tleef73 Posted March 5, 2014 Share Posted March 5, 2014 So I searched the threads and am still unclear on if I can have Water Kefir? I put my water kefir grains in sugar water for 48 hours (1 Tbsp sugar per 1 cup of spring water per 1 Tbsp water kefir grains). When the 48 hours is up I strain the grains from the water and the water has a yeasty smell and is sweeter than plain water but not nearly as sweet as the starting solution and almost has a vinegar like smell. My research tells me that the grains have consumed all the organic sugar and the resulting slight sweetness is a result of the fructose that the grains leave behind as a by-product of digesting the sugar. I sometimes add lemon juice at this point to make lemonade and refrigerate or add 2oz of fruit juice to 32oz of water kefir and ferment a further 72 hours to get a carbonated drink. I do not drink water kefir for the sweetness or as a replacement for something I "used to drink pre-W30". I drink it for the probiotic qualities only. Can I continue to drink the first and second fermentations or do you recommend I put my little friends into hibernation for a while? I am on day 6 of my second W30 and am not having sugar cravings or snack cravings like I did my first W30 last year. Thanks, Tamara Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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