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Old 04-16-2014, 01:37 PM   #1
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Water Kefir accidentally alcoholic???

Maybe this is a stupid question, but my water kefir is so potent, I almost feel like I've drunk a glass of wine when I drink it. Like my face gets flushed and my stomach warms up and I almost feel buzzed.

I am doing a very basic recipe. 1/4c organic brown sugar in 32 oz filtered water with my grains for 48 hours. Strain and sit on counter 24-48 hours before mixing with lemon or vanilla and stevia to drink.

I have done apple juice 1 time and it definitely tasted wine-y. (Only adults drank it!) I have also done coconut water and that was just gross, so no one except me drank it.

3 of my kids just sip it, but my 4yo loves it and drinks quite a bit at one sitting.

Is this normal? I didn't think this plain recipe could produce kefir with any significant alcohol content. Is my body just reacting to the very strong flavor?

Any help would be so appreciated!

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Old 04-16-2014, 02:11 PM   #2
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I don't know if it is normal or not but I always felt the exact same way if I drank a glass fast.
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Re: Water Kefir accidentally alcoholic???

I do pretty much chug it- LOL! I'm glad this is not just me.
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Re: Water Kefir accidentally alcoholic???

Water kefir is alcoholic, but the levels are very low, typically less than 1 percent. You can buy a piece of equipment to test the levels but I forget what it is called.
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found it
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