The other day I gave my mom some of my grains so she could make some herself and now they are no longer producing kefir. It smells yeasty but its not thickening. I tried using less milk but so far there is no improvement. Any ideas or advice?
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Is she using a different type of milk? Is her house colder than yours? Is she using the same milk-to-grain ratio that you use?
I've never varied the type of milk I use, but I have noticed that the temperature of my house and the ratio of milk and grains affects how long it takes my kefir to ferment. I've also heard that different areas ferment at different rates. Many of my local friends have kefir grains and some of the ferment times are wildly different from mine.