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Can kefir grains replace whey when fermenting vegetables?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 04, 2012 at 12:52 AM

I just started making water kefir and will start dairy kefir soon. I have heard that extra kefir grains can be used in vegetable ferments instead of whey. I can't seem to tolerate whey so I use a lot of salt when following Nourishing Traditions.

I am looking forward to less salty veggie ferments if I can make this substitution. Does anyone have experience with this? Can you substitute one tablespoon of kefir grains for one tablespoon of whey?

Thanks to all the master fermenters.

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on February 05, 2012
at 12:21 AM

Thanks so much for the tip!

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on February 04, 2012
at 05:03 AM

Dom's site is what first got me interested in fermentation, manymany years ago now. It's .. oddly written and presented but a fairly solid resource.

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on February 04, 2012
at 03:03 AM

That's an interesting site!

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on February 04, 2012
at 02:18 AM

This guy, Dom, is the absolute top kefir guru on the internet, and this page is on how to make "kefirkraut":

http://users.sa.chariot.net.au/~dna/kefirkraut.html

I haven't tried it myself, but might have to now...it looks interesting!

Bbb993c8dacf76dd461703a82686c06a

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on February 05, 2012
at 12:21 AM

Thanks so much for the tip!

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on February 04, 2012
at 03:03 AM

That's an interesting site!

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on February 04, 2012
at 05:03 AM

Dom's site is what first got me interested in fermentation, manymany years ago now. It's .. oddly written and presented but a fairly solid resource.

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