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    I recently started brewing my own kombucha, and making own kefir. I am blown away at the difference it has made to my general health. Has anybody got any tips or experiences they would like to share when it comes to home fermenting, gut health, or anything related to it?

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    I like to ferment veggies at home for probiotics and prebiotics. Some people call it "kimchi". Very easy to do.

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    https://www.wildfermentation.com/

    I own the book, its great.

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    Do you just use salt in a jar?

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    We have tinkered with this a bit, and for a while we had some Fire Cider, which is something like Apple Cider Vinegar with a plethora of other ingredients like ginger that do indeed make it very sharp.

    The only real tip I have would be, try to avoid a dispenser that has a cheap plastic spigot.

    Otherwise, the personal testimony of improvement mixed with doing it at home, is of great value. It is simply something that was "stolen" from us with the upsurge of Pasteurization and the general demise of subsistence farming, and here in the U. S. at least, it has been known that our commercial farmland is dead and veggies inert for a hundred years.

    The "complementary opposite" I would say is sprouts. I have seen that in Germany, stores have a "sprout cabinet" where the things are still alive, and so if one does not have acreage for wheat, chances are you can launch a small bed of sprouts over and over in limited space. The sprout is a dynamo of concentrated minerals, which thin out during the plant's life, eventually vanishing if grown in commercial farm soil around here.

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    I've had lots of success fermenting vegetables. It's so simple and so healthy.

    ..... but I have never yet tried Fermenting a whole Home



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    This was my first year of making my own Apple cider vinegar. It is so very simple to do and works wonderfully with apples that had fallen off my apple trees but were really small. I just wish I had made more.I mix some with water every morning and it actually tastes good, much better than Braggs ACV. I just made my first batch of yogurt using coconut milk, which is a relatively simple process as well. I have also done kombucha. I love the process of fermentation and the health benefits seem to be endless.

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    Quote Posted by Uilleam (here)
    I recently started brewing my own kombucha, and making own kefir. I am blown away at the difference it has made to my general health. Has anybody got any tips or experiences they would like to share when it comes to home fermenting, gut health, or anything related to it?
    Re kombucha, anything black in the pot is bad, dump it out, clean the pot and start over. Health benefits: wife tended to lose a lot of hair, but that stopped when drinking kombucha.

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