Topic: Is it possible to make high-alcohol water kefir?
A few weeks ago when I was doing experiments with water kefir, I noticed that one batch smelled particularly like wine. So I removed the grains from that batch and let the kefir sit for a few weeks in a mason jar with the cap on.
Today I opened up the jar for the first time and noticed that it smelled exactly like wine. At first I was afraid to try it, but then I tested the pH. After seeing that the pH was 2.8, I assumed that it was safe for drinking. Plus there were no microbial growths visible anywhere - i.e. it was just a clean, clear liquid.
I just drank 1/4 cup of it, and it tasted, smelled, and felt like wine! I'm not sure yet if I'll get smashed from it, but for now I'm feeling a little warm and relaxed.
Does anyone know if it's possible to make "wine" out of water kefir? I guess the question is: Is it possible to get higher alcoholic contents by making water kefir in a special way?
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[ 09-03-2011, 01:15 AM: Message edited by: Carol in PA ]
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Hm, that's interesting, Carol. Thanks for the info. For my next experiment I'll try adding a bunch of sugar.
Isn't it interesting that someone can make homemade alcoholic beverages in a short time using just sugar and a few simple kefir grains? If I had known that in high school, I would have been trashed all the time...
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