I'm feeling a little like this ---->
: after reading this thread. Since I've never known anyone who has made kefir I think I may be slightly confused. I've got water kefir grains on the way next week (thanks Amanda!
) and I'm trying to figure out what would be the best way to get my family started on drinking it. I think my DH would be most receptive of it if its sweet and possibly fizzy (he's a big fan of soda drinks-not the healthy kind either...). Am I understanding right, that I take 1T of grains + 6T of white sugar+ 1QT of water and then I can add a little fruit to that? Also, I can either add juice after the first fermentation part (and then remove the grains??) or I can use just juice but should probably only do that when I have enough extra grains to spare for it? What do I do with my kefir grains when I remove them from my first 'project'? I guess I'm asking how you store the extras. I hope I'm understanding all this correctly and that my questions make sense