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#1 of 3 Old 07-25-2005, 05:53 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Mine is not at all fizzy! I'm using powder for starter, since I have no water grains. I do open the jar up while it "cooks" b/c I am paranoid about pressure building up. Once a day. It's never an issue with my lacto fermented fruits and veggies. Should I try again and not open it up? Can I use this batch as starter for the next or should I use powder again?

Any thoughts are welcome! I'd really like for this to work for us. I'm assuming it should be fizzy, actually. How fizzy?

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HI. I made the keifr berry soda in Fallon's new book Eat Fat Lose Fat. It says to ferment 48 hours, strain, bottle, then sit out for 48 hours then put in fridge. This one was fizzy!! (i used the powder). But most of the time my other concoctions with the live grains don't produce fizz. Pressure builds up, but once you open it it isn't really fizzy ( I am looking for a soda replacement!!) Sometimes I get a fairly fizzy one, but not sure what I do different. As for pressure, I've left mine for days (with live grains though) and nothing ever exploded. I use mason jars and also some 3 quart jars with wire and rubber locking lids I found at local grocery store.

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Yes, that's where I'm getting my recipes, too. So, you're letting it sit for 48 hours TWICE? I just re-read it and didn't get that from the instructions. I'm using the wire and rubber locking lids, too. So, I should try to leave it out for longer?

Also, how sweet are the sodas? Mine are pretty sweet.

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