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Tempeh Starter Instructions

Comes with 2 packets Tempeh starter culture Note:  A food dehydrator is the best way to maintain the proper temperature (80 to 90 degrees) while culturing your Tempeh.  Use a thermometer to monitor temperature. You will need:  6-8 quart pot for soaking, then boiling soybeans large bowl colander thermometer kitchen towel, paper towels, or hair dryer to dry beans thoroughly food dehydrator (or other means of maintaining 85-90 degree temp) 3 quart-sized plastic zip bags that have been perforated with pin holes that are 1 inch apart 2 cups dry soybeans (other dry beans can also be used) 2 tablespoons white vinegar 1 packet Tempeh starter culture (save other packet in freezer for future use) Directions: 1)  The beans will...

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Sourdough Starter Instructions

Note:  Directions are the same for all varieties of Sourdough starters- the only difference is the type of flour used. You will need: one quart canning jar or other glass jar coffee filter or paper towel to cover jar, and elastic band to secure cover wooden or plastic spoon 1/4 cup flour (type depends on variety of Sourdough starter) for activation 1/4 cup lukewarm water (filtered or spring water is best) for activation 1 packet Sourdough starter culture Activate your starter culture: 1)  Put 1/4 cup water into jar.  Sprinkle the starter culture into water, then stir until well mixed.  Allow to sit for a few minutes to soften a bit, then stir again.  Stir in the 1/4 cup flour,...

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Yogurt Starter Instructions - Mesophilic (room temp set)

Viili, Filmjolk, Matsoni and Piima Yogurts come with 2 packets  You will need: one quart canning jar or other glass jar coffee filter or paper towel to cover jar, and elastic band to secure cover wooden or plastic spoon 2 cups milk (avoid ultra- pasteurized or UHT milk) 1 packet Yogurt starter culture (save 2nd packet in freezer for future use) Activate your starter culture: 1)  Put 2 cups milk in your jar.  Add starter packet and stir until well dissolved.  Cover with coffee filter & secure with elastic band. 2)  Allow to culture at room temperature- 68 to 78 degrees is ideal.  Choose a draft-free spot, out of direct sunlight, where it won't be disturbed.  Check after 12 hours...

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Kombucha Starter Instructions

Kombucha Starter Instructions Note: if you're not planning to start your Kombucha SCOBY right away, store it in the refrigerator until you're ready.   You will need: one quart canning jar or other glass jar coffee filter or paper towel to cover jar, and elastic band to secure cover wooden or plastic spoon 1/4 cup sugar (evaporated cane sugar works best) 3 cups water (non-chlorinated & non-fluoridated is best) 2 tea bags (black tea is best) or 2 tablespoons loose leaf tea in a tea ball or reusable tea bag Kombucha starter (SCOBY) 1/4 cup plain, unflavored Kombucha (this will be included with your NW Ferments starter- if you can't find Kombucha, use organic cider vinegar in its place)   Directions:...

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Kefir Starter Instructions (Direct-set)

This direct-set culture is easy to use, and doesn't require the maintenance of kefir grains.  It can be used with cow or goat milk, as well as juice, coconut milk or coconut water.  Comes with 2 packets starter culture. You will need: one quart canning jar or other glass jar coffee filter or paper towel to cover jar, and elastic band to secure cover wooden or plastic spoon 4 cups milk 1 packet Kefir Starter culture (save 2nd packet in freezer for future use) Directions: 1)  Put 2 cups of milk in the jar.  Sprinkle in the Kefir Starter and mix well.  Add the rest of the milk and mix again.  Cover with coffee filter & secure with elastic band....

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