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    I dug some old water kefir crystals out of my cupboard and started making coconut water kefir. Just coconut water, a slice of lemon and a piece of dried ginger. The first 3 batches came out great, though the lemon slices seemed to be growing something whitish on them so I switched to lemon juice. This last batch had a weird skinlike film on the top so I threw it out. I washed the jar in between batches with soap and hot tap water. I also rinsed the grains between each batch with lukewarm tap water. What am I doing wrong? Also wondering if the grains wear out over time or if they will continue to grow indefinitely? I have to buy some more grains and try again, want to get this right. Anyone have experience with this?

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    I would make some ordinary water kefir for a few times, to strengthen the crystals up again. Look at this site

    Dom's Kefir-making in-site

    for some ideas on how to revive grains.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by breadsauce View Post
      I would make some ordinary water kefir for a few times, to strengthen the crystals up again. Look at this site

      Dom's Kefir-making in-site

      for some ideas on how to revive grains.
      +1

      Mine sometimes have had the film on them. As long as its just on the citrus & everything smells fine, I still drink it. It actually sounds like you left it to culture a little long.
      Amy
      ~wife and mother

      Started primal a month before the end of my pregnancy with P who is now 1. Went from a size 14 down to a size 4 in less than a year. Now sitting at 20-21% body fat, a solid 130 pounds, and 5'9". Feeling better than ever before, and able to run around and chase my 5 little boys who range in age from 14 months up to 11.5 years old.

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      • #4
        Awesome, thanks so much for the input and the link! Very much appreciated.

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