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  • I think you had water kefir grains (they also have a Latin American name of tibi or tibicos), not milk kefir grains.

    Kefir? 2006


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  • "Tibicos, also known as tibi, water kefir grains, sugar kefir grains, Japanese water crystals and California Bees, and in older literature also known as Bébées, African bees, Ale nuts, Australian bees, Balm of Gilead, Beer seeds, Beer plant, Bees, Ginger Beer plant, Ginger bees, Japanese Beer seeds and Vinegar bees are a culture of bacteria and yeast held in a polysaccharide matrix created by the bacteria."

    --From the Wikipedia article about tibicos

    January 10, 2011