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I've killed my kefir!

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Gulp! I left my kefir out as usual but it's 'turned' in the heat and, in spite of rinsing off the grains and trying again it still tastes 'off'. Has anyone else had this problem? I've decided to go again once the summer is over. Guess I'll just have to go down the natural yog route in the interim!

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I do admire you.  I’m afraid I still buy mine from Waitrose!  Is it possible to start your own batch from this commercial source? 

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No you need the live grains. Did you get it from Happy Kombucha SD? They are very helpful if you email, maybe there is resuscitation advice.

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You can make your own yoghurt with a little starter shop bought yoghurt. Isn’t the milk pasteurised before you make it into yoghurt? Could be the same with kefir. If you’re already buying kefir, you could give it a go.

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What's a Kefir? I read the subject title and thought I should be phoning the police to report a crime... lol

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31 minutes ago, AndyRoo said:

What's a Kefir? I read the subject title and thought I should be phoning the police to report a crime... lol

Me too!!! :o

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Funnily, I was wondering how everyone was getting on with theirs.

I have lots of grains in the freezer Soapy, let me know if I should send you some. I have built up a little bank of frozen grains, and used them several times when I have been away; they actually produce better Kefir after freezing.

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This has spurred me on to defrost mine. I will pick up some organic milk at next shop. That is my only gripe with it, we don’t use organic milk on day to day basis as we go through a lot with the boys. I tried coconut milk ,as it would be easy to have cartons in store cupboard, but it was not overly successful.

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Never tried kefir but wondering why you'd need to use organic milk?

I prefer to buy organic when I'm home because of welfare etc but it isn't always available.

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You don't need to use organic Lewis; I often don't, but as Shazzie mentioned in the other kefir thread, the grains seem to fare better in it. She wondered if this was down to the antibiotics or something else used to treat non-organic herds. The grains seem quite sensitive to the quality of milk, and it's nutrients

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I gave some grains to my mum some time ago and she uses soya milk!!! Thanks for the offer, DM - I have decided to wait a while until the weather cools so will probably go again at the end of the summer. Good tip about freezing though, I just used to eat the leftovers!

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