Kefir grains, milk

August 11, 2015
How to Convert Milk Kefir Grains to Water Kefir Grains

Before You Get Started:

  • Make sure your milk kefir grains are fully activated! Milk kefir grains must be rehydrated and fully active before being converted to water kefir grains.
  • Keep in mind that the conversion is a complicated process that often fails even if all the right steps are taken. It is possible that the grains will be lost in the process, thus it is a good idea to have a set of back-up grains should you decide to attempt this conversion.
  • Also, remember that once the grains have been converted, they cannot be changed back.

How to Convert Milk Kefir Grains:

  1. Dissolve ¼ cup sugar in 1 quart of water. Add ⅛ teaspoon unrefined sea salt. If using white or refined sugar, optionally add ½ teaspoon molasses, as well.
  2. Add active milk kefir grains to the sugar-water solution.
  3. Ferment for 4-5 days at room temperature.
  4. Separate the grains from the sugar water and Add them to a fresh batch of sugar water. Ferment at room temperature for 12-24 hours less than the previous batch.
  5. Repeat step 4, shortening the brew time by 12-24 hours each batch, until the culturing period is 48 hours or less.
  6. At this point, the grains have been converted into water kefir grains. Continue culturing for 24-48 hours per batch.
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