I'm wondering if something like this could be a good sub for wine for me:
I bought a gallon of pomegranate juice, just pressed. I added some Rapadura (dehydrated can juice) for added sugar and some kefir grains. I let it sit for 2 days and tasted it last night. I was concerned that the juice did not have enough sugar in itself for a good ferment. That was probably not true, but the added sugar is making this stuff a bit fizzy. I had some before bed last night and could feel the alcohol warming my stomach as I drifted of to sleep. The alcohol content is not that high, but it sure seems strong. And all those vitamins! I'm letting it sit for another day or two because it is still higher in sugar than I need.
My kefir grains look like blackberries. I'm sure they will recover, but they are spares anyway, so no worries.
I just got my kefir grains...it took me awhile to figure out the different between the starter purchased from the HFS and real grains but now I'm on track...I also got a couple of kombucha mushrooms today. I'm excited to try some green tea kombucha with ginger.
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