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My Ginger Root Beer water kefir is almost to go. It's just going crazy though. The grains are flying up and down in the jar. Is it from the carbonation? I had to take a video: <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v160/babygrant/?action=view&current=WaterKefir001.flv" target="_blank">http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v1...erKefir001.flv</a>
 

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Yay!!! It could be from both carbonation and from growing really fast. The grains LOVE ginger. When they grow fast they trap little bubbles making them float. When the bubbles burst they then float to the bottom. The carbonation can make them float too.<br><br>
It makes me happy to see they are doing so well!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yay!!! It could be from both carbonation and from growing really fast. The grains LOVE ginger. When they grow fast they trap little bubbles making them float. When the bubbles burst they then float to the bottom. The carbonation can make them float too.<br><br>
It makes me happy to see they are doing so well!!</div>
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Wow! Haha, I can't imagine trying to get a mainstream friend to drink that - it even looks alive! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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It's kefir-cam!!<br>
I love it !!<br>
We are a strange and easily excitable bunch!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Holy crap that's cool! I've never had water kefir, only milk kefir, and it never sounded appealing. But oddly enough, watching it be all alive like that totally makes me want to try some! Man, I'm weird. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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That's awesome! Sounds like it's gonna be gooooood kefir!<br><br>
BTW if the visuals entertain you, you can do the same trick with a can of ginger ale and some raisins <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> My neighbour's kids discovered this and it was ALL they wanted to do for about a week.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My Ginger Root Beer water kefir is almost to go. It's just going crazy though. The grains are flying up and down in the jar. Is it from the carbonation? I had to take a video: <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v160/babygrant/?action=view&current=WaterKefir001.flv" target="_blank">http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v1...erKefir001.flv</a></div>
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This totally made me giggle. (As did thedomesticdiva's quote "We are a strange and easily excitable bunch!!")<br><br>
Enjoy your kefir <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">This totally made me giggle. (As did thedomesticdiva's quote "We are a strange and easily excitable bunch!!")<br><br>
Enjoy your kefir <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"></div>
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Haha. I know, I kept calling DH "Honey, come check this out!!!". He just looks at me and says "wow?". lol. I knew MDC would pull through and be as excitable as I am.
 

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Okay, your video inspired me to get in the kitchen and chop up some ginger. That's my favorite way to do water kefir but I'm just too lazy to do it very often. That, and my grains seem to think they're bunny rabbits. No more sucanat for a while, I can't keep up with them and before I know it there's so many in there that I'm making beer in a day <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Okay, your video inspired me to get in the kitchen and chop up some ginger. That's my favorite way to do water kefir but I'm just too lazy to do it very often. That, and my grains seem to think they're bunny rabbits. No more sucanat for a while, I can't keep up with them and before I know it there's so many in there that I'm making beer in a day <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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I didn't throw the ginger in whole! I used the Ginger Root Beer recipe off Dom's site:<br><a href="http://users.sa.chariot.net.au/~dna/Makekefir.html#gingerbeer" target="_blank">http://users.sa.chariot.net.au/~dna/...tml#gingerbeer</a>
 
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