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Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 29, 2012 at 7:46 PM

when you culture kefir, can you put the mason jar in the cabinet to ferment? or does it have to be outside in your kitchen, out in the open?

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on August 30, 2012
at 09:27 PM

A process known as light-oxidization occurs when milk is exposed to sunlight or fluorescent lighting. This effects the taste of milk. In the least this might mess with the taste of your kefir.

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on August 29, 2012
at 07:52 PM

It can be anywhere that has a normal temperature, as long as the sun doesn't see it directly.

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on August 30, 2012
at 10:22 PM

I don't have room in a cabinet, but I throw a small towel over my jar of kefir on the counter to protect it from light.

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on August 30, 2012
at 02:26 AM

Anywhere out of sunlight with a consistent temperature. It is a living system, so you wouldn't want to put it near frequent temperature changes, over a stove or directly on top of your refrigerator for example. Its healthy temperature range is 67 to 87, I find mine does best in the low 80's. I keep a meat thermometer next to it, not very accurate but gives a general idea.

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on August 29, 2012
at 07:51 PM

some people will say cabinet, some will say outside in the kitchen in the open or some will say it doesnt matter.

when i fermented my beet kvass, i put a dish cloth over it, tightened it with a rubber band and stuck it in a dark cupboard that was cool.

some people think light destroys some vital things in the fermentation process and so i listened as a precautionary.

shouldn't really matter but better to be safe, no harm done :)

good luck

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