Live Milk Kefir Grains Starter Kit

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Perishable
This is a live milk kefir grains starter kit. You only need a few things to get you started making milk kefir. These grains can last a lifetime if taken care of.

This kit includes the following items:

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Product Description

Perishable

These are live milk kefir grains that have been loved and cared for, and are ready to come live with you. You don’t need to re-hydrate them; they are ready to go. They will make you gallons upon gallons of kefir.

Note about the milk you use:

Please don’t use ultra-pasteurized milk when making kefir. Your kefir won’t do well. Many times organic milk that your purchase from a store is ultra-pasteurized, even if it does not say ultra pasteurized. So if you choose to use organic milk, make sure you know what you are getting and that it’s not ultra-pasteurized. The problem is that ultra-pasteurized milk is heated at high temperatures for longer than regular milk, causing many problems when making kefir. Remember that kefir will add enzymes and good bacteria to pasteurized milk and make it a new food but when it is ultra pasteurized or heated for long periods the milk is no longer viable for making kefir.

Any other type of milk including raw milk that you get from your local farmer is still perfectly fine!

Please read before ordering!

Milk kefir grains are sensitive to excessive heat. Once your order is ready to ship, you’ll receive an e-mail with tracking information. Please watch for them and don’t leave them in your mail boxes for hours on end. The heat can damage them and even kill them.

I strongly encourage you to use the tracking information to anticipate the arrival of your grains, so that they can be opened and fed again with fresh milk as soon as they arrive.

I offer free shipping and I only ship cultures Mondays Please watch for them and don’t leave them in your mail boxes for hours on end. The heat can damage them and even kill them.

When you package ships and you receive your tracking number you can check on the tracking page with USPS. You will see a drop down menu to the right that says; Available Actions and you can click text updates or email updates. Request Text Tracking to receive a text message when your package moves throughout the USPS network and is delivered.

Don’t let your new grains sit in your hot mailbox over the weekend if you happen to go out of town or something. Your kefir grains will be hungry and will die if neglected.

This will make me very very sad!

Bacteria Strains

These live active cultures contain over 50 different types of yeast and bacteria existing in a symbiotic relationship. This makes kefir a powerhouse when compared to yogurt which only has seven. Adding the kefir grains to fresh milk yields a super charge probiotic drink within 24 to 48 hours.

Bacteria

Species Lactobacillus

  • Lb. acidophilus
  • Lb. brevis [Possibly now Lb. kefiri]
  • Lb. casei subsp. casei
  • Lb. casei subsp. rhamnosus
  • Lb. paracasei subsp. paracasei
  • Lb. fermentum
  • Lb. cellobiosus
  • Lb. delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus
  • Lb. delbrueckii subsp. lactis
  • Lb. fructivorans
  • Lb. helveticus subsp. lactis
  • Lb. hilgardii
  • Lb. helveticus
  • Lb. kefiri
  • Lb. kefiranofaciens subsp. kefirgranum
  • Lb. kefiranofaciens subsp. kefiranofaciens
  • Lb. parakefiri
  • Lb. plantarum

Species Streptococcus

  • St. thermophilus
  • St. paracitrovorus

Species Lactococcus

  • Lc. lactis subsp. lactis
  • Lc. lactis subsp. lactis biovar. diacetylactis
  • Lc. lactis subsp. cremoris

Species Enterococcus

  • Ent. durans

Species Leuconostoc

  • Leuc. mesenteroides subsp. cremoris
  • Leuc. mesenteroides subsp. mesenteroides
  • Leuc. dextranicum

Yeasts

  • Dekkera anomala / Brettanomyces anomalus
  • Kluyveromyces marxianus / Candida kefyr
  • Pichia fermentans / C. firmetaria
  • Yarrowia lipolytica / C. lipolytica
  • Debaryomyces hansenii / C. famata
  • Deb. [Schwanniomyces] occidentalis
  • Issatchenkia orientalis / C. krusei
  • Galactomyces geotrichum / Geotrichum candidum
  • C. friedrichii
  • C. rancens
  • C. tenuis
  • C. humilis
  • C. inconspicua
  • C. maris
  • Cryptococcus humicolus
  • Kluyveromyces lactis var. lactis
  • Kluyv. bulgaricus
  • Kluyv. lodderae
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Sacc. subsp. torulopsis holmii
  • Sacc. pastorianus
  • Sacc. humaticus
  • Sacc. unisporus
  • Sacc. exiguus
  • Sacc. turicensis sp. nov
  • Torulaspora delbrueckii
  • Zygosaccharomyces rouxii

Acetobacter

  • Acetobacter aceti
  • Acetobacter rasens

Shipping information:

I pack these live grains in a little glass jar with fresh milk and ship them for Free USPS priority mail. I only ship on Monday. This allows time for my grains to grow and multiply each week. Please watch for them and don’t leave them in your mail boxes for hours on end. The heat can damage them and even kill them.

These will be shipped in milk and will be hungry when you get them! That’s because they will have consumed all the food in their package and will need some more milk to stay alive and thrive.

Strain the kefir grains out with a strainer and then place the kefir grains in a glass jar with a cup of milk and a lid. Leave them for 24 hours and you will have kefir. Then start the process again!

Returns

Due to the nature of these live cultures, we cannot accept any returns. Please know that all sales are final.

If you are having issues with your milk kefir grains, please contact us.