Kefir making geneve 02092021

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Fermented Kefir Cake!
Milk kefir grain

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To secure spot on this workshop please register here (because of the covid 19 restrictions the maximal amount of participants is 15).

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, seems like Post Tenebras Lab is ready for it!. There will be also demonstration or two of some kefir based foods or drinks depending on how much time we will have and ingredients I either harvest around Genève or buy.

We will be talking about milk/dairy fermentations focusing on kefir and yogurt cultures, explaining also the concept of slow food and related terms like probiotics etc. We will demonstrate how to make a new batch of kefir and how to harvest the old one. The main aim of this workshop is for the participants to understand the principles behind the milk fermentation with kefir culture. Combined with the practical experience which I provide you will be able to take care properly about your kefir cultures 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, cream cheese, kefir cake et cetera. We should have time for one or two demonstrations of these foods and drinks. I can be also your troubleshooting help if you need but it may take me extra time to answer during cider harvesting season or some hacker event so don't hesitate to check our Food Hacking Base group on Facebook, people may help you there faster.

This workshop is donation based no one turned away for lack of funds and it fallows the usual fhb approach of money handling.