Storing Water Kefir and Ginger Beer Plant

After consuming for a while water kefir and ginger beer, I decided to take a short break. So I put them in glass jars in their regular sugary water (500 ml water and one tablespoon of sugar (15 g) per 20 g of Water Kefir Grains / 500 ml water, 50 g of sugar and half a teaspoon of acidifier – I use lemon juice – for GBP) and place them in the fridge. They stood there for 25 days without any disturbance.

I decided to start to consume them again and I took them out of the fridge. They both look really good. I was worried that they did not make it, but they did.

Water Kefir Grains

Ginger Beer Plant (GBP)

To revive them a bit I made a more concentrated sugary water (250 ml water and one tablespoon of sugar (15 g) per 20 g of Water Kefir Grains / 250 ml water, two tablespoons of sugar (30 g) and half a teaspoon acidifier for GBP) and let them sit in it for 48 hours. After 48 hours I discarded the water and start the regular feeding.

From now on I know not to worry when I need to take a break form consuming them 🙂