Break from Brewing
Q. How do I take a break from making Water Kefir?
A. Prepare a sugar water solution (1/4 cup sugar to 1 quart water), place the grains in the sugar water, place a tight lid on the container and place it in the refrigerator. The cold will greatly slow the culturing process and they can keep this way for up to several weeks. If at the end of that period you require more time, simply repeat the process with fresh sugar water. If you desire a longer break period, you may dehydrate your Water Kefir Grains by placing them on unbleached parchment paper in a safe location (room temperature) for several days until they are completely dry. Then place the dehydrated grains in a secure glass container and in a cool dry place. They should keep this way for at least 6 months. For even longer storage, live Kefir Grains may be rinsed and frozen in a capped glass jar. This way they can last up to 2 years.