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preserving milk kefir grains

 
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Every year before kidding, I have a several month period where I get no milk. Most of my milk is used to make cheese and kefir. Cheese, I can store in the fridge, freezer, or in olive oil in the pantry. Cream gets stored in the freezer. But can't freeze enough milk for my kefir, so I end up having to buy milk. I wouldn't mind storing the kefir grains for several months, but I'm not sure how. Can they be frozen? Dehydrated? Anyone know how? I'd love some advice.
 
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I started milk kefir with dry grains, so I’m guessing it’s possible. Why not try and dry some and then see if they come back to life when you have excess milk. Same goes for frozen. Third option would be to give excess to a trusted third party who wants some grains and then when you have milk, they give you back some.

I gave mine away when I left Singapore. I really should start over again - I’ve been making yoghurt instead.
 
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