Kefir grains have arrived from Australia. Here is a description of the grains. “I obtained my milk kefir-grains in late summer of 1978 from a local friend who has her own milking goats. The circumstances surrounding the fashion if which I was able to procure those milk kefir-grains, which I was on the lookout for about 3 years prior, is an interesting story in its own merit. The culture has been diligently cared for by yours truly over this time. Among the original stock is currently a mixture of now 12 other batches of milk kefir-grains which have been obtained from different sources around the world over the years. These are now mixed together as a single batch, to ensure best quality culture from all batches mixed together as one. This is my personal observation with much research on my part.They are now available at a premium here. http://users.chariot.net.au/~dna/kefirpage.html#order
Here is the first fermentation of the Australian grains.
To get the best starter grains available, grains were ordered from Australia to start the processing of kefir. This is the result of the first ferment of about 40 hour to active the grains. Everything went perfectly.
http://durgan.org/2018/February%202018/14%20February%202018%20Australian%20Kefir%20Grains/HTML/ 14 February 2018 Australian Kefir Grains
15 February 2018 Kefir. Second batch from Australia.
http://durgan.org/2018/February%202018/15%20February%202018%20Kefir.%20Second%20batch%20from%20Australia/HTML/ 15 February 2018 Kefir. Second batch
The second batch of he Australian kefir grains were fermented 24 hours. These will now become my kefir stock grains.