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Project by drewpy posted 07-11-2019 03:18 PM 354 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a while since I have posted anything. I’m glad to be back and have enjoyed looking at everyone’s projects and craftsmanship.

I make my own Kefir Water to help promote good gut health. I have a friend that wanted to start drinking it. I supply him with Kefir Water and he supplies me with farm fresh eggs from his chickens. I figured I might as well build him something to carry a 6-pack of Kefir home.

It was made from some scrap pine and some Walnut I had sitting around. I sized it to old 6 16 once swing top Grolsch style bottles. I have always disliked the ones you see in stores or online that have the side slats just nailed to the outside so I recessed the Walnut into the end pine pieces. I added some dowels and a couple of V grove routed passes to give it some detail.

I used some dyed shellac on the pine and some Danish oil on the Walnut and finished it all off with some General Finishes wipe on Poly.

This is a batch after fermenting two days. I will add fresh berry juice, from blending them, bottle and ferment one more day before putting in the fridge (which halts the fermentation process).

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".





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SMP

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#1 posted 07-11-2019 04:23 PM

Looks great! I have hid kefir(more loke a drinkable yogurt). Never heard of kefir water. Does it taste like sour water?

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drewpy

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#2 posted 07-11-2019 04:33 PM

SMP – I ferment it for two days and then add fresh pureed berry juice to it and ferment it one more day. It ends up being a carbonated juice drink with a very slight sour (fermented) taste – like the milk. There are 100’s of different ways people do it.

I can make it myself without buying the milk at the store and get all the benefits.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#3 posted 07-11-2019 05:12 PM

Beautiful Drew! I like it.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#4 posted 07-11-2019 08:59 PM

That looks pretty good. I like the joinery! Well done!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#5 posted 07-11-2019 10:33 PM

Thanks Jerry and KDC.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#6 posted 07-12-2019 10:37 AM

Really well done. Nice job!

-- Petey

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#7 posted 07-12-2019 03:06 PM

Beautiful joynery and contrasting woods. Dovels look pretty cool too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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