Kefir Forum

  • Juan Tanamera

    For maximum health benefits, I would like to ensure that my kefir is made with the greatest diversity of strains. Now, I have no idea how many different strains are in my little family of grains. Where can I get grains that are known to have the highest diversity of strains?

  • Brian

    I swallowed some milk kefir grains a few months ago by accident. Since then I have had terrible bloating and top end wind. Can these grains live on in the stomach? If so, how do I sort this please? I have had all the tests at hospital etc and they cannot come up with anything.

    • Brian

      Blimey, this seems to have been shuvved down the bottom a bit quick and it has not had a reply yet!

      • Brian

        Ruddy heck, nearly disappeared completely now

        • Brian

          No ideas anyone?

  • Lin Heath

    Had our first kefir milk two hours ago and husband complaining of ‘starry’ vision in one eye? Anyone know if this might be a side effect please – I’m a bit worried about this?

  • Sleewood

    I store my kefir grains in a jar of milk in the refrigerator for about a week between batches. Do I have to remove the milk they were stored in and replace it with fresh milk (as all the instructions say), or can I just take the whole jar out of the refrigerator and allow it to culture in the same milk? That’s what I’ve been doing and it is certainly a lot easier, doesn’t waste milk, and makes tasty kefir. Since it isn’t what is recommended I want to make sure I’m still making healthy kefir this way.

  • Denis

    Hay guys. I’ve only recently started making my own kefir. I really like it but I’m always making a mess when draining the grains after fermentation. So I’ve digg in a bit and found this thing called Kefirko (www.kefirko.com). Seems to fix quite some problems.
    Does any of you have any experience with it? Is it really that easy to use? How are the materials? Seems to be quite a good deal now for the holidays.

  • Ovic Zgodan

    hi.. do you know and never make recipes with kefir drink? how to make kefir be tasty and delicious?

  • me

    i drink about a quart a day when do you start seeing benefits of kefir? is a quart a day to much?

  • Veronica

    I can’t always get fresh fruit. Has anyone ever used canned fruit, mandarin oranges, peaches, pineapple?

  • pepe

    Hi there i accidentally poured boiling water over my kefir grains and it made them mushy how can i now revive them and make them harder and healthy again?

  • giacomo

    ciao a tutti vendo kefir da latte in quantita se volete spedisco in tutta italia contattatemi alla mia email sparpagliatevi 100@hotmail.it

  • Andy Janiszewski

    Hi all. Starting to make my own kefir with milk grains. My plan was to use coconut milk as many do, but I use so much coconut milk for other things that I wanted to be able to use something else. When I have milk protein (casein) in larger quantities, I have adverse reactions. Since the milk kefir grains ferment using lactose as fuel, would it be logical that I could use lactose powder with water as the solution for kefir growth? I avoid the protein issue that way, but still have the same proportion of lactose in the solution to allow the proper fermentation. Granted, the final consistency would be different, but not worried about that.

    Thanks.