We love store bought milk kefir, not just the flavored versions but the plain ones as well. The homemade stuff I have been making for the past couple weeks is awful! It tastes like rotten milk, even when I blend it up with fruit and honey and make sure it is very cold, we just cannot drink it. I have tried using less/more milk and changed up the length of time anywhere from 6 hours to 24 and every time it tastes rotten (the milk tastes fine before).
Right now I have a full teaspoon, a little more, of grains in a cup of milk and they are in the fridge, I read somewhere that they will ferment in the fridge but it will take a few days. Hoping it results in a less sour/rotten tasting milk.
Any suggestions/tips/ideas? Is it true that homemade kefir just does not taste like store bought, I really hope not cause I love that stuff and hate to have wasted money on the grains!