Continuous vs batch fermentation
Kefir 101

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 to make a thicker and smoother Kefir?
Kefir 101

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 [ … ]

Why my Kefir doesn't get thick?
Kefir 101

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 [ … ]

Top 3 crucial mistakes in making kefir
Kefir 101

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 [ … ]

Why Kefir separates?
Kefir 101

Why Kefir separates?

July 15, 2021

The separation of Kefir during fermentation is one of the most common occurrences, especially during the warmer months of the year. When their Kefir separates, fellow Kefir “newbies” even ask us whether their Kefir is [ … ]

Can kefir be kept in the fridge?
Kefir 101

Can Kefir be stored in the fridge?

June 21, 2021

The short answer is: yes, of course, Kefir can (and sometimes even should) be stored in the fridge. But, regarding temperatures for both storage and fermentation of Kefir, there’s much more to be said, so [ … ]

How to store kefir grains
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How to store the Kefir grains?

June 2, 2021

First of all, remember that the best and most natural way to take care of your Kefir grains is to never stop making Kefir. That’s by far the best way to keep your Kefir SCOBY [ … ]

Kefir skin
Kefir & Health

What is “kefir skin”?

May 24, 2021

Kefir is much more than a healthy drink! Besides the myriad of beneficial effects on your gut microflora, Kefir can also positively affect lots of skin problems such as acne, rosacea, atopic dermatitis, and many [ … ]

Water Kefir
Kefir 101

What is water Kefir and how to make it?

May 18, 2021

The water kefir grains are also known as Tibicos, Tibi, Sugar kefir, Japanese water crystals, or even Japanese algae (although kefir has nothing to do with algae). According to some sources, water kefir grains are [ … ]