Originally Posted by splendid
My kefir in mu jar smells like yeasty beer. Is that a bad thing?
I will say, if you happen to have an especially good batch of Kefir one day, try to 'keep' some of that Kefir batch to add with the grains for your next batch, then the flavors you already like have a greater chance of being duplicated.
If you took two samples of Kefir from one house, and gave it to two different friends, it might perform differently, even if they were both treated the same and given the same type of milk.
If you have done alot of bread baking or if you drink wine or beer, that also can affect them, as 'wild yeasts' will try to settle and colonize with them, as it's a 'good life' being feed every day and pampered with fresh milk!
So, it's safe to drink, you might need to add some other flavors though, to mask any 'heavy yeasty' tastes.