Water kefir is a non-dairy probiotic beverage that provides you with many strains of beneficial bacteria and yeast. It’s fermented over the course of a few days, on the counter, and has the potential to taste like ginger ale when you’re done. Water kefir grains look like clear, misshapen gummy bears. They bounce when you drop them but are tasteless if you eat them. Which is totally ok to do, if you prefer to get your probiotics that way.
There are two phases of fermentation; one is with the water kefir grains (no gluten, just a matrix of bacteria and yeast) in the liquid and the other is without the grains, flavours added, in a jar that seals. Pictured on this page are a selection of phase two fermenting batches of kefir. When ready and chilled most people filter out the flavour bits. Some eat them along with their drink.
In the Water Kefir Workshop, you will learn hands-on how to prepare and care for the water kefir grains. There will be taste testing, so you can get an idea of what types of flavours you like. You’ll prepare your own batch, which you will take home at the end of the workshop.
The last Water Kefir Workshop was held December 14, 2013.
Thanks to all who attended, it was a great workshop. Participants went home with two jars of water kefir, one in each stage of the fermenting process, plus an informative handout and other small goodies.
If you are interested in attending a water kefir workshop, please let me know so I can keep you in the loop about the next one.
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