Sometimes the balance of the culture is upset. If your water kefir is slimy and a little thicker than usual, you may have an excess of Leuconostoc bacteria. They are very important for the fermentation, but by reducing the sugar content, filtering the liquid and washing the crystals with water you can restore the balance.
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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?