Start with a 1/2 gallon mason jar filled with 1 liter of filtered water.
Add 1/4 cup organic sugar of your choice.
Add 3 Tablespoons of OLY-CULTURES kefir “grains”
Stir it up a bit, cap it off tight, and write the date/time somewhere that will help you keep track of when the batch started and when it needs to be checked.
After it has fermented for 24 hours, test it by tasting it. It should still be slightly sweet, with a light tangy sourness to it. If it is still very sweet, let it ferment another 12-24 hours and test again.
Using a strainer, pour the “finished” water kefir into a clean jar.
The strainer keeps all those little grains safe and sound.
I used 1 cup of sliced cucumber and 1 cup of sliced strawberries.
Cap it off tight, and then let it ferment for another 24 hours