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Can anyone spare water kefir grains?

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 

Hi everyone-

I'm actually not even sure if water kefir grains multiply like the milk ones do. I've never done water ones but I really want to and I can't bring myself to pay that much on CFH for grains. Does anyone have any that they can share for shipping or a low price?

Also, any tips on getting started that I should know would be much appreciated. I am getting some flip top bottles to bottle them in, so that should be cool. TIA!

post #2 of 28

I don't have any water kefir grains but started using milk ones for water kefit and so far they're working fine. You may give it a try if you have spare milk kefir grains.

I put about 2tbs into 1/2 gallon glass jar with 1/4 cup sugar and 1tb of molasses for 2 days.

post #3 of 28
Thread Starter 

I would but I don't have any of those right now either! Might be easier to find though...

 

post #4 of 28

I should have some spare ones shortly. I use some for milk kefir and they multiply as crazy! Let me know if you are interested in that.

post #5 of 28
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by martaluna View Post

I should have some spare ones shortly. I use some for milk kefir and they multiply as crazy! Let me know if you are interested in that.


 

Oh Thanks! Just pm me or whatever when you have some to spare.

post #6 of 28

Holy moly do I have water kefir grains to spare!  I recently dried out a bunch of them because they multiplied so much and no one I know wants them!  If you or anyone else wants me to mail some to you, please feel free to PM me!  Help with shipping would be great, but dehydrated they don't weigh much so the cost should be pretty small.


 

post #7 of 28
Thread Starter 

Thank you!!

post #8 of 28

Hi,

I would really appreciate some of your water kefer grains?

 

I  have been trying to make coconut kefir and it is so hard to find the coconuts.  This looks so much easier. 

Cute little one by the way.

Can I send you a check for the postage?

Thanks,

Debbi

 

 

post #9 of 28

I would liek to try as well if you have any spare left. I can pay for postage. Chek or Paypal maybe?

post #10 of 28

I have PM'ed both of you...

post #11 of 28

I am interested in buying some milk and water kefir grains if anybody has any spare. Will pay postage too.

 

Please PM me if anybody has any available. Thanks so much

post #12 of 28

Can someone tell me how to dehydrate the grains?  I have a bunch of water kefir grains.  I also have a dehydrator.   Do you just stick them in the dehydrator and wait and see?

 

post #13 of 28

I just let them sit out on a plate.  I blot them with a paper towel first, but then just let them sit out and wiggle them around a couple times a day.  After 3 days to maybe a week they'll be dehydrated and hard.  I imagine you could use a dehydrator, but I don't have any advice on how it would be done.

post #14 of 28
If anyone could send me some milk and/or water kefir grains I would appreciate it so much. I can pay shipping. I just don't have the money to buy them on CFH or anything like that. I have looking forever for some that I can afford
post #15 of 28

I am interested in some water kefir grains if anyone has any to spare. Will pay for shipping via paypal.

Can't have the dairy version as dd is still nursing and is sensitive.

 

I am a newbie at this and so excited to try it!!

post #16 of 28

i can mail you some water kefir grains. I just found out how to dry them and it is super easy!  

The only thing is that i am in canada - so i'm not sure about mailing them over the border.  They're pretty small once dried, so maybe they wouldn't even notice there was something in the envelope. Not that they are illegal or anything, just that they won't have a clue what they are!

 

send me a PM if you want me to try mailing you some.....

post #17 of 28

I may have some milk ones to spare soon. I just need to figure out how to dehydrate them. I will post again when they multiply enough.

post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by babywearer_anon View Post

i can mail you some water kefir grains. I just found out how to dry them and it is super easy!  

The only thing is that i am in canada - so i'm not sure about mailing them over the border.  They're pretty small once dried, so maybe they wouldn't even notice there was something in the envelope. Not that they are illegal or anything, just that they won't have a clue what they are!

 

send me a PM if you want me to try mailing you some.....

Would shipping be a lot from Canada to Wisconsin?
 

 

post #19 of 28

the cost would be the price of one international stamp, which is about $1.75 (although I'm not sure! I haven't bought an international stamp for a really long time!).   My only concern is that they would inspect it as a suspicious package or something, and I don't want the hassle of that - plus it might delay it getting to you!  So it might be a more reliable option to get it from someone in the US.  

Maybe someone else with experience mailing 'cultures' internationally would know more about border regulations, etc.

post #20 of 28

Do you still have water kefir grains?  If so, I would love to try it.  How much would it be to ship them?

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