Too much kefir, too few grains

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Too much kefir, too few grains

Postby baerdric on Mon May 07, 2018 2:21 pm

I seem to be having great success with milk kefir, so much so that I have two unused jars of it in the fridge. I also just put the new batch in the fridge to slow it down.

But what I don't see is much growth. I didn't expect much in the first few ferments, but maybe I'm not doing something that would encourage reproduction. I only have about a teaspoon of grains and I feel a little apprehensive about having all of my grains in one basket...
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Re: Too much kefir, too few grains

Postby irie1029 on Tue May 08, 2018 8:11 am

You may want to try separating the grains by hand. Not sure why but seem like they grow quicker when smaller.
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Re: Too much kefir, too few grains

Postby baerdric on Tue May 08, 2018 2:28 pm

Oh, you mean like breaking the bigger ones into smaller pieces? That kind of makes sense in a surface area way.

I'm about to start a new batch with some better but still not raw milk, I'll try that now.
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