Milk Kefir - a short "how-to" video
This short "refresher" video shows how you process your daily kefir -ed milk.
- Gently 'push' the kefir-ed milk through a sieve, to allow the milk to fall through.
- Transfer the remaining kefir "grains" to a new glass storage container, and refresh with your desired animal milk.
- Drink the remaining kefired-milk as it is, or use it as the base for your favourite smoothie!
A little background... (from Wild Fermentation by Sandor Katz)
"Though kefir has traditionally been used to culture milk, the grains themselves are not animal products. They are communities of yeast and bacteria bound in a gelatinous mass chemically described as a polysaccharide. These grains can be rinsed and soaked in water, then switched to other nutritive liquids. You can kefir fruit or vegetable juice, or water with any sweetener you like, or rice milk, soy milk, or nut milk. <...> Whatever the medium, the grains seem to transform it,, though they do not rapidly multiply as they do in milk. The process is exactly the same as kefiring milk, ..."