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#1 of 3 Old 10-24-2007, 01:41 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am VERY new at Kefir making...
The Kefir I am making is just all lumpy but still just like milk... not thick and I think it tastes like it has gone bad... but I have never made it before... is this how it is supposed to be or should I start again and perhaps my grain aren't working yet?
Ok, so, when I strained out the grains, it is still very very thin, but there seems to be a little more substance to it... like it tried to separate but I mixed the stuff in... anyway, is Kefir really this thin? It looks NOTHING like the store bought kind and looks nothing like thin yogurt... more like milk with miniscule curds homogenized in. And it doesn't taste toooooo bad... better when it is cold (hope I am not drinking spoiled milk ) Does anyone have a picture that they could direct me to that shows what home made kefir is supposed to look like?
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There's one on Dom's kefir site under the subtitle "KEFIR at 24 & 48 HOURS".

You want your kefir to look curdy and clabbered. When you are ready to strain it, give it a good stir with a spoon or stirrer. It should then have the consistency of thickened milk, rather than curds and clumps and whey.

If your grains are new, it may take a bit longer for your kefir to look like the pictures. However, you should be able to tell by the pictures when your kefir is done.

Finished kefir tastes very sour and slightly yeasty. It's hard for most people to drink straight, so it's often used in smoothies.
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That was a BIG help, THANKS!!!
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