About This Product
Special Note: We have this Kefir Culture in the Yogurt section, since after testing, it has similar flavor profile to a mild yogurt.
Making this type of Kefir using a Dry Kefir Culture is easier and takes less time compared to using Fresh Kefir Grains. Great alternative if you don't have the time or inclination to cultivate Kefir Grains. The Dry Kefir Culture will make a very smooth Kefir product if you strain it for a few hours using one of our reusable straining bags** (small bag for 1/2-1 gal. of milk or medium bag for 1-5 gallons of milk), though it will be different than Kefir made using actual Kefir grains. The packet directions state to use the entire packet for 1-2L (1/2 gal.) of milk. I’ve had great success using 1/8 tsp.(.61ml) and allow the culture to ferment at 90-110F(32-43c) for 12 hours. Then it will be ready to eat or strain to expel some of the whey to make The Most smoothest Kefir you will ever have. You can use some of this Kefir to make more by using a ratio of 9 parts milk to one part Kefir. Heat milk to 180f (82c) & hold for 2-5 minutes. Cool milk to 68-77f (20-25c) & add the contents to 1-2 liters(1/2 gal.) of milk. Stir well and hold at 72-74f for 16.-18 hours. Refrigerate. Store culture in freezer. Can be re-cultured. To make the culture go further, use 1/3-1/2 of one packet to 1-2 liters(1/2 gal.) of milk.
Note from TheCheeseMaker: We followed the same recipe as our yogurt recipe and had great results after straining through our reusable small straining bag**. This expels some of the whey and really smooths out the Kefir which I found tasted more like a mild Yogurt. It was delicious, not at all how I expected (more sourness like a Kefir made from Grains) it to be. Kefir made from Kefir Grains tend to be a bit more sour and has a more complex flavor profile.
**Cheese cloth has holes too large for proper straining of Yogurt and this Kefir product. Using a straining bag with very fine holes will allow the whey to expel without letting any of the product go down the drain.
(10 gram packet) (freeze-dried direct set/DVI-Direct Vat Inoculation) Purchase four packets or more, save $1.00 on each packet.
Gluten and soy free. No preservatives, no color added. 100% natural ingredients.
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