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About Water Kefir

Water kefir is one of the healthiest and tastiest alternatives to conventional soda. It provides your body with probiotics, healthy bacteria, which are responsible for maintaining healthy microflora in the digestive track. Instead of taking a probiotic supplement, just drink a glass of water kefir a day. It’s much more cost-effective than spending money on those expensive probiotic supplements at the store.

To fully understand the healthy advantages of water kefir, I recommend that you read my extensive blog What is Water Kefir and How To Make It. You’ll find everything you need to know about water kefir in there. Also, please watch my two video tutorials below:

Happy kefir making! :-)

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Responses

  1. Hi Zoe,

    Just finished my first batch of kefir water. Loved the way you shipped the grains in sugar water. I was worried about the cross country trip, but they are alive and thriving. My 10 year old daughter loves kefir water, so much that I may have to get another batch from you to keep up.

    Thanks for all the follow up and the recipes-You ROCK!

    Hugs……
    TuVara

  2. Hi Zoe, Thank u again for sending me the water kefir. In Toronto it’s hard to find and thanks for uploading it in youtube, i had the chance to finally order them from u and received them in 4 days. I also refered u to another person that was looking for water kefir with the email, igor…. and he just told me he received it yesterday.
    My kefir grains are fantastic, they are jumping and floating, they really look happy and healthy and there cool to watch..

    Love your blog and ur videos..fantastic job.

    Peace,
    Maria rodrigues

  3. Can you give me any suggestions on how I can make my own rejuvelac with quinoa?
    Thank you!
    Love your blogs…keep em coming!! :)
    ~Kristin

  4. Hey Zoe,
    Love your blog. I’ve been trying to find really good, water kiefer grains, but am afraid to buy them online for fear that they will dry out in the process of shipping and what not. I would love to get some grains from you. How much?

    Thanks!

  5. Hi Zoe,
    Very much enjoying and interested in what I am reading. My children have lots of health issues. Mainly allergies and skin issues. Happened onto your site looking for ways to make probiotics. I live in California. Is that too far to ship the grains? I would love to try this out. I also was curious where you got the bottles with the handles you used for the flavored kefir? Looking forward to hearing from you.
    God Bless!

    Valerie

  6. Zoe, I am very interested in making the water kefir. How can I obtain some of the culture?
    Thank you,
    Jayson

  7. I am very interested in buy water kefir grains from you. Please let know what I need to do? Thank You.

  8. Hi,
    I would like to be on your waiting list for water kefir grains please.
    Thank you

  9. Hi Zoe, I need the proper way to store kefir grains in the freezer. Thanks

  10. To everyone who asked how to obtain grains from me, please email me directly at greenmomzoe@gmail.com so I can add you to my waiting list.

    @Suzie – you can strain and put the grains in an air-tight container and put in the freezer. Remember it may take some time to revive them afterward.

    @Kristin – I’ll experiment with making Rejuvelac from quinoa and will let you know. For now I use only wheat Rejuvelac.

  11. Just want to say that I received some grains from Zoe and they are great! She was so nice and mailed them in a nice package.(I live in California)

    They have been going for a few weeks now, and I just know that this is just one of many right steps towards a healthier and happier life.

    Highly recommend anyone who is even thinking about trying this to go ahead and do it!

  12. Zoe, I am inspired by your site and detailed information. I am very interested in making some more healthy lifestyle changes for my famiy but have been so intimidated, you make the process much easier with your blogs and videos. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this work and make it available to all who are eager to learn. You are making positive changes in peoples lives, Kudos!

  13. Hi Zoe!

    I’ m Leandro from Italy. I’ ve wrote you an e mail but i dunno if you’ ve got it. Anyway your blog is really amazing and i’ m interested in buying dried water kefir grains from Yemoos site. Just need your opinion about the conditions of the grains when they’ ll get my country. I know they are really sensitive (hope the word is correct). And i would like to know if i can use raw honey in place of cane sugar to do my kefir.

    Tx a lot :)

  14. Hi! I want pitchers like yours! Where can I get some? I have been doing water kefir for a while now, and I still haven’t found the perfect container. Those look perfect! Please let me know. Thanks!

  15. Hi Zoe! i finally got my water kefir grains:) They seem to be really fine after the first 3 butches and water kefir taste every day better. The only thing is that i ve noticed that their number isn’ t changed. Is this supposed to be ok? don t they have to double every day?
    Pls answer my question ;( tx!

  16. I love the water kefir! Thanks Zoe for all your help and support.

  17. @Leandro – there is nothing wrong with your grains. Their growth depends on so many external factors such as temperature, location, type of sugars used, time of fermenting, etc. As long as they are fermenting your water, they are fine.

  18. Hi Zoe V,

    Thanks so much for your youtube vid about making water kefir – so helpful!!

    I am using the kefir powder (I thought I’d try that out before buying the real grains) – I am making it in a glass container. Should I still just cover it with a paper towel ? When is it OK to put a tight lid on it ? Can I do that after I put it in the fridge ?

    Thanks for your help !

  19. tx Zoe for your answer! anyway after two weeks i feel.. u know.. a bit more conscious of my grains:) it s really awesome to take care of them in return for their amazing energy. They are fine but i hope for an evident growth soon so i can make some experiments with other food. Now i m using mascobrado cane sugar and figs but i m planning to try demerara cane sugar and some molasses if my grains amount is the same in other two or three weeks.

  20. Zoe i have another important question. I’ d like to try dried apricots and i’ ve found them at the organic store in my town. They are unsulfured and unsweeten but on the package i can read they are pasteurized with water vapour. My question is…is that ok? No problems for my grains? I know they would appreciate dried apricots a lot. Maybe pasteurization could make apricots less nourishing destroying minerals?

    Hope for your answer soon Tx again zoe for all your work! Your videos and blog and articles inspire me so much! The same for all your recipes!

    P.s.

    I’ can’ t find palm sugar :(

  21. @Leandro – you can use dried apricot as long as they don’t have any preservatives listed int eh ingredients. And I sell Palm Sugar. I’ll email you my pricing lists. :-)

  22. OK! so i’ ll use apricots even if they are pasteurized because there are no preservatives in the list.:) And awesome about palm sugar!! is it organic?

    Tx a lot Zoe! gonna wait your email!:)

  23. Hi Zoe,
    When storing grains, if I choose to freeze them, would I rinse them thoroughly and drain really well or even dry a bit before freezing or do I just put them in a jar with a lid and freeze ? I love those little guys, want to do the right thing.
    Thank you so so so much for your help.
    Debbie

  24. Sorry Zoe I just realized somebody else already asked about freezing. Got my answer from a previous comment you answered.
    Thank you anyway.

  25. Thanks zoe! You were so patient with me, it really meant a lot. Now I’m up and bubbling, and should have my first batch in a day. Thank you so much.

  26. Zoe-

    I have watched your video on how to make water kefir and very interested in beginning to make my own. I have been checking out prices for water kefir. Could you please help me with your pricing list for water kefir.

    Thank You.

    Bridey Asher
    brideya@gmail.com

  27. Hi Zoe, just wanting to know if you ship these water grains to Australia. I recently bought some water grains for the first time but they don’t look the same as yours (like cauliflour) mine are very small translucent grains.
    Looking forward to hearing from you :)

  28. Just received my grains today and the first batch is already brewing…… can’t wait…. Thanks Zoe

  29. Zoe tx again for all your advices! and i would like you to know that my grains finally are in a great state. This begun by givin’ them really less food. I ve found that molasses is too strong and i give them just a small small small amount. Then white raw cane sugar and a small small amount ov mascobado^^
    Tx again dear Zoe and congratz for your activity. let people to know how amazing is a natural raw diet!

  30. Hi Zoe,

    Thank you so much for our blog, video and everything else. I received my Kefir grains last week and have already done 3 batches. I follow your recommendation on using the dried fruits however I found out that I prefer to make simple Kefir water that I flavor once bottled.
    I have been using strawberry and it tasted delicious and have another one in the fridge with apple and strawberry.

    Can I keep the Kefir water WITH the grain in the fridge? I am going away for 2 days and do not want to find a Kefir vinegar upon my return. Will that kill the grain or will it simply slow down the process? Maybe you have a better recommendation.

    Thanks.

  31. Hi I have been doing milk Kefir for a Month now but i desperatly want to get into water Kefir. Pleaswe put me on your waiting list Zoe

  32. hello, my name is biji, i am using the “yogy mushroom” and i am really helty thank to that but i have an uncl that having “aids” and i wanted to give him some of my mushroom but i asked my irdiolog about it and he told me that it is not good for aids but ther is another mushroom that sute the aids mor, the kerit watter, so i got into that in the internet and i got to you, the only problem is that i live in israel, can you hellp??

  33. I am very interested in purchasing kefir grains from,you I have sent an email to you, looking forward to hearing from you.

  34. Hi,
    If you’re in Australia & want Water Kefir grains, I can send you some.

    Email me- gamgo ~AT~ optusnet~DOT~ com~DO~ au
    change the thingies.

  35. I live in Athens Greece. How can I get some

    water-kefir grains please?

    Your answer will oblige.

    Thank you,

    Christine

  36. Christine, unfortunately I do not ship overseas. The grains are living and will not survive the long journey. Try searching for dehydrated grains.

  37. Zoe I have water Kefier grains from a friend if they are not growing is that mean they are not any good anymore? As well I have used raw sugar and organic brown sugar and the grain are brown in color even after rinsing them is that normal.look forward to your reply thank you

  38. Hi Zeo,
    I came to know ablout water kefir from my 80 old mom, I want to start making it but I want to have a starter kit from you, I stay in Singapore how can I purchase them on line
    thanks
    Wilfred Tang

  39. Sorry forgot the ones .tryed to e-mail. Wouldn’t go threw.

  40. Hi Zoe..

    Thank you for all of your information and knowledge…
    I want to purchase the complete starter kit for water kefir.. I think I am not emailing you properly.. I have tried greenmomzoe@gmail.com and I don’t think you are receiving it.. what is the best way to order?
    Once again, thank you for all you do ~tina

  41. Hi Tina. Thank you for placing your order and enjoy your kefir making. :-)

  42. Hi Zoe:
    Thank you so much for your informative blog and videos; you definitely took a lot of the mystery out of water kefir.

    I would like to order the Complete Kefir Set and and additional Glass Water Pitcher with airtight lid.

    Please email me for payment and shipping information.

    Thanks so much!

  43. Janice, I have just emailed you back your order details. Thank you.

  44. Hi Zoe! My question is, what can I do with the figs and apricots after I make a pitcher of kefir? Can I use them a second time around? Are they ok to eat? What is your opinion? Thanks. :)

  45. I would like to make almond yogurt with water kefir, could it be done? If i add some sucanat would it help feed the grains?

  46. How long does your 4 TB Kefir grain last. First time learning about Kefir.
    Also,is palm sugar a necessity?
    Another question, may I use honey instead of sugar or does it not work well?
    Lastly, I have a strainer that is metal with plastic around it. Does it have to be all plastic? Thank you so much for answering my questions.

  47. Lynnette, I just trow out the used dried fruit. Bu I know some people eat it or add it to their smoothies. You can try and see if you like that.

  48. Virginia, I have never tried it so let me know how it turns out if you do.

  49. The grains will last as long as you take good care of them. Though it’s different with everyone. If they die on you, you either got inactive grains or something happened that “killed” them along the way.

    Palm sugar is necessary for adding additional minerals to the water. Cane sugar is too processed and has little nutrition for the grains to thrive. That’s why you add the palm sugar and the organic fruit.

    NEVER USE HONEY! It’s antibacterial properties will KILL your grains, which are bacteria!

    Only use plastic and wooden utensils with handling the grains. They should not touch any metal.

  50. I am thinking of ordering grains for kefir water but I have candida. I’m concerned that the sugar will feed the candida and maybe cause more harm for me than good. Can you help me with this concern:) Also, I live in OH. Will the heat during mailing ruin the grains? Where do you live?

  51. Can you drink Kefir water when you are pregnant?

  52. Hello Zoe ! Our family has enjoyed watching your videos on water kefir. They are very infomative.

    I would like to order a complete set, with three pitchers with the seal tight lids for both of my brothers to do along with me in the kitchen.

    Can you let me know how much it would be for one complete set, 2 additional pitchers, and extra grains for them as well ?

    Also, what kinds of fruit combinations would work really well together ?

    Thank you for all your help !

    Sincerely,

    Meagen
    PS: Shipping would be to
    PO BOX 762
    Mammoth, Arizona
    85618

  53. Hi Zoe, I purchased my first grains this week and have started a batch. I am currently pregnant and was wondering if this is ok for me to be drinking while pregnant. I have heard both sides so far and wanted another opinion. Thanks.

  54. Found a waternkefir pancake recipe at http://www.royalkefir.com
    Thanks zoe

  55. Hello,

    Just curious how much it would cost to post to Brisbane, Australia.

  56. Hi Zoe,

    I am a raw dessert chef and just opened a dessert shop in Seattle,Wa.
    I have to taste so many desserts before they go out and also the stress of opening a new business has brought on a candida situation for me. I am excited to try your water Kefir to keep this at bay. It was recommended from my friend Carrie Brooks.

    I would like the basic Kefir set plus a plastic strainer. I assume the coconut sugar I use in my desserts is what you are referring to for coconut palm sugar?

    Thank you,

    Jodee Capo
    Jodee’s Desserts

  57. does the 6 to 10 day shipping time to canada have an effect on the grains

  58. Hello Zoe,

    I really like the square containers that you have in your video. Where did you get them from?

    Thanks

    Pete

  59. Hi Pete.

    You can purchase the glass pitchers directly through me. They are $12 plus shipping/handling. If you are interested, please email me at greenmomzoe@gmail.com.

    Thank you.

  60. No, it does not. I have shipped my grains to many people in Canada with success. Feel free to email me at greenmomzoe@gmail.com if you’d like to place an order. Thank you.

  61. I received the grains last night and quickly followed your tutorial. I’m really excited to try this! In this big city of Houston, I could not find any grains! I’m thankful to have found your videos and new business. ‘You’ made me want to purchase from Rawbundant over any other internet offers!
    Thank you again!

  62. Hello zoe,do you have milk kefir grains?

  63. If you want Water Kefir grains & you’re in Australia, email me
    gamgo (AT)optusnet (DOT)com (DOT)au
    replace caps.

  64. Hi zoe,I am very interested in buy living water kefir grains.the set of basic.do you accept personal check,

  65. No, I do not. However, I did email you how to purchase the water kefir grains.

  66. I would love to order some water kefir grains. please email the info. :)

  67. Hi Zoe,
    I wanted to know if Kefir is vegan or not. I was reading that kefir is derived from an animal and that water kefir is just non vegan kefir treated with waters and sugars. Is this true? Do you have any knowledge of this? I am interested in using this as a probiotic but I do not consume any type of animal products.

  68. While the exact origin of water kefir culture is unknown, it’s believed to be vegan and safe for vegan consumption. Unless you are using the grains to ferment dairy, there is no way they could contain any animal by-product. Many vegans consumer water kefir without any issues.

  69. hi zoe, appreciating your video on water kefir. i was curious about palm sugar, and found this info warning that coconut palm sugar is NOT a sustainable product and threatens production of important coconut oils. wondering if you are aware of this? any other info?

    http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/coconut_palm_sugar.htm

    curiously,
    kendra

  70. i would like to order. order one basic kefir set and a strainer. email me with further info on payment and shipping. really exited to get started!

  71. My kefir grains are about 2 months old and now look like a white mush. They don’t seem to be reproducing. They used to be grainy and formed. They still ferment, but is there a way to revive them? I have been following all your advice and cautions.

  72. Hi Zoe! I was wondering how much water your glass pitcher with plastic lid holds?

  73. hi Zoe,

    Great site and excellent video tutorials, keep up the good job.

    I make Coconut Water Kefir daily and I love it.

    If anyone from Singapore, Malaysia or Thailand who would like to have Water Kefir Grains or Milk Kefir Grains, you may email Joy at kefirbaby @ yahoo.com

    Her grains are great :)

  74. Hi, thanks for all your great info! I am just getting started on making water kefir and am wondering if the organic cane sugar you recommend is different from organic turbinado raw cane sugar? I want to be sure to buy the right kind of sugar!

  75. Your blog is great! Here is an idea, – make some beer kefir! Just boil up the hops, grains and make the wort with some malt, add the kefir and it’s yummy beer! Just in time for football!

  76. Should Water Kefir be taken if someone has Lupus?

  77. Hi, Zoe, I just received my kefir grains and am anxious to start making kifer drinks. Can I use agava necter for the sugar? Lois
    ( young.lois97@gmail.com)

  78. Lois, no, don’t. The grains need cane sugar for the majority and a high mineral sugar for the supplemental one. Use coconut palm sugar, Sucanat or raw sugar for the supplemental.

  79. I am not sure on that one. You may want to check with your doctor first.

  80. It holds a quart or 4 cups.

  81. Zoe,
    I purchased the whole set- I need the grain replaced as I wrote and got no reply. Could you just replace the grains so I can try again. I have jars, all the equipment, and the starter kit from your site. I want to try all over and get it to make new grains. right now it seems to not be fermenting. I asked for new grains but no one responded. I need help please. I am willing to start all over and try again but I need new grains.

  82. What a wonderful wealth of great information! Thanks, Zoe. Please visit my blog, http://www.dietproofyourlife.wordpress.com

  83. Hi Zoe, could you please tell me if I can add molasses to kefir? Thank you.

  84. Yes, you may but use it as the supplemental sweetener and not the main sugar. The ratio should be 1/4 of the total sugar added.

  85. I’m ready to take the plunge and order. I’m going to just get the entire set…my question is about sugar. My son is autistic and dairy free so milk is out so were going with water kefir. I also can’t give him sugar or artificial due to severe yeast. Can I use organic?

  86. Tracy, I emailed you back on how to place your order. Yes, you can use organic cane sugar. In fact, that’s how I raise mine.

  87. Hi! I’m ready to order the basic kit, as well, but the email address doesn’t seem to be working! Is there a link?

  88. The email should be greenmomzoe@gmail.com. I will email you and let me know if you got it.

  89. Hello,
    I’ve had my kefir grains since last year and it’s not doing well. I’ve tried feeding it with organic molasses with white sugar but that didn’t work very well. I’ve rested it for a few days and it’s not multiplying. I started out with more than 5 jars and now only one at best?

    Please help.. don’t know what to do :(

  90. Zoe, I’m starting to panic! My newly received grains aren’t fermenting. :( I know you said the freezing weather wouldn’t affect shipping, but they’re just not working. I’m doing everything exactly as the videos show. Maybe they’re in shock or something? Any suggestions? Thanks! :)

  91. Hi Zoe, I started my first batch of water keifer (grains I got from a friend) and I found your video. Thank you for posting about this. I’m looking for the pitcher you use. I found one that looks like it’s the same on Amazon, but a lot of people are complaining about the lid. Anyway, I’d love to get get one. Please let me know. Thanks so much!!!!
    Stephanie

  92. Help! I still can’t get my new grains to ferment.

  93. Greta, there could be an array of factors that may affect how well your grains reproduce. Let me first say that all kefir grains I sell are in perpetual fermentation state, meaning they are healthy, happy and consistently multiplying. The likelihood of them being “not good” is very small.

    From time to time I get emails from customers who do not seem to be able to get successful results making water kefir. Here are some possible reasons:

    – temperature of the room. if too cold, it would take much longer for the kefir to ferment.
    – longevity of fermentation. you want them to be sitting and fermenting for at least 24 hours.
    – the ratio of water and sugar to grains. it should be 1-1-1. if too much sugar or water, the kefir will ferment at different rate.
    – and of course, the grains are living culture and may take some time to readjust after being in transit.

    In any case, please refer to my manual for detailed instructions on how to care for your water kefir.

  94. Hi Zoe,

    I live in Jamaica (in the Caribbean) and would like to purchase a
    Basic Kefir Set, Additional set of grains & Kefir Grains “Food” Set.
    Please send me the total cost (including shipping cost) for these.

    Thanks in advance,,,

  95. Hi Zoe, my mom gave me a batch of kefir about a month ago. All we were doing it washing it in tap water, putting some water in a glass jar and adding some light brown sugar (no exact amount) and letting it sit for 24 hours. It was fermenting but the water still tasted pretty sweet in my opinion. Anyhow, I would put the water in the fridge and drink within a day. I rinsed “my babies” in tap water and repeated the process. I used metal spoon but plastic strainer. Everyday it seemed that I would at least get another tablespoon of kefir. I kept all the kefir together and just added more water and sugar as the kefir grew. Just a few days ago I noticed that it stopped growing and that it is starting to kind of break apart. It is starting to taste flat. Are they dead? Can they be revived? What can I do to revive them so that I can start following your advice. Thanks. Sabrina M.

  96. Is it possible for mold to form if the water kefir is left on the counter too long? Will this kill the kefir? Is there any way to revive them?
    Thanks

  97. Hi Zoe, I wld like to purchase some water kefir grains from you. This is the first time trying out after watching your video. Kindly email me the estimated cost shipping it to Singapore (basic kefir set). Thank you n hope to hear from you real soon.rgds

  98. they grow so fast, i have to much, what to do with my extra kefir?

  99. It is. You will most definitely kill the grains if you let them go unchanged for long time.

  100. Have emailed and processed your order already. :-)

  101. Share them with friends and family. :-)

  102. Oh my gosh Zoe I’m so thrilled I found your site!!! Thank you YouTube!!!!
    You’re about to change my lifestyle!!!! To a healthier, better me!!

    So great to follow you….

  103. Hi Zoe, thank you for your water kefir! I have couple questions about it. My grains does not multiply, and they changed in color, turned yellow, but when you sent them to me they were white and good looking. What I’m doing wrong? I use filtered water and organic sugar only but don’t understant what happened to them? They produce good kefir though. i’m just wondering if they not o’k and what is my mistake? Thank you!

  104. Sorry, one more thing. All grains used to be big in size ( all of them), but now only few of them stiil big but others are small :-( Thank you again Hope you’ll fine out what happened.

  105. Hi Zoe, I like your videos and you relaxed approach to teaching.
    I just wanted to ask if you ship Kefir grains to the UK? I would love to start growing and sharing what looks like a wonderful product.
    All the very best,
    JohnMac

  106. Ready to try this, should I order by emailing you or from tab above?

  107. Thank you any way!

  108. Hi Zoe Really enjoyed your YouTube presentations. I would like to buy the water Kefir starter kit. Hope to hear from you Thanks

  109. Hi Zoe, I just found you and am so glad I have! I’d like to be placed on the waiting list for your kefir grains set. Thanks most kindly!

  110. My kefir grains after two monts or so stop gfowing i still make good water but i can’t
    Shair anymore

  111. I received my kefir grains last week (I think) and am on my 4th batch. I have been letting them ferment for the full 48 hours, then I remove the grains, add the fresh fruit and put the water kefir in the refrigerator. I really like the full 48 fermentation because it’s not so sweet. I was wondering if I could leave the water kefir on the counter for the 3rd day that I add the fresh fruit or should I put it in the refrigerator like I have been doing. Would being out of the refrigerator with the fresh fruit be more efficient in infusing the flavors or does it matter?

    Thanks so much and I am sooooo happy with my grains!

  112. All of your videos and sites are a great help to so many people. And you kefir prices are very reasonable compared to the few I’ve found. I remember you said NOT to use tap water, but what do you mean that we would kill the grains if we let them go unchanged for long time. Does that mean we store them drained in the fridge? that if not stored in liquid, do they go dormant? Thank you for your time. :) I’m ordering 2 sets right now. :)

  113. Just want to check before I order that the kefir grains are grown/processed in a gluten free facility? thanks!

  114. Hi there, I’m living in Toronto Ontario, and I really would love to start using water kefir for fermenting my coconut water, but it is near impossible to purchase them here. I would love to order them from you, if that’s possible. I look forward to hearing from you, and I plan on watching your videos intensively. Thanks for all the information you provide. Sincerely, Mary.

  115. Chlorine in tap water will kill grains….

  116. Hi Zoe, thank you for your water kefir! I have couple questions about it. My grains does not multiply, and they changed in color, turned yellow, but when you sent them to me they were white and good looking. What I’m doing wrong? I use filtered water and organic sugar only but don’t understant what happened to them? They produce good kefir though. i’m just wondering if they not o’k and what is my mistake? All grains used to be big in size ( all of them), but now only few of them stiil big but others are small . Thank you!

  117. Zoe, how can I purchase tight-lidded glass jars with handles like the ones in your second video?

  118. Do you know anyone using Kangen water for their Keifir?

  119. Hi Zoe, I ordered my water kefir grains today and can’t wait to get started. So GLAD I found your youtube video and your home page.

  120. I am interested in ordering for the first time. Do you recommend the starter kit?

  121. Very happy to have found your site! Your videos, pictures and information is very efficient and thorough. Thank you so much!

  122. where do i get the jars with the lids that have a option of air vents..on you water kefir video..

  123. hey zoe i like your youtube videos verry helpfull, i just recently got some water grains, they are doing great but i cant wait to share. idealy i’d like to have a large amount say a full quart worth; i have a lot of friends to share with. how long would it take to grow a colony that would yeald me a quart worth of grains. thank you

  124. thank you so much for your site. my soon to be three year old has been getting one cold after another and I am hoping some good baterias will help her boost her immune system. What is the shelf life of water kifer?

  125. Zoe, I saw your tube video on water Kefir, and would like to order some grains. Can you send me price list via email. Thanks so much. TC.

  126. Hi Todd. I just sent you an invoice. Let me know if you have problem getting it.

  127. Manda, the kefir grains may have indefinite life as long as you take good care of them. As for the prepared kefir water, store int eh fridge and consume within 5 days. It gets too acidic as time goes by.

  128. Renee, you can order by emailing me at greenmomzoe@gmail.com. I recommend the Complete Kefir Set for first timers as it has all the supplies that you need.

  129. Mary, I ship my grains to all US states and Canada. Just email me at greenmomzoe@gmail.com to place your order.

  130. Kathleen, the water kefir grains are not “processed” in a facility. They are grown in a loving vegan family home. While we are not 100% gluten free the grains are not in contact or near any gluten. We have customers who are on gluten free diets and they don’t have problem with our grains.

  131. Leanna, if you’d like to order the kefir grains please email me at greenmomzoe@gmail.com

  132. Yes, to place an order just email me at greenmomzoe@gmail.com

  133. JohnMac, unfortunately I only supply US and Canada. Try to look for a local source.

  134. Hi Zoe, Please add me to your waiting list of kefir grains. Please send me a price list as well. Thanks. ceotness@gmail.com

  135. Hello Car. The kefir grains are available to ship right away. All prices and packages are listed at my STORE tab. Just click on it and let me know what you’d like to order. Email to greenmomzoe@gmail.com.

  136. No one will believe this… I was making the water kefir pretty regularly for about 6 or 7 months and then I stopped at the last batch. That was at least 9 months ago. I left the batch on the bottom of my bakers rack with the paper towel over it – I guess you could say I forgot about it! I wanted to start making it again and thought about ordering more from Zoe, but I wanted to give them a chance to revive first. I rinsed the grains. The water was REAL sour. I did add a few Tbsp. of the sour water to the new batch. They took 3 days to revive and I’m back to making kefir water again! It’s just as it was before. I also do a second ferment in smaller jars and set them on the counter for a couple more days then tighten the lid and put them in the frig.

  137. nd I want to send some grains to my sister in law back east. What is the best way to package the grains to mail them safely?
    Thanks again for all you do. Marlene H.

  138. Thanks for the videos!!! Have you had success with the 1 liter jars with the twist to seal lids that you use for the second fermentation in your video? I just bought one to try and was concerned the lid may blow off from the carbonation or it wouldn’t seal enough to build up carbonation. I like the wide opening for ease of cleaning vs. swing top styles.

  139. my kefir water turned out great!!!! thanks yum! :-)

  140. R. that is awesome you were able to revive your grains. I left mine in the fridge for about 3 months with no sugar water. They did have a little tiny bit of the fermented kefir water from the last batch I took them out of. I thought I was going to have to order more from Zoe, but I didnt they looked just as I had remembered them and smelled the same. :-)

  141. How do I know when the Keifer grains are dead?

  142. I did kefir water while I was visiting my family in Utah. My mom gave me some grains to bring home to northern california. Utah is about a 20 degrees difference. My house gets to about 67 almost 12 hours out of a 24 hour day. I am worried about my grains. I am feeding them with sugar and at the end of 24 hours there is still sugar at the bottom of the bottle. I am not sure if that is normal or not. My grains do not seem like they are growing at all. I was wondering if I can do more for the grains? what is the temp suppose to be for the grains to work the greatest? My mom’s grains were growing so fast that she would have to split them like every 4 days.

  143. When they become really tiny an/or stop fermenting the water.

  144. Hi
    I have a white film forming on top of my water kefir, what is it?
    thanks,

  145. I just started doing Kefir and would like to know the precise to save some in the refrigerator. Do you add anything to the kefir when you what to save it.

  146. I bought the water grains from you and am loving them! Can I use honey instead of sugar?
    I have experimented with peach and fresh ginger- It was great!
    I already enjoy using great organic, US made products and this is a great addition.
    Leslie

  147. DO NOT USE HONEY to ferment water kefir. Honey is anti-bacteria and water kefir is – well, bacteria! That will surely kill them.

  148. Made my first batch (48 hours) and it tasted yummy! I then took that finished kefir water and am doing the strawberry/lemon for the next 24 hours. My only question is my finished product at 48 hours is darker than yours looks on the video and the grains are not pure white anymore either; is this normal?

  149. Grains can get stained by the color of the sugar. The darker the sugar the darker the grains. However, you do NOT use the grains when doing the second fermentation with the fruit infusion. That’s only the kefir water.

  150. Yes, I removed the grains before I did the second fermentation! My grains have doubled and I shared them with my daughter; now she can begin enjoying the tasty drink! Thanks Zoe!

  151. Zoe, I received my grains today and when I reviewed your video it implied that I had to do a first step with the grains before making flavored water. Can you direct me to the instructions needed to do when I first open my grain package. Thank You, Monty

  152. Monty, the manual has been emailed.

  153. How would you freeze grains?

  154. Lore, you can freeze them in a container by themselves. However, that’s not the best way to store them as they sometimes don’t come back as viable as they used to be. I suggest storing in a jar with water in the fridge instead.

  155. Hi Zoe I have a question. Are Water Kefir Grains different then milk kefir grains? I am asking since I make large use of milk kefir for years and I wanted to start also with water kefir. So I was just wandering if it is the same culture for both use or a different one.
    thanks a lot
    Michael

  156. Michael, the question is answered in my blog on What is Water Kefir and How to Make It. Please search and you’ll find it here.

  157. Hi Zoe, thank you so much for your guidance on kefir. I’m using kefir in England am really enjoying it, but I’d like to know the calorific value of 100ml of kefir. Do you have that information or can you point me in the right direction, please? Kind regards Sharon

  158. While making my grains, the fig never rose to the top of the jar. Also the final kefir water was still sweet. I gave it a few tries, changing out the water and following the steps. My grains are no longer round pearls, they are jagged and not shaped, so I think they are not working. I may have used the wrong kind of sugar? (white sugar with natural turbinado sugar; product of Columbia). Also do I put a lid on the jar after activation, or continue to use paper towel as lid? Also the temperature in my apartment became fall temperature, so maybe it was a bit too cold to create any results?
    Please advise.
    Thanks
    Ellie


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