How to Activate Dehydrated Water Kefir Grains

Are you the new proud owner of dehydrated water kefir grains, and you would like to know how to activate them? The process is quick and easy, and you will be able to make homemade water kefir the same day.

Activating Dehydrated Water Kefir Grains

How to Activate Dehydrated Water Kefir Grains

Have a sudden craving for kefir? Just reactivate some fruit kefir grains and you can make a delicious drink in a few steps.
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Preparation Time 3 hours
Course Drinks




  • Add ingredients to a glass jar.
  • Seal the jar and let soak for 3 hours.
  • Strain and collect your newly reactivated kefir grains.
  • You are ready to make your first kefir recipe!

Making Your First Water Kefir

  • Before making your first batch, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice so your kefir grains will gain robustness.
  • Let your first batches ferment for 3 to 5 days (or until effervescent). Subsequent batches should only take 1 to 2 days to ferment.
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Activating Dehydrated Water Kefir Grains

Questions for the next part? Check out our Complete Guide to Water Kefir and our Water Kefir FAQ.

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