How To RSS



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 or green 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 is included with your NW Ferments starter - don't throw it away!) Directions: Heat water to nearly boiling. Pour water into jar.  Stir...

Continue reading



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: 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....

Continue reading



Buttermilk 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 wooden or plastic spoon 2 cups milk (avoid ultra pasteurized or UHT milk) 1 Buttermilk starter culture packet (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° F is ideal. Choose a draft-free spot, out of direct sunlight, where your Buttermilk won't be disturbed. Check after 12 hours to see if it has set. When set,...

Continue reading