How To Grow and Harvest Kefir
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Serves: 12
  • Kefir Grains
  • Pint Whole Organic Milk or Raw Milk
  • Pint Canning Jar or equivalent glass container
  1. Place Milk in glass container of your choice
  2. Add your kefir grains to the milk
  3. Place a cloth or lid loosely on top allowing some air movement as the kefir needs to breathe (it is living, don't suffocate it)
  4. Let it sit out on the counter away from direct sunlight for 8-12 hours depending on the temperature of your house. The warmer, the less time it will take.
  5. Leave it out until desired ripeness and then strain the kefir into a separate jar using a mesh strainer.
  6. The kefir can now be closed up and placed in the refrigerator until use.
  7. With the grains, add them to new milk and continue the process.
  8. If you would like to slow it down place the grains and milk in the refrigerator which will take 7-10 days to ferment or you can even freeze the grains to be used at a much later date.
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