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Keysands Dehydrated Organic Water Kefir Grains (Crystals, Tibicos)

by Keysands
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews) 12 answered questions

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Product Features

  • Delicious and easy to flavor with any fruit juice or sugar of your choice
  • Water Kefir grains will last forever and multiply with proper care
  • Living, healthy, probiotic enriched carbonated beverage
  • Water kefir brews in as little as 18-48 hours
  • Dairy-free, lactose free

Product Description

*Keysands Water Kefir Grains* You will receive one tablespoon of our live active water kefir grains in their dehydrated state, which will rehydrate to 1/4 cup (4 generous tablespoons) and produce about one quart of water kefir starting out. These little guys will grow quickly so you can make much more at a time! An easy step-by-step guide is included to help you get started brewing your first batch. We use Organic Whole Cane Sugar to grow our grains, but they are not picky eaters and will gladly thrive on any sugar you give them. We mix the sugars up we use periodically to keep them happy and active. There are endless ways to flavor water kefir which provides fun for the whole family; anyone can be a part of it. It can take up to one week or longer for dehydrated grains to come back to life. To offer you peace of mind, we keep our home cleanly and safe by using organic, natural products. We never use harsh, toxic chemicals around our family or our grains. Water kefir grains, also known as Tibi, Tibicos, Sugar Kefir Grains, Japanese Water Crystals and California Bees, are a culture of bacteria and yeast held in a complex symbiotic relationship. Water Kefir is found all around the world, with no two cultures being exactly the same. Typical water kefir has a wide mix of over forty different strains of healthy bacteria and yeasts. The average probiotic supplement only has about ten and lacks the dozens of vitamins, minerals, nutrients and enzymes that water kefir provides. People who cannot consume dairy products find that water kefir is an excellent alternative. And since the finished product, if bottled, will produce a carbonated beverage, it provides an alternative to sweet soda drinks for everyone to enjoy. We guarantee our grains 100% and will make sure you are completely satisfied with your purchase. Our mission is to make this miracle grain available to all families. Thank you for looking and we wish you the best of health.

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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love my li'l Grains! September 10, 2012
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My husband and I have been enjoying the benefits of dairy-based kefir for a few years now, but maybe I wasn't enjoying it as much as he was, because frankly I don't care for dairy products - they feel heavy to me. So I decided to give "water kefir" a try, and was thrilled to find out that you can get them online because they can be dried and shipped, unlike the dairy-based kefir grains.

These came with very good instructions on how to get started, and it didn't take long at all - maybe two days - for the grains to reconstitute and get active. Honestly - and maybe it sounds a bit silly, but - it feels like they are now a member of the family. Members?? Anyway, they and I now have a nice working relationship and I have successfully made many batches of fruit-flavored kefir that I use for a morning tonic.

I was thrilled to find out that the drinks produced are NOT sweet. I hate sweet drinks. I suppose you could add sweetener to them if you wanted to, but why ruin a good drink? These are just plain refreshing! And if anything, the probiotic benefits are even greater than those from the dairy-based kefirs (at least, they are for me.)

After a couple of weeks in our home, the grains increased enough in size that I was able to drop a few into a gallon of apple juice and produce a really fine hard cider that everyone in the family likes a lot.

Now that the grains in the cider have built up a nice population of yeast, I am experimenting with making beer. The probiotics produced by the grains prevents non-beneficial bacteria from forming, so that you don't have to be so scrupulous about keeping everything absolutely sterile during the brewing process. Brewing beer with kefir is MUCH more forgiving than the "regular" way.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars no complaints September 10, 2012
By Rebecca
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The shipment arrived relatively quickly (1 week or so), and it came with twice the amount of grains that other places are selling for the same price.

It arrived in a bubble envelope with the grains in a sealed plastic bag, with printed out instructions on how to rehydrate the grains and make water kefir. I rehydrated them according to the instructions and by the end of the first 24 hours they were looking rehydrated, by the end of 48 hours the sugar water solution smelled like fermentation was starting.

When fully rehydrated, it comes out to 8Tbs of kefir grains, or enough for 2qts of kefir brewing at one time (more than enough!).

EDIT! After one fermentation (using 3T white table sugar and 1T molasses), I now have 11T kefir grains! The molasses doesn't give the best taste to it, but definitely makes healthy grains reproduce. So, if you're wondering if you'll receive healthy grains.... you will.

Originally reviewed 9/2012, EDITING 4/29/14:

I highly suggest when your grains are reproducing to set some aside and dehydrate them. Just put a some paper towel on a plate, spread the grains and then put paper towels on top. Leave it until they're fully dry (helped that I was in AZ, but should work anywhere) and then stick them in a sealed container and forget about them.
I did that last summer. I then moved and had to compost my living grains. I just now rehydrated the back-up grains, and they're doing fine! They were just stored at room temp in a little plastic container in my spice drawer.

Things to consider: Concentrace mineral drops added to filtered water makes them reproduce much better than without. Chlorine is the enemy.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CRAZY CRYSTALS! May 16, 2012
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A friend introduced my wife and I to kefir (most people pronounce it like the actor, Kiefer - but if you want to say it right, it's "ke-FEAR"). The grains she gave us were for milk, and we tried them, but got a bit of a tummy upset. Besides, we've been weaning ourselves off all dairy products. My wife read up on the water kefir grains and liked what she saw. The price+shipping gave us pause, but then we figured it was a one-time purchase, after all. The grains multiply, so all you ever need to do is buy them once.

She ordered the Keysands organic crystals, and put them to work. We've tried all kinds of fruit juices, producing refreshing, mildly fermented, fizzy drinks - delicious!

When I was a kid, my dad loved ginger beer - a non-alcoholic soft drink. We decided to make kefir ginger beer - which does have a little alcohol in the finished product, because kefir grains cause fermentation. We blend raw ginger root, add some sugar to taste (it should be sweet before the kefir does its work). We ferment it in glass gallon jugs to begin with, then transfer it to the Grolsch-type beer bottles (also called "swing-top" bottles) - the ones with the reusable caps that lock down on a wire hinge.1 Liter Round Italian Swing Top Glass Bottle

The result is fantastic - a really flavorful kefir drink with all kinds of health benefits - ginger alone is said to cleanse the blood and tune up your digestive system, and the healthy fermentation bacteria kefir produces is said to excellent for your intestines as well.

The kefit grains keep on multiplying once you get them going, and you just transfer them from one batch to another.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
They are working great and have grown in quantity and size!😊
Published 4 days ago by Lalalib
4.0 out of 5 stars new free order shipped freee of charge thanks
WELL it made it to Ralston Wyoming p.o. and my p.o.boxmy daughter brought it home for me I followed the instructions again as per keysands and I will follow up on thr... Read more
Published 8 days ago by toney The T
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
didn't work at all for me.
Published 17 days ago by lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Healthy and tasty!
Great product, has lasted for months and still producing. A healthy and inexpensive way to get probiotics into your diet. Read more
Published 1 month ago by AsYouWish
1.0 out of 5 stars Tried Everything
Could not get this to live. Eventually the grains turned into sand, then mush. Maybe buying dried grains was a mistake. Read more
Published 1 month ago by William P Moore
2.0 out of 5 stars Pink Bits
When I started my first batch I noticed a few pink grains. I didn't think much of it since it was my first time trying to make water kefir. Read more
Published 3 months ago by T. Howell
5.0 out of 5 stars These work great!
Mine are still growing in number...I use them to make water kefir which I drink, and also use the water kefir for making gluten free sourdough starter... Read more
Published 3 months ago by TwinkleToes
1.0 out of 5 stars grains small and never multiplied
The grains were small, they never multiplied and I just threw them out after getting some proper grains. Would not recommend
Published 3 months ago by C. Howe
2.0 out of 5 stars Never produced
I tried several batches and they never multiplied. :-(. Used distillers water with expensive mineral drops, molasses, etc. My little grains didn't grow. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Lisa L Norton
4.0 out of 5 stars Responsive seller mr&mrs kefir
I bought from Mr&MrsKefir. My first time brewing, dehydrated grains were taking a while to produce, I'm still not sure how vibrant they are going to be, but wanted to amend my... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Alida Cella
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