefir stuff at the store isn't really the same as real kefir. To make the store stuff they just use specific bacteria. Real kefir has to be make from kefir grains which kind of look like spongy cauliflower. Off white and chewy. You just strain them out and add them to fresh milk. You can order grains off amazon. You won't get much, but it grows pretty quick and you'll have enough in a few weeks to make it quickly. 

post #132 of 142

thank you I will check for the grains on amazon...I have a standing order for 2 gallons of raw milk every 2 weeks...I have been drinking homemade drinkable yogurt made from it but understand the kefir is better nutrition and probiotic wise.

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Be careful what you talk about on BYC, one thing they will kick you off for is talking about Kefir or being a Christian! Read the rules!

post #134 of 142

I live in Mesa and was wondering if you have any milk kefir grains for sale.

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Nonsense!

post #136 of 142

When I do kefir I generally put some wax paper under a lid, this way, if it gets bumped, it wont get soaked and fall into the kefir like a paper towel would.

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Egg-Static

 

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Sincerely,

Egg-Static

 

I'm new to chickens! Feel free to message me any tips or ideas!

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post #138 of 142
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When I do kefir I generally put some wax paper under a lid, this way, if it gets bumped, it wont get soaked and fall into the kefir like a paper towel would.

You mean when you have it sitting out on a countertop? I am just curious

i saw suggested to use a  rubberband and a coffee filter. 

also talked to the lady that runs the membership store that we get stuff from. She traded some quail eggs for 4 kefir starts.

The siily lady called clabbered milk kefir grains...... I told her she got cheated...I would be PO...

I am glad I didnt buy any when the health food store  was selling her "kefir starts"

thanks

post #139 of 142

Did you try Craigs list. I finally got a GENEROUS kind  someone to send me some. But it was like a 1/4tsp and I couldnt find them when straining. So I gave up on them after several weeks....it was hard to seperate it from the cream of the milk... Duh

 I need at least a heaping tablespoon.

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Originally Posted by ladyearth View Post
 

You mean when you have it sitting out on a countertop? I am just curious

i saw suggested to use a  rubberband and a coffee filter. 

also talked to the lady that runs the membership store that we get stuff from. She traded some quail eggs for 4 kefir starts.

The siily lady called clabbered milk kefir grains...... I told her she got cheated...I would be PO...

I am glad I didnt buy any when the health food store  was selling her "kefir starts"

thanks

Yes, I have it n the counter top but if I go on vacation I'll put it into the fridge. The reduced temperature makes it work slower.

Sincerely,

Egg-Static

 

I'm new to chickens! Feel free to message me any tips or ideas!

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Sincerely,

Egg-Static

 

I'm new to chickens! Feel free to message me any tips or ideas!

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