Tip from a customer!!
"Just a tip for long incubations requiring temperatures of 86-100F: If your oven has a Proofer setting, you can use that. If not, you can use a poor mans proofer, in which you boil 2 cups of water in a pot or large glass measuring cup, cover it and put it in the oven for 15 minutes while you heat your milk. Remove the pot and put in the cultured milk. The oven will stay a balmy 92-96F for hours!!"
Jim, our tech man, had this to add: There are many other ways to do this as well. Mine is to use an insulated cooler with bottles of warm water to hold the temps. This will keep your oven open for use and you can move the cooler out of the way.
Q. I just purchased a packet of the c45 kefir culture that came from your site. I was curious to know if I could make a smaller batch of kefir using the packets...this is my first time making kefir and I am probably the only person in my house who will be consuming it.
Do you know if anyone has had success doing a half or quarter batch?
A. You should be able to approximate 1/2 of a pack but the other half would need to be used up within a month once opened.