Water Kefir is one of the simplest methods of fermentation that you csn do at home.
Mysterious, rubbery grains transform sugar and water into a drink full of probiotic goodness.
The grains are really colonies of microbes that eat the sugar and excrete carbon dioxide along with a whole bunch of compounds that aregreat for our health, especially that of our gut flora and fauna.
My way of fermenting with water kefir grains is simple.
I have a jar in which about 2 tablespoonfuls of the grains live. I start them with a tablespoonful of sugar and 3 cups of spring or filteted water.
Every day in the warmer weather (every second day in the cool), I pour out the liquid and drink it. Then I replace the water and sugar and leave it overnight. The next day I repeat the process. What could be simpler than that.
You can leave the kefir for a coupke of days before drinking if you want a stronger taste.
You can find out about other simple types of kitchen fermentation on our fermentation page