December 31, 2014 at 7:36 am #18662JonilynParticipant
Oh Laura! Just read in a previous post regarding fermenting beans in the Instant Pot that you made Keifer in your’s.
Could you tell me how you do it? I have the grains but must make it with coconut milk as we don’t use cow’s milk in any form at all.
Another adventure in my beloved instant pot! I can’t wait!
Happy New Year’s Eve form Canada
JonilynJanuary 1, 2015 at 11:17 am #18675
Ok, I can tell you how I do it with whole milk.
I use a glass container (1/2 liter pitcher – equivalent to about two cups) and fill it with 50g kefir grains (roughly enough to cover the bottom) and 450g whole cow’s milk. I cover the container with a paper towel and rubber band. Instead of leaving it in my kitchen overnight – as I usually do in warmer whether- I ferment it in the Instant Pot SMART.
Then I fill the Instant Pot with 1 cup water, add the glass container in the middle of the instant pot and add the glass or Instant Pot lid. Then, I start my Kefir recipe script.
Sometime in the middle of it, when I remember, I open everything and stir it around.
I can’t make a pretty IP icon here, but you can add my script to your app by clicking on this link:
P.S. I have some Kefir fermenting in my Instant Pot right now, it should be ready in a few hours.January 3, 2015 at 8:04 am #18705JonilynParticipant
Thanks for the info Laura. I don’t have the newest Instant Pot I have last year’s model, so I will use the yoghurt feature and give it a go!
Cheers…….JonilynJanuary 3, 2015 at 8:22 am #18706
Jonilyn, the DUO runs a bit “hot”. Be sure to use the “ferment” setting – push “yogurt” and then adjust to “less.” So, before I had the SMART, to ferment in the DUO I put a silicone trivet on the base of the cooker and no water. I put the covered jar on the trivet. Then, I closed the lid and checked the kefir in about 5 or 6 hours – any longer and the cow’s milk separates into curds and whey. I don’t know if the same thing will happen with coconut milk.
So, watch it carefully!!!
LJanuary 3, 2015 at 11:01 pm #18737ruthelizabethParticipant
I just watched the video you did for the Instant Pot website about the DUO and I am really tempted to get one, especially knowing that it makes yogurt and kefir! Do you have a recommended source of kefir grains? I have had bad luck with making kefir at home.
Thanks, love your site!
RuthJanuary 4, 2015 at 2:33 am #18740
Well, I got my grains from my children’s Karate teacher. : ) But I like to read this fermenting group – they share and send each other Kefir (and more). So you might get to meet a neighbor who is fermenting and get lots of advice:
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