How to Brew Water Kefir (a quick tutorial) Reminiscent of lemonade, yet milder and less acidic, water kefir or tibicos is a traditional fermented drink. Like most fermented foods and beverages, water kefir is rich in beneficial bacteria and food enzymes.
Water Kefir Makes 1 quart Unlike milk kefir grains, water kefir grains sink to the bottom. So although this is a process of anaerobic (airless) fermentation, you don’t really need a sealing container. I like to use a container that seals because it makes the final product fizzier, like a pro-biotic pop, even if I don’t do secondary fermentation. When you put your kefir in a sealed container, you definitely want to leave a few inches of space at the top.
Try to understand your kefir. If you pay really close attention, the billions of organisms will transform your food and then transform you. Is your kefir separating into whey and curds? Is your kefir thin and runny? Most of the time this is because it is over fermenting and you need to add more milk [...]