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i had got some grains and tried making kefir a year ago, but found it too funky for me. well, i bought a bottle of organic pastures kefir recently and found, mixed with juice, i liked it. plus my preg induced constipation disappeared! yay! well, i only get deliveries every three weeks, so that quart didn't last long and i decided to try making some more. i put the last spoonful or so of kefir in a quart of slightly soured raw milk and let it sit out for 24 hours. i tasted it yesterday, it was totally gross. is it because i used slightly sour milk? or should i culture it for less time? it was very runny, whereas the stuff i bought was kind of chunky.
 

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bump. anyone?
 

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I culture mine for 24 hours. But I use grains, not starter from a storebought culture - it might be different. Also I have no raw milk <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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You should have used at least a half cup or more ... I think that is what the Body Ecology powder starter directions say for making it without grains, it's been a while since I have the grains now too.
 

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And usually it takes 24 hrs to culture but that depends on your ratio of starter to milk and how warm the environment is.
 

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18- 48 hours depending on how you like it, but I agree with the above, you would most likely have needed some more kefir .
 
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