I thought it would be helpful to create a resources page where you can easily come for all of your Water Kefir needs. This page includes resources such as books and tools that I use or recommend for fermenting water kefir. I’ll add to it as I learn more. I recommend bookmarking it for your reference and convenience. Enjoy!
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Cultures are used to start the fermentation process and the cultures to make water kefir are called water kefir grains. You can’t make water kefir without either the kefir grains or a kefir starter.
- Live Organic Water Kefir Grains – These are the same ones I bought over a year ago and they have been making delicious, healthy water kefir for me since. What’s great about buying kefir grains that are alive is that you can get started with them immediately. When you purchase them freeze dried there is an activation period that can take a few weeks before you can start drinking water kefir.
- Body Ecology Kefir Starter – You can buy kefir starter from Body Ecology instead of purchasing the live kefir grains. You can also make coconut water kefir from this starter too. This is good for people who are fermenting foods for the first time or don’t want the maintenance of taking care of the kefir grains.
- Water Kefir Chart – A quick reference guide of different sugar to water ratios for making water kefir. Click on the link to download the chart and then print and place on the refrigerator for easy reference.
- Nylon Mesh Strainer for straining the kefir grains from the liquid. Metal can be harmful to kefir grains so it is best to use a strainer made with a different material like plastic or nylon.
Jars & Bottles
These are the bottles and jars I use frequently when making water kefir.
- Quart Size Mason Jar for fermenting. I use this size all of the time.
- Plastic wide mouth mason jar lids. I use these instead of the metal lids most of the time, because the metal rusts.
- Flip-top glass bottles -I have many flip top glass bottles to store the water kefir in during secondary fermentation. I have some Kilner bottles and they hold in the carbonation very well.
These books have inspired my recipes and taught me about fermentation and making water kefir.
A collection of my own recipes using water kefir.
- How To Make Probiotic Rich Water Kefir
- How To Make Coconut Water Kefir And Get Clearer Skin
- Fermented Food Lab’s Water Kefir Recipes
- Repairing damaged water kefir grains article on Culturesforhealth.com