How to store milk kefir grains: A step-by-step guide - The Kefir King

How to store milk kefir grains: A step-by-step guide

Let’s say you want to stop brewing your milk kefir for whatever reason. It’s a good idea to leave it to hibernate in the refrigerator for a week or two.

This will ensure that the grains experience a decreased level of activeness, hence needing less food to survive, and so that they don’t die when you don’t feed them for a prolonged period of time.

And here’s how you do it.

Steps to store milk kefir grains

1. Separate the grains from your latest brew

store milk kefir grains

2. Place them gently into a glass jar container.

store milk kefir grains

3. Pour in milk until all the grains are submerged.

store milk kefir grains

4. Lightly cover the container with a lid

store milk kefir grains

5. Place the jar into the fridge so that the low temperature inhibits the grains from being constantly active and running out of food.

store milk kefir grains

Things to note when you store milk kefir grains

When you hibernate your grains, make sure you take them out every 2 weeks or so and make a new batch so that they don’t die.

When you do take them out and start to reactivate them, expect the first few batches to not go as well as usual. The grains will take a couple of brews to come out of hibernation and achieve their regular level of activeness.

Alright, that’s all for this article, which was actually created from a question from one of our subscribers. All the best with your kefir journey in KL Malaysia!

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4 thoughts on “How to store milk kefir grains: A step-by-step guide”

  1. Even though it looks like a small matter, but the knowledge given is of great help to avoid the grains from dying. Tq for the step by step approach.

  2. Big thanks to the Kefir King who has been constantly updating the community on how to manage their kefir and sourdough bread. Kudos to the Kefir King for being able to grow and hopefully your growth completes its fruition.

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