kefir made from healthy kefir grain has totally different properties than those made wih honey. kefir is a symbioses of more than 50 bacteria and fungi. It suposedly kills candida by taking its place.
I tried the honey-made kefir felt just like sour milk to me.
@raw-al did you also try "real" kefir?
@tyler thanks for moving to the right spot couldn't figure out where to post it.
Just curious, where did you find out about the 50 bacteria and fungi and candida?
"Real" kefir sounds like an advertising term.
I used a kefir grain for awhile but eventually gave in up because it was a PITA. It requires a certain amount of tender loving care. We we thrilled when a friend in out cowshare wanted to try it. : )
The sour milk may have been because you don't really have raw honey. Aviaries may advertise their honey as such but really they heat the honey "a bit" so it will pour or to smoke the bees out of the hives.
There are various bacteria in all soured milk products. As to whether this bacteria or that bacteria is better........ sounds a little suspicious. Do you think the people living in Asia who purportedly "discovered" kefir had 50 bacteria?
I have made various milk products over the years from yogurt to kefir to cream cheese, hard cheese to paneer. Some batches work and some don't. Even the ones that don't are usually made edible.
If you don't like the kefir you get or the yogurt, just put it in a cheese cloth or piece of cloth and let it evaporate and voila you have cream cheese.