Straining Your Kefir

I love kefir that is thick like yogurt. However, it can sometimes be difficult to strain out the kefir grains. There is a super easy remedy for this. Enjoy the benefits of kefir and find an easy and quick way to strain it. Check out the video for tips.

To strain kefir that is really thick:

  1. Pour your kefir into a strainer that has been placed over a bowl.
  2. Stir the kefir with a rubber spatula or rubber spoon, and stir quite vigorously until it starts to drain out of the strainer. This can take a little while but keep stirring. You won’t hurt the grains by doing this. Sometimes you have to stir quite a bit before the kefir will start flowing out of the strainer.
  3. You can also use some of the whey that drains into the bottom of the bowl. Using a big spoon to remove some of the whey in the bottom of the bowl, pour it back over the kefir that’s in the strainer. Stir with a rubber spatula until all the kefir has strained into the bottom of the bowl.
  4. I usually just keep stirring till it all falls through the strainer. It can be a workout when you have a lot of grains, but that’s a good thing!

Store your kefir in the fridge or second ferment it. Remember to give your grains some fresh milk so you can ferment (or store) it again.

Kefir Straining
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