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Dehydrated Milk Kefir Instructions

  Note: You will first rehydrate your grains to wake them up, then you can begin making milk kefir. Pasteurized milk is best for rehydrating grains - once rehydrated, you may introduce raw milk if desired. You will need: one quart canning jar or other glass jar coffee filter, paper towel or cloth to cover jar elastic band to secure cover wooden or plastic spoon fine mesh plastic strainer (no metal) for removing grains one packet Dehydrated Milk Kefir Grains cow or goat milk ( avoid ultra pasteurized or UHT milk) Directions: Empty the entire packet of Dehydrated Milk Kefir Grains into 1/2 cup fresh cold milk in your jar. Cover with coffee filter and secure with elastic band. Allow...

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Vegetable Rennet Tablet Instructions

  One tablet will coagulate 50 liters (approximately 13 gallons) of milk. Tablets can be divided into halves or quarters for smaller quantities of milk. Directions: 1) Dissolve tablet or portion of tablet in 1/2 cup cool, non-chlorinated water. 2) Mix 1/4 tsp salt per 1/4 tablet into solution. 3) Add evenly to warmed milk, stirring no more than 3 minutes. Store in a cool, dry place to preserve strength (not to exceed 95° F.).

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Second Fermentation Instructions (1/2 Gallon)

So you've made Kombucha or Water Kefir. Now what? Of course, you can drink it as is, but you can make it even more delicious with a second fermentation! Be sure to remove your grains or SCOBY and start them in a fresh batch of sugared water or tea. The finished product is what you're going to flavor. You can use fresh fruit or juice. Be sure to wash your fruit well, and organic is always preferable. You don't want pesticides adding their nastiness to the mix. Basically what you're doing is adding the sugar from fruit or juice, causing fermentation to start up again. Cut your fruit into chunks or slices. More surface area will help the flavor infuse...

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Milk Kefir Instructions

NOTE: if you're not planning to start your Milk Kefir right away, store it in the refrigerator until you are 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 fine mesh plastic strainer (no metal) cow or goat milk (avoid ultra pasteurized or UHT milk) Milk Kefir grains Directions: Add the Milk Kefir grains to 2 cups milk in your jar. Cover with coffee filter & secure with elastic band. Allow to culture at room temp - 68° to 78° F. is ideal. Choose a draft-free place, out of direct sunlight, where your Milk Kefir won't be disturbed. Check...

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Water Kefir Starter Instructions

  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 fine mesh plastic strainer (no metal) wooden or plastic spoon 1/ 4 cup sugar ( rapadura, evaporated cane sugar, or a blend of the two work best) 3 cups water (non-chlorinated & non-fluoridated is best) Water Kefir grains Directions: Heat one cup of the water. Put it in the jar and stir in the sugar until thoroughly dissolved. Add the rest of the water and stir again. Add the Water Kefir grains to the sugar water. Cover & secure with elastic band. Allow to culture at room temp (68° to 78° F. is ideal). Choose...

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