Sunday, June 3, 2012

Water Kefir Tribbles

Captain Kirk with Tribbles
If you are not a Star Trek fan, this analogy will be totally lost on you.  So sorry.

Last week, I purchased 1/4 C of live water kefir grains.  When I received them in the mail, I immediately dissolved 1/4 C turbinado in some warm filtered water in a quart jar and topped that off with more cool filtered water to give me just shy of 4 cups of lukewarm sweetened water.  I anxiously added my water kefir grains to that, covered with a sprouting lid (you could use cheese cloth or a clean dish towel) and set it on my counter top.  Every two days, I would strain off my grains leaving behind my water kefir...which I'm really starting to love, by the way, and I promise to post more on that soon.

Anywho, in the 6 days I have had my water kefir grains, this is how much I have right now.  (And remember, I started with 1/4 cup...)

This could get interesting in a real hurry...


  1. You can always ingest them, one gal suggests no more than a Tbl. spoon a day to start. You can blend them into smoothies or eat them straight. Serious pro-biotic action...

  2. This stuff grows like mad. Besides I love Star Trek!