Making milk kefir at home is super easy. This delicious, sparkly, probiotic milk drink is great for both beginning fermenters, and those with lots of experience at making cultured dairy foods.
Milk kefir can be drunk straight away, it can be given a 2F second ferment with berries or other flavorings, it can be used to make delicious kefir smoothies, and it can even be used to make kefir cheese!
What do I do with my Scobys when I want a break from making kombucha?
If you’re wondering how to take a break from kombucha, the first question to ask yourself is how long a break do you want? Are you going on holiday for a couple of weeks and need to know that your scoby will still be alive when you come back? Or are you looking for a longer break? Maybe you like kombucha as a summer drink, but just don’t drink cold drinks during winter, so you want to keep your scoby safe through winter until springtime.
What you need is a scoby hotel.
What is a scoby hotel, you ask?
Well, for short breaks, you can just put all your scobys together into a big jar of sweet tea on the bench – just like brewing kombucha, but for longer.
That jar of scobys is your scoby hotel. It is a good solution for short or medium term storage (up to about six months).