Kefir is a fermented and cultured beverage. As far as taste goes, it tastes a lot like a yogurt drink. What makes Kefir so great to have on hand is that it is nutrient dense. It has plenty of B vitamins, potassium, calcium and protein. Not to mention, like yogurt, the probiotics are important. They help improve the healthy bacteria ratio in your gastrointestinal tract. While you can use dairy milk to produce Kefir, you can also choose non-dairy options like coconut milk which makes a lovely smooth Kefir.
Most of the time, Kefir will ferment at room temperature. However, in the winter, it may be too cold for it to heat properly. The milk produced is creamy and tart but where Kefir is different is that it is a lot thinner than yogurt. So, what do you need to make the best Kefir? Kefir grains are the key. We cultivate our own Kefir grains using organic milk (homogenized). It's a daily ordeal, feeding them milk so they grow and multiply. They also grow larger through multiple feedings.
Our fresh organically grown Kefir grains produce a full flavor profile to create authentic fresh Kefir. When you have Kefir grains, expect them to propagate or to produce more grain. Dehydrated Kefir grains will produce Kefir, but it won't include many of the healthy bacteria and yeast that is produced using fresh Kefir grains. And, dehydrated Kefir grains may not multiply. Our fresh Kefir grains are harvested on the day that you make your order. Feeding our grains daily with a little milk will allow them to multiply, doubling in volume every ten days or so.
In order to maintain a warm temperature in your Kefir vessel, you should consider fermentation heater belts. These belts will help keep your Kefir grains warm, especially when the colder months arrive. Now that you know where to buy Kefir grains, there’s no reason not to have the freshest Kefir grains possible.
Use the proper strainer to collect all the Kefir grains, especially the baby grains which can fall through some strainers. Our stainless steel strainers are double mesh and their holes are about 1/32nd inch.
Includes 35-38 grams, approximately 2 Tbsp of fresh grains.
- Made fresh each week
- Freeze for later use
- Rubber band and cheese cloth included
- Directions included
Our Fresh Organically Grown Kefir Grains include approximately 2-3 tbsp./35-38 grams of fresh Kefir grains, and instructions on how to care, maintain and propagate your fresh milk Kefir grains. Our Kefir grains are propagated using only the highest quality fresh local pasteurized cow milk. Some suppliers sell dehydrated Kefir grains which do not work as well as fresh grains. Our Kefir grains are made fresh each week and harvested the day of your order. Fresh Kefir grains will produce a full flavor profile, making authentic Kefir. Fresh Kefir grains will propagate, producing more grain, doubling about every ten days, depending on ambient room temperature. Working with real Kefir grains is easy. Freeze your extra grains for later use or give away to others.
Purchase one or both of our Fermentation Heater Belts** at a nice discount to maintain a warmer temperature in your Kefir making vessel, very useful during the colder winter months. **Use our Heater Belt once you start fermenting at least 1/2 gallon or more of milk. Do not allow your fermentation vessel to overheat. Position the heater belt above the Kefir grains/milk so you maintain a temperature of approximately 70-80f. Higher temps produce smaller grains.
Real Kefir grains will produce a full flavor profile, making authentic Kefir. These Kefir grains will propagate, producing more grains. Working with real Kefir grains is easy. A few minutes each day will make the process simple and produce a superior product. Healthy and probiotic, Kefir is an excellent supplement to your diet. A rubber band and cheese cloth is included. Directions included to convert milk Kefir grains to water Kefir grains.
Purchase an additional package of Fresh Kefir Grains for only $12.00. Your order of fresh Kefir grains are harvested the day of order to insure their vitality. They are never dehydrated. Dehydrated Kefir grains do not multiply and do not contain as much bacteria and yeast as fresh grains.
Our Kefir grains, which originally came from eastern Europe** contain loads of healthy bacteria and yeast, including many of the following. Some time ago we had our grains tested by a pathologist friend who confirmed there were at least 40+ different bacteria and yeast present. **We've been propagating these same grains for years. The grains are our babies and we take great care of them.
Lactobacillus acidophilus|, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. delbrueckii, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. lactis, Lactobacillus helveticus, Lactobacillus keﬁranofaciens subsp. keﬁranofaciens, Lactobacillus keﬁri, Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus sake, Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris, Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis, Lactococcus lactis, Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. cremoris, Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. dextranicum, Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. mesenteroides, Pseudomonas, Pseudomonas fluorescens, Pseudomonas putida, Streptococcus thermophilus
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Very Happy !
Posted by L. Magill on 9th Mar 2019
I live I Hawaii so I was worried about the Kefir Grains dying in transport. Steve worked out the best day to ship and made sure to cold pack them for me. They did survive the trip. Steve is also extremely helpful with the questions I later had about raising and storage of my grains. Very Happy.
Posted by Laura on 1st Jan 2019
I had a batch of kefir that I had kept going for 3 years. Then life intervened, and I killed it. I tried the freeze dried grains from snotber supplier - no go, and got my money back. Got a restart of my strain from a friend, but it was yeast contaminated. Oops - I use my kefir not only for smoothies, but to culture my cheese - can’t have yeast in it. Ordered Steve’s, they came quickly, and as advertised, they are plump, happy grains. The doubled size in under a week once they were up and running (per instructions included). I highly recommend these to anyone wanting high quality kefir grains.
Very happy with the product
Posted by Irina on 4th Sep 2018
I was looking to buy kefir grains for many months. I could not find them anywhere. I was very happy to see this product on your website. It works great and the instructions are very good and when I had a question I was able to contact you and get the answer. The kefir is very good for the digestive system that I was able to make from your product. Thank you very much.
Posted by Ann on 23rd Aug 2018
I was very pleased with the kefir grains I purchased a few weeks ago. They were moist and fresh, also packaged well and speedily delivered with very clear instructions for use. They’ve worked well as I continue to experiment ....so simple compared to yogurt-making! Thanks Steve.
Posted by Betty Heird on 20th Aug 2018
Just getting used to kefir. The taste is great. The grains got here in good condition and acclimated quickly. They have multiplied quickly I have already saved some for backup and tried eating extra grains.