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What if I lost my instructions?
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What strains of bacteria and yeast are found in water kefir?
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Should I add minerals such as baking soda and calcium to my water kefir?
We recommend adding minerals to your water kefir recipe if your water kefir grains are fermenting slower than normal or you would like to promote growth. If you are using a water that has naturally occurring minerals along with an unrefined sugar such as whole cane sugar, additional minerals may not help. Water kefir grains need a steady supply of calcium, magnesium and potassium (along with other trace minerals) to thrive. A pinch (1/8 teaspoon) of baking soda (make sure not to use baking powder) or calcium (from sanitized eggshell or supplemental powder like calcium carbonate) per liter of water is sufficient. Discontinue use if your grains do worse or the water becomes cloudy, thick and slimy which is an indicator that you’ve used enough minerals at this time.