This is the start of the coconut water kefir! I got the water kefir grains yesterday from a naturopath and put the brew on this morning at around 10:30 am. I have done a batch of coconut water kefir (on the right – 3 cups organic coconut water and 1/2 cup water kefir grains) to test how that turns out. Personally, I think this smells really good! I can’t wait to try it with the cherry flavour!
However, on the left is just plain water kefir (3 tbsp organic cane sugar, fair trade, 2 cups distilled water[very important to use dilstilled], and 1/4 cup of water kefir grains. I have put this batch in just sugar water for the purpose of reproducing them so we have more to work with once the base batch of coconut water is done. Then, next time, we will be able to do more batches. Water kefir grains do not really reproduce in coconut water, so it is important that they are hydrated before use.
These batches should be done by Sunday morning at 1030. When that time comes I will change the kefir grain sugar water to make sure they don’t starve. I’ll update you guys later on to let you know how it goes!
Good luck with your persona reports by the way!