Tips To Have Good And Large Kefir Grains
Milk kefir multiplies, but they do so in a random pattern under a given environmental condition. This growth depends mainly on the milk quality, environment, room temperature, lactose and milk fat content, glass shape, and kefir grains used. While mostly they grow in a consistent size, stress conditions such as rough handling, harsh temperature, or malnourishment can affect their size. While they can be difficult to strain and separate, they will disappear in the subsequent batches. So how do you get rid of it and have consistent healthy growing kefir grains? Keep reading to learn more.
Ideas to have large and good Kefir grains
- Reliable temperature
Kefir grains prefer a mild temperature of around 22 to 25 degrees centigrade. At this temperature, kefir grains grow healthy and are not stressed to reduce into a small size. You can use a jar to let the kefir grains grow in milk.
- Feed quality enriched organic cow milk frequently.
Kefir grains utilize milk for growing new grains. Opt for only organic and full-fat milk as this helps in growing better kefir grains. Desi cow milk is the best.
- Keep the jar in a ventilated room.
Fermentation requires ample air, and the growth of kefir grains is directly related to proper ventilation in this aerobic fermentation within the jar.
- Opt for the best jar
Go for a jar that comes with a large mouth and base. Also, use small quality grains for better growth.
- Follow the Don’ts
Do not use any soap or chemicals, and avoid washing the kefir grains.
- Use a fine mesh
Small grains are likely to escape in a single mesh. Hence, opt for the only double fine mesh to get creamy kefir.
- Give treats to kefir
You can add fresh milk cream to milk and give a treat to the milk kefir grains.