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Traditional Foods > Water kefir grains -- mailing tomorrow (Tues)
Gale Force's Avatar Gale Force 09:17 PM 06-12-2006
I can't figure out how to edit the title of the thread, but I'll be mailing again this coming week.

I've said I'd mail Monday, but it may be Tuesday. Either way, they will get to the east coast by the end of the week and other parts of the country by Wed or Thurs.

Here's the thread where we are all going bananas over the water grains.

I've got excessive amounts and need to ship them or eat them.

Send $4.50 funded paypal to sander(at)lightspeed.net by Monday 8 pacific to be sure, but I will likely be out of town for a bit this weekend and that may include Monday (in which case I'll mail Tuesday).

Joyful Mama's Avatar Joyful Mama 09:22 PM 06-12-2006
i wish i could take some, but i'm in canada
Gale Force's Avatar Gale Force 12:23 AM 06-13-2006
Too bad Karen.
artemis33's Avatar artemis33 12:51 AM 06-13-2006
I'm going on vacation soon so I can't get any right now, but I'd LOVE to get some later this summer if you have more!! Mid July or later for me. We have a dairy sensitivity here so I can't use the normal starters. Please keep in mind!!
mamaMAMAma's Avatar mamaMAMAma 02:20 AM 06-13-2006
I'm interested. I'm email you... Thanks!
Gale Force's Avatar Gale Force 02:51 AM 06-13-2006

ChristieB's Avatar ChristieB 06:00 AM 06-13-2006
Do you think it's safe to ship them to New Mexico? We don't live in a super hot area (the mountains), but they're sure to go through Albuquerque. If you think it's safe, I sure would like some. Thanks!!

BTW, what is cc Paypal?

Christie

ETA: I'm talking about the heat here, btw. It can get pretty hot in Albuquerque.
caedmyn's Avatar caedmyn 10:43 AM 06-13-2006
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BTW, what is cc Paypal?

Christie
Credit card funded paypal.
Gale Force's Avatar Gale Force 01:21 PM 06-13-2006
Christie,

I've shipped them to some pretty hot areas and the grains are pretty resilient. I think they'd be OK, they may just have more of an adjustment.

Amanda
moonshine's Avatar moonshine 02:44 PM 06-13-2006
I got some the whole way to NYC and they are just fine. Just chugged some coconut kefir (which was way better than what I made before with powder packets) and it was
Chi-Chi Mama's Avatar Chi-Chi Mama 02:50 PM 06-13-2006
have you left for the postoffice yet?
let me know, I"m definitely interested....

thanks!!
Gale Force's Avatar Gale Force 02:51 PM 06-13-2006
That's great to hear moonshine.

The heat in the airports is probably pretty comparable to Albuquerque, so it's likely that every out-of-California batch gets exposed to a good bit of heat in the summer. The in-California batches do too, but not quite as badly.

They are packed in baggies with enough sugar water to sustain them on the trip.

I'm mailing in about one hour.
Chi-Chi Mama's Avatar Chi-Chi Mama 02:57 PM 06-13-2006
I just send a payment... thanks!
Gale Force's Avatar Gale Force 03:05 PM 06-13-2006
Got it.
tamagotchi's Avatar tamagotchi 03:12 PM 06-13-2006
I just saw this and went ahead and sent you a paypal too, if I'm too late to get in on your water kefir grains today, just refund me Thanks so much!!
Gale Force's Avatar Gale Force 03:24 PM 06-13-2006
I'm still here.
Gale Force's Avatar Gale Force 03:59 PM 06-13-2006
Last call. I'll check my paypal account before I go, but I'm heading for the car in about 10 minutes.
ChristieB's Avatar ChristieB 04:53 PM 06-13-2006
Oh no! I can't believe I missed it! I just couldn't get to the computer earlier. Next time you ship, please let me know. Can't believe I didn't think to pay you just in case last night.

Christie
Gale Force's Avatar Gale Force 05:55 PM 06-13-2006
Hey ChristieB. I've still got them coming out of my ears. I'm going to mail out again this coming Monday.

Funded paypal to sander(at)lightspeed.net for anyone interested. I'll start a new thread at some point.
artemis33's Avatar artemis33 06:57 PM 06-13-2006
Gale Force - would they survive during my vacation? I am going to be gone for a week. I really want some and hate to miss out, but I'd hate for them to die too. What do you think?

Woohoo! I am so excited - I have been missing kefir and that coconut milk kefir sounds really good!!
ChristieB's Avatar ChristieB 07:56 PM 06-13-2006
Amanda, I sent a Paypal payment.

Moonshine, I would love to make coconut kefir. Did you use coconut milk or coconut water. If you used coconut milk, was it canned or homemade? And how did you strain it?

Thanks,
Christie
moonshine's Avatar moonshine 01:41 AM 06-14-2006
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Moonshine, I would love to make coconut kefir. Did you use coconut milk or coconut water. If you used coconut milk, was it canned or homemade? And how did you strain it?

Thanks,
Christie
I initially made it like this. Now that I have Amanda's water grains, I followed her directions to let the sugar water ferment, then added coconut water that I got from a young coconut. Then let it sit of another day or so. It was mighty tasty. Oh, and I probably should have strained the coconut water first, but didn't think of it. It was pretty clean though. Since it was just the liquid from one coconut plus the kefir water, it took a lot less coconut than the way I was doing it before (which was 3-4 coconuts). Much less work!
Gale Force's Avatar Gale Force 01:46 AM 06-14-2006
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Gale Force - would they survive during my vacation? I am going to be gone for a week. I really want some and hate to miss out, but I'd hate for them to die too. What do you think?
If you are leaving after receiving them, they can sit in the fridge for a week in their sugar solution. Or would they arrive while you were gone and if so, how long before you return? You would receive these Thurs or Fri of next week.
artemis33's Avatar artemis33 04:21 PM 06-14-2006
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If you are leaving after receiving them, they can sit in the fridge for a week in their sugar solution. Or would they arrive while you were gone and if so, how long before you return? You would receive these Thurs or Fri of next week.
I am leaving July 1st for a week. So I would have them for about a week before I left. If you don't mind instructing me on how to handle them in this situation I would love to get some, too Thanks mama!!!!
Gale Force's Avatar Gale Force 05:10 PM 06-14-2006
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I am leaving July 1st for a week. So I would have them for about a week before I left. If you don't mind instructing me on how to handle them in this situation I would love to get some, too Thanks mama!!!!
No problem. Those instructions will be included with the grains.
Gale Force's Avatar Gale Force 08:15 PM 06-16-2006
Happy Friday everyone.
tamagotchi's Avatar tamagotchi 08:30 PM 06-16-2006
Happy Friday to you, and thank you so much for sending the grains! They are sitting in sugar water in our kitchen cupboard and I am peering at them every now and then to try to figure out if it's "kefir" yet... it's not as obvious as with the milk grains!
mamaMAMAma's Avatar mamaMAMAma 08:32 PM 06-16-2006
Got my grains yesterday, thanks Amanda!
I'm going to try the making lemon verbena ale.
Gale Force's Avatar Gale Force 08:52 PM 06-16-2006
Cool.
Gale Force's Avatar Gale Force 08:54 PM 06-16-2006
tamagotchi -- you may see some bubbles, but I just go by the clock and once I've removed the grains if I am letting it brew longer, I taste it regularly. In fact, excuse me while I go do some sampling...
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