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Does it stink/smell when you make kefir?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 27, 2012 at 11:47 AM

I've been inspired to finally make my own kefir. I plan to use 2% milk (no lectures on this please!). I am going to order kefir grains online.

I am worried about my roommates freaking out about milk sitting on the counter.

Does it smell/stink while it sits on the counter? I guess I could bring the jar of kefir to my room, but I would rather stick it in the cupboard or something.

Thanks!

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on December 27, 2012
at 10:17 PM

"They're alive, so they're actually kind of a pet." LOL I live in a 'no-pet' apartment ... now I feel like a rebel with my kefir. It's probably the closest thing I can get to having a dog without the landlord getting cranky

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on December 27, 2012
at 09:20 PM

the kefir will probably be fine with the 2%, there's lots more lactose for it to eat up. It doesn't smell or look weird at all IMO. Who cares what your roommates think? It's not like they have to eat it, right?

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on December 27, 2012
at 03:46 PM

Oh, I tried it for a few months but maybe I was making mine wrong or something, it looked pretty ridiculous to me.

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on December 27, 2012
at 03:20 PM

If you can acquire kefir grains, you can acquire higher quality milk.

3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2

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on December 27, 2012
at 03:20 PM

I don't even think it looks disgusting.

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on December 27, 2012
at 02:44 PM

You'll smell it when you strain it, but not when it's in its covered jar. Temperature is important. If it varies seasonally where you are, you'll want to move it here or there. You'll probably be visibly concerned for your kefir grains, which your roommates might notice and find odd. They're alive, so they're actually kind of a pet.

42cd0feeeda5fa2e2fe1c4fd8255073a

(1930)

on December 27, 2012
at 10:17 PM

"They're alive, so they're actually kind of a pet." LOL I live in a 'no-pet' apartment ... now I feel like a rebel with my kefir. It's probably the closest thing I can get to having a dog without the landlord getting cranky

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on December 27, 2012
at 01:24 PM

It doesn't smell. You can also make it in your room. Make sure the place is not cold. During the winter I keep my kefir jars in the living room because it's warmer than kitchen.

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on December 27, 2012
at 01:06 PM

It doesn't smell but it looks disgusting. I used to cycle kefir between like 4 jars at a time.

3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2

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on December 27, 2012
at 03:20 PM

I don't even think it looks disgusting.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on December 27, 2012
at 03:46 PM

Oh, I tried it for a few months but maybe I was making mine wrong or something, it looked pretty ridiculous to me.

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