Session:FHB:Kefir Making

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Starts at 2022-07-23T14:00:00.000Z
Ends at 2022/07/23 16:00
Duration 120 minutes
Location Village:FoodHackingBase
Fermented Kefir Cake!
Milk kefir grain

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Workshop manual is shared here.

At this workshop you will learn how to make your own kefir ferments using the kefir grain culture. We will explain basic concepts of probiotic, prebiotic and biofilm based polycultures and why it is good to consume foods “labeled” by these terms. You will prepare your own kefir culture, based on the working manual and take it with you so you will be ready to brew wherever you decide hopefully “positively infecting” your local hackerspace. This time we will also try to make at least as a demonstration a "kefir cake" and base for probiotic kefir drink, depending on how much time we will have.

We will demonstrate how to make a new batch of kefir and how to harvest the old one, you will than do it by yourself. The main aim of this workshop is for the participants to understand the principles behind the milk fermentation with kefir culture and not to be afraid to just do it. Combined with the practical experience which I provide you will be able to take care properly about your kefir culture which is the key for your successful long term fermentation adventures! Don't worry too much about loosing a batch or two, that happens from time to time, keeping the "mother culture" happy is the important part. As usually there will be tasters, cultures sharing, manuals and various hints how to use the products in alternative ways making for example probiotic drinks from whey, kefir cheese spreads, kefir cake et cetera. I can be also your troubleshooting help if you need it.

This workshop is donation based no one turned away for lack of funds.