|Here's my little Kefir factory!|
The Kefir grains are growing larger each batch, so I hope, in time, I should have enough to make a quart. At very least, soon I hope to have enough to make a 17 Day Diet Kefir Smoothie!
I'll keep you posted!
Finally today, I have Kefir that I can drink! It wasn't much...approximately 1/2 cup but I made a smoothie out of it plus some store-bought Kefir I had in the fridge, and it tasted good.
A little note...the third batch ended up being more curds and murky liquid and I was about to give up on this whole idea. However, I realized that I hadn't rinsed off the Kefir grains enough and had transferred quite a bit of curd along with it. To be honest, I wasn't clear on how to tell the Kefir grains from the curd until last night. So, to clarify, the kefir grains become larger and are off-white, spongey lumps. I used up half a bottle of spring water rinsing them off before I made last night's batch. Tonight, I had only the tiniest bit of curd and the liquid I strained off was good, creamy Kefir!
If you have questions, let me know. I now have renewed faith about this working! :)