Washing Kefir Grains – Rinse
It sometimes happened that my milk kefir batch was sour with a distinctively sparkling sensation on my tongue. I then discarded these batches. It took me quite a while to figure out that this mostly happened after I washed my kefir grains in cold tab water. So I stopped doing that almost completely and since then it only extremely rarely happens that one of my kefir batches turns sour.
If you want to rinse kefir grains with cold water, then you can. My milk kefir grains have always survived it. However, be prepared to discard the first batch after washing them, as it may not be tasty. If you are still thinking about washing or rinsing them, then consider using milk instead of water.
Another thing you can do to clean your kefir grains is to shake them in a plastic strainer, so that most of the old milk will fall of.
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