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Kefir Making Questions

What is Mad Millie Kefir?
What bacteria and yeast strains are in Kefir culture? 
Is the Mad Millie Kefir culture the same as Kefir grains?
How do I store my culture?
Why has my Kefir not set?
Do I have to use milk?
Can I make it if I am lactose intolerant?
If one sachet treats 1 L, how do I get 6 L out of my kit?
When do I remove the stainless steel mixing ball?


What is Mad Millie Kefir?

Kefir is a popular and delicious fermented drink, using bacteria and yeast, which is healthy and great for you.

 


What bacteria and yeast strains are in Kefir culture?

Mad Millie Kefir Culture has 7 bacteria strains and 1 yeast strain:

Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris
Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis
Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis biovar diacetylactis
Leuconostoc
Lactobacillus acidophilus
Streptococcus thermophilus
Bifidobacterium species
Candida colliculosa

Is the Mad Millie Kefir culture the same as Kefir grains?

Kefir grains are a live mixture of the bacteria and yeast + a milk/sugar mixture (they look a bit like small clumps of cauliflower). They need constant feeding and need to live in the milky/sugary mixture to stay alive.
Mad Millie culture is the dehydrated and dried, shelf stable (at low temperatures) bacteria found in this mixture. An extract basically, so we can make it last longer and provide a kit for you to use at home. Our culture still holds all the great benefits of the Kefir grains, just in a different form.

Please remember our kit means you can make the delicious Kefir drink and cheese rather than the grains.

How do I store my culture?

This culture needs to be stored in the freezer once you get it home. This looks after it and extends it's life as much as possible. Your culture will be fine in transit and stores will keep it in fridges or freezers until you take it home and store in the freezer.
During the colder months, this can take a little longer than normal, allow between 12-48 hours depending on the temperature for fermentation and setting to be complete.

Do I have to use milk?

No, you can use juice, coconut water and milk, soy milk too. This allows lower fat options and options for those with intolerances.

Can I make it if I am lactose intolerant?

Yes, you can use juice, coconut water and milk and soy milk too. This allows lower fat options and options for those with milk intolerances. Please note, there is a very tiny amount of dairy in the culture, and as you're using such a low amount each time lactose intolerant people often use this without problems.

If one sachet treats 1 L, how do I get 6 L out of my kit?

Each Kefir culture sachet treats 1 L, and from your finished product you can reculture this by using 1/4 cup to start your next batch twice thereafter. This means you ultimately get 3 L cultured, out of each sachet.


When do I remove the stainless steel mixing ball?

Leave the mixing ball in right until you have finished all of the kefir in your jar. You will need this to help you when you shake it up each time before eating or drinking.
 
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