All the basic knowledge, principles, and concepts related to Kefir.
Continuous vs batch fermentation
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Continuous fermentation of Kefir

September 19, 2022

Can we just constantly keep on adding fresh milk to the Kefir brew while sieving out only the ready Kefir liquid? Yes, we can, and this is precisely what’s called “continuous fermentation”. The two methods [ … ]

How long should milk Kefir ferment?
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How long should milk Kefir ferment?

August 30, 2022

How long should I let my milk Kefir ferment until it’s ready? This is one of the questions I read quite often in most Kefir dedicated Facebook groups or forums. The answer that is usually [ … ]

How to make a thicker and smoother Kefir?
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How to make a thicker and smoother Kefir?

May 22, 2022

There are numerous pieces of advice on how to make a thicker and creamier Kefir. Most of them really work and do not require additional resources to obtain a really better Kefir brew. However, in [ … ]

Is Water Kefir really Kefir?
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Is “Water Kefir” really Kefir?

May 18, 2022

The term “Water Kefir” has recently gained popularity, and any Google search on this term returns hundreds of meaningful results. However, both scientifically and historically, Water Kefir is not related in any way to the [ … ]

Why my Kefir doesn't get thick?
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Why isn’t my Kefir getting thick?

January 12, 2022

Our readers often complain that their Kefir isn’t getting as thick as they expect. How thick should be a decently fermented Kefir, they ask? Why is my Kefir still watery after 12 hours or more [ … ]

Can Kefir grains be eaten?
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Can Kefir grains be eaten?

December 10, 2021

One of our readers recently asked us for advice. “I couldn’t strain my Kefir well, she said, and I may have swallowed some grains. Is it dangerous? What should I do if I ingest Kefir [ … ]

Kefir grains vs. Kefir Starter
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Kefir grains or Kefir starters?

October 27, 2021

As we know, Kefir can be made in two ways and by using two different fermentation agents: Kefir grains and Kefir starters. Let’s see what’s the difference between these two methods, and what are their [ … ]

Is Kefir good for dogs?
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Is Kefir good for dogs?

September 8, 2021

Honestly, I was quite surprised when I learned that this question was among Kefir‘s most frequently asked ones. Indeed: is Kefir good for dogs? As mammals closely related to humans, dogs have almost the same [ … ]

3 easy tricks for a better Kefir
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3 easy tricks for a better Kefir

August 24, 2021

When we started our Kefir adventure, we all had some prior knowledge but still relied on the “trial and error” approach. I’m no exception. However, after years of trials and mistakes, some attempts appeared to [ … ]

Is Kefir lactose free?
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Is Kefir lactose free?

August 16, 2021

The question of whether Kefir is lactose-free can have controversial answers. Some producers insist that their Kefir may be considered lactose-free, and some of them even advertise Kefir made with low-fat milk as a “100% [ … ]

Common myths about milk kefir
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Common myths about Milk Kefir

August 4, 2021

As an assumed “superfood”, Kefir is often shrouded in myths and legends, and while some of them are based on scientific facts, others are a result of ignorance and exaggeration. This article will draw a [ … ]

Top 3 crucial mistakes in making kefir
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Top 3 most common mistakes with homemade Kefir

August 2, 2021

Many newbies to homemade Kefir face similar challenges and identical problems. If you are a beginner with Kefir, you could easily avoid many problems through the simple hints you will find on this page. Milk [ … ]

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