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  1. Hello! I have kefir grains that I got from a trusted source. This is my first time making raw kefir & I don’t know what I did wrong but the kefir smelled spoiled after 24 hours. Plus it never thickened and looked super runny, like milk still, not really curdled besides the grains. I rinsed the grains and have put them back into a jar and covered with raw milk but it still smells like it is spoiling again. Are the grains salvageable? And do you have any idea what I could be doing wrong? I usually buy the raw kefir from the farm but am trying to make it myself to save money, but the fact that it keeps smelling spoiled is making me nervous —it’s already hard for me to psychologically get past the mindset of leaving milk out of the fridge for 24-36 hours! Thanks!

    1. Hi Julie, Can you explain exactly what it smells like? it will definitely smell sour! I’d give it a couple more rounds to get the grains going.

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