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#1 of 3 Old 03-01-2007, 07:56 PM - Thread Starter
 
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What is secure method of shipping water kefir grains by mail? Do you have to dehydrate them first? Can someone help me with this step by step. Thanks!
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This is what I do:

First I make a sugar water solution for the grains. I use 1 cup of water, 2 tsp sugar, and 2-4 Tbsp water crystals. I got the ratio off Dom's Kefir Insite: http://users.chariot.net.au/~dna/sha...fir-grains.htm

I then pour the solution into a quart sized freezer bag and seal it well.
I then place the bag in one of those "disposable" tupperware type containers, the kind you can get at the grocery store in the asile with zip-lock baggies and such. i think they are $4 for a pack of five. I like using these as it adds a bit of rigidity to the package, and the ziplock bag can't get squashed and rupture. And if there are leaks in the bag they should be contained by the tupperware.

I then put the container in a Priority shipping box (there is a small one that fits the disposable tupperware I buy perfectly, though some brands do run a bit too big for the box), attach the lable, and ship away!
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I triple bag mine in ziplock bags and put napkins in with the bags in case of leaking. I have never had anyone tell me that they havent gotten to them ok.
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