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Old 06-11-2013, 11:54 AM   #11
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Never tried vanilla! That sounds good, going to have to try it!

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Has anyone here had trouble w/ adding vanilla and ending up with a product that was super-alcoholic? My first attempt w/ vanilla went that way, but I had also left the grains in. I'm planning to add vanilla and a cinnamon stick for the second (strained) ferment this time. The first ferment is on the counter with just sugar and a bit of ginger in the water.
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RIGHT- remove the grains for the second ferment! Also, the grains starve without fresh sugar water and the alcohol content will increase.
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I'm planning to add vanilla and a cinnamon stick for the second (strained) ferment this time. The first ferment is on the counter with just sugar and a bit of ginger in the water.
Fwiw, this turned out really good. Since I am hypoglycemic and don't do well with "easy sugars," I use less sugar than most people do (I don't add sugar in the second ferment, for instance, other than what is already in the vanilla extract and probably put 1 Tbsp less in to start w/ than most people). I wonder if this makes me more prone to having it get alcoholic? I really need to be careful as both medications I take and my general person are really alcohol sensitive.
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I have been making kefir water for about two months. It is advisable to add some type of flavoring as it doesn't taste too good without. Keep experimenting until you find something you like. I let mine culture two days to remove as much sugar as possible. I add about a fourth cup of lemon juice, stevia for sweetness and place in the refrigerator. I don't do a second culture. I also use 2 tablespoons of organic white sugar and 2 tablespoons of sucanat for culturing.
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My friend and I agree that when it comes to kids, instead of watering down their juice, add water kefir. Sometimes half of each is more accepted by children. While my preteen enjoys the bubbly fermented flavor.

Vanilla cream soda and berry lemonade would be our favorites. Still working out the kinks to get ours more fizzy.
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My friend and I agree that when it comes to kids, instead of watering down their juice, add water kefir. Sometimes half of each is more accepted by children. While my preteen enjoys the bubbly fermented flavor.

Vanilla cream soda and berry lemonade would be our favorites. Still working out the kinks to get ours more fizzy.
Recipes please! Those sound good.
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sounds suspicious. Do you have someone nearby you can ask to see if it is right?
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