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and my man . Momma to ds1 (11-'04) , ds2 (8-'08) , dd (3-'12) , and Mr Blue, Chiyo, and Fireball, our 3 .
Originally Posted by tamagotchi
The main reasons that we use homemade kefir (from grains):
1) it's cheaper (just the cost of the milk... never need to buy starter again)
2) we can use any milk we want (we like to get grass fed milk)
3) it's really really easy... just strain out the grains from the old batch, put them in a clean jar, give them fresh milk, and let them sit 24 hrs at room temperature.
Maybe there's also a difference in the probiotic bacteria, but the reasons above are enough for me
Amy ~ SAHM to DS (9) DD (5) and DS (2) And expecting a late May 2012!
Originally Posted by Hazelnut
Thanks. Now I"m confused as to why one needs grains. ?
Originally Posted by traceface
I too have been put off skimming the complicated-seeming kefir/yogurt threads. I think that people were heating the milk first, to some very exact temperature? or maybe that's just for yogurt.