So I've had a bit of a kitchen art project that I've restarted working on. I tried it in the winter, but it was a miserable failure (probably because the house was just too cold... darn hubby). Fortunately, I was smart enough to order two batches in case one failed.
I'm back to attempting to make kefir water. A natural soda full of pro-biotic goodness, can flavour it any whim you feel like, seemed like a fun project to tackle.
Well I'll be darned if I can make the darn thing fizzy like it's supposed to be. It just wouldn't work. At least this time my culture wasn't dying a miserable death, so something was going correctly. Every time I cracked open my second ferment... nothing. No fizz. I bottled a batch the other day, and it just looked funny. I wondered if I just shouldn't toss it. But being the optimist, I stuck it in the fridge this morning to try after work. Holy crap you should have heard the pop that bottle gave when I opened it. Nearly scared my pants off and the dog out of the kitchen.
Hopefully it's not just a lucky fluke, and I've finally mastered my new art! hehe