Don't worry about the crystals. The kefir crystals are robust. They can easily withstand a longer period of time in the bag. If the bag is distended, this indicates metabolic processes in the culture, not spoilage! Once you have the crystals, store them in the fridge, where they will keep for up to 1 month. The kefir will not go bad: In the worst case, you will have to give the culture a few brewing processes to develop its full potential again.
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- Where should I store the finished bottles of water kefir?
- Which water should I use for water kefir?
- There are orange grains between the water kefir crystals. What is it?
- Which bacteria and yeast cultures are contained in water kefir?
- The water kefir tastes like vinegar. What have I done wrong?
- The water kefir becomes thick and slimy. What is wrong with it?
- Can you reuse the fruits from the water kefir batch?
- Can you also use the kombucha jar for water kefir?
- The water kefir crystals grow too quickly. Is that normal?
- Will the water kefir crystals survive the transport to my home?