Kefir Making

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Kefir Making
16. August 2023 14:00 - 16. August 2023 16:00
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FHB workshop 2
Food Hacking Base

This is hands on workshop during which you will learn how to make, harvest and continue to prepare kefir

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Workshop manual is shared here

This is hands on workshop during which you will learn how to make, harvest and continue to prepare kefir using kefir grain culture which you will walk away with if you don't defend yourself too hard. 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. We will make at least one recipe together, either "kefir cake" or kefir smoked paprika spread, if we have time we may do a base for probiotic kefir drink using kefir whey.

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, if you can chip in around 10€, that would be great but it is up to you.