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FromZwolle

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Does anyone have a trustworthy source for water kefir grains? I've seen some ebay and amazon listings, but 😒, :no:.

I converted some milk grains to juice several years ago and really enjoyed the effervescent fizzy juice i made with it, but the grains had a shelf life, as they wouldn't grow any and indeed seemed to shrink and disintegrate slowly over time.
 

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The two sources I've found that *seem* reputable (standard disclaimer: I yet to order from either): on the east coast, The Happy Herbalist; on the west coast, KombuchaKamp.

Please, if you order from either, let us know what you think...

Mike
 

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I've ordered a few times from Florida Sun Kefir off of Amazon and had good results with both the live and dry cultures. I even let them sit a few months without feeding and they were still viable.
 
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I've ordered a few times from Florida Sun Kefir off of Amazon and had good results with both the live and dry cultures. I even let them sit a few months without feeding and they were still viable.
ended up ordering from these guys.

half dozen batches and still goin strong.

i even neglected the grains in my fridge for a week or more after they arrived. didn't seem to have any effect on them.
 
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i hate it when folks never update when they have new information.

dozens of batches in, and still goin strong!

i'll post some pics and a general process when i have good enough light for a decent shot.
 
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