$90

Fermenting Class #2 (Water Kefir) with Sarah Montano and Aaron Sternberg

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The Spoon Shop

73-4976 Kamanu Street

#105

Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

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Water kefir is a probiotic beverage that is naturally carbonated and can be flavored with beneficial herbs, coconut water, or fruit juice. Water kefir is similar to kombucha in that it is brewed with a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast.

In this participation class, Chefs Sarah Montano and Aaron Sternberg will teach you everything you need to know to make and appreciate your own water kefir. The class will follow this thorough and informative outline:

Part I
History of water kefir and its many names
Science & benefits of water kefir

Part II
Making a good home for kefir grains
How to feed kefir grains and keep them alive
How to keep kefir grains well-nourished
Troubleshooting
Sourcing ingredients

Part III
How to make fizzy bio-soda
Safety in brewing and how to prevent explosions
Experimenting with flavors
How to make boozy bio-soda

Part IV
Light fruit and veggie snack
Tasting of the water kefir in 4 different flavors

Please note:
Students will take home the following:

  • organic & non-GMO water kefir grains that are self replenishing
  • one 32-ounce Mason jar of water kefir
  • a piece of cheesecloth for home brewing
  • two 16-ounce bottles
  • recipes with tips and recommendations for trouble shooting


About the Chefs:

Sarah Montano and Aaron Sternberg share a passion for food that is good for the earth and good for the people. Sarah worked as a chef and organic gardener at a farm and retreat center here on the Big Island, and she specializes in farm-to-table cooking. Aaron is a lifelong environmental advocate and adventure guide on the island, with a focus on eco-sensitive food systems.

Sarah's and Aaron's goal is to curate experiences that inspire the reality that all people deserve the opportunity to access safe and healthy food without having to rely on the industrial and commercial conventional food systems. They strive to provide the tools and support that people need to work their way into food sovereignty and will seek to connect local people and communities to local food movements. Together, they have lived and worked on organic farms throughout Costa Rica and the United States where food preservation plays a key role in living sustainably. Sarah and Aaron love to grow food, forage for wild food, and gather together with friends for delicious meals that represent our vibrant local ingredients.



Frequently Asked Questions:

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
kitchen@thespoonshopkona.com or call 808-887-7666

What's the refund policy?
If you cancel at least 72 hours prior to a class, you will receive a full credit (not a cash refund, but a credit towards another class or for use in The Spoon Shop) minus Eventbrite's fee, which includes the Eventbrite payment processing fee and the Eventbrite service fee combined. You may transfer your registration to someone else (we ask you to notify us in advance if you're doing this). In the rare event that an instructor needs to cancel last minute, students will receive a full refund. We do not otherwise offer cash refunds.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
You may transfer your registration/ticket to someone else for no fee. Please contact us directly to do that.

Do I need to print my ticket?
No, you do not need to print your ticket.

Is alcohol available/provided?
Due to state liquor laws, we are unable to provide alcohol. But please feel free to BYOB to any of our classes. You can always contact us in advance for suggested pairings or you can check with Kona Wine Market across the street for recommendations.

What if I have dietary restrictions?
Please contact us in advance with any dietary restrictions. The recipes that will be used are developed using common cooking and baking ingredients that may or may not be specified in the menu titles, including various fruits and vegetables, nuts, meats, spices, wheat flours, etc. If you have a food allergy, please check with The Spoon Shop Kona before registering for the class. Adjustments to recipes cannot be made during class. We will share your dietary needs with our teachers and do our best to accommodate your requests. However, the curriculum for some classes cannot be revised in order to provide the best experience for the entire group.

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73-4976 Kamanu Street

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Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

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