Once you obtain the grains, place them in a glass jar with two tablespoons
of sugar. Add water until it is about 2-3 inches above the grains and store in
the fridge overnight. There is a lot of flexibility with how you prepare water
kefir, but the basic steps are as follows.
Fill a glass jar with water, leaving a couple inches of headspace at the top.
For every 2-3 cups of water add a tablespoon of grains and a tablespoon or
two of sugar. You can use white sugar, brown sugar, molasses, etc.
Stir with a wooden spoon until sugar is dissolved. If you want to add fruit at
this point, go ahead. You can also squeeze some lemon juice in.
Cover the jar with a paper towel, or light cloth, so the mixture can breathe,
and store in a cool, dark place, like a cupboard for 7-12 hours depending on
room temperature and how strong you want it. On a hot summer day it
may be ready in as little as 7-8 hours.Here are some helpful YouTube videos to give you some ideas of what can go into your water kefir.
If you don’t have all the ingredients listed in the videos, don’t worry. These are just examples of what you can put into your water kefir; the only ingredient that is absolutely necessary is sugar. Kefir is a delicious, healthy drink that should be a part of everyone’s diet, and with these easy steps, making it a part of yours will be that much easier.