Fermentation Starters & Tools

Fermented foods have become popular again and find their way into many kitchens in New Zealand. Brimming with probiotics, nutrients and flavour, we can understand why. With the right tools and a helping hand we want to get you started on your journey of better health, nutrition and well-being. We offer a range of fermentation equipment from jars to airlocks and wooden pounders as well as hands-on and online workshops.

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DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Kit

Price $25.00
Availability: 38 In Stock
We have put together this kit for anyone wanting to make their own apple cider vinegar.

Apple cider vinegar is easy and satisfying to make at home and the health benefits are numerous.

A lot of cider vinegar in the supermarkets are pasteurised and filtered. This removed the microbiome of the vinegar and you won't get the maximum health benefits from it.

Water Kefir Kit

Price $45.00
Availability: 46 In Stock

We have put together this kit for anyone wanting in making delicious water kefir at home.

The KoruKai Herb Farm "Water Kefir Guide" will guide you along step by step to make your own probiotic, healthy, fizzy water kefir sodas at home.

You can get an additional glass jar (select below).

Water Kefir Grains

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Price $14.00
Availability: 40 In Stock

Make your own fizzy, probiotic drink to benefit your digestive tract.

Vegan cousin of milk kefir and caffeine-free friend of kombucha.


3 Tbsp of active organic water kefir grains to make 1 litre of fizzy, probiotic drink in 48 hours.

Come with our comprehensive guide and recipes for lots of inspiration.

Water Kefir Guide

Price $5.00
Availability: 89 In Stock
This guide covers all the basics that you need to know to create probiotic, healthy, fizzy water kefir sodas.
It includes instructions how to make the frist and the second ferment and includes recipes and flavour combinations.

You will get the guide as downloadable pdf so make sure you enter the correct email address when placing your order.

Last update: 7th January 2021

Juice Fasting Support Bundle

Price $55.00
Availability: Out of stock

One of the most powerful things you can do for your health, well-being and longevity is fasting.
During fasting you are giving your digestive system a rest and allowing your body to literally take the rubbish out.

Can can do a day, two days or 5+ days of fasting. With this bundle you are set to go.

We are reworking this bundle at the moment. It will be available again soon.

Fermentation Pack

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Price $79.00
Availability: 9 In Stock
We have put together this pack for anyone wanting in making delicious ferments at home, but unsure where to start and how to go about it.

The KoruKai Herb Farm "Lacto-Fermentation" booklet will guide you along step by step to make your own probiotic lactic-ferments at home.

Please select Standard Pack or Maxi Pack (details below).

Fermenting Airlock without ring

Price $5.00
Availability: 9868 In Stock

Diameter: 8.4cm

This silicone airlock is perfect for keeping lacto-fermented pickles and drinks under an airlock during fermentation. As pressure builds up gas pushes out the top of the spout without letting air in.

They are suited for mason jars and are secured with a stainless steel ring (ring not included).

1 airlock without ring is $5.

For airlocks with ring please go here.

Fermenting Airlock with ring

Price $7.50
Availability: 9853 In Stock
This silicone fermentation airlock and stainless steel band is perfect for keeping lacto-fermented pickles and drinks under an airlock during fermentation and storage. As pressure builds up gas pushes out the top of the spout without letting air in.

Diameter of airlock is 8.4cm

One airlock with ring is $7.50

For airlocks without ring please go here.

Fermenting Weight

Price $7.50
Availability: 118 In Stock

This glass fermentation weight is just what you need to make ferments successfully at home.
Place it over your shredded vegetables and fit a fermenting airlock on the jar.
They are also great to make homemade apple cider vinegar.

Diameter is 69mm, depth 22mm
Weight: 180g

The weight fits most wide mouth preserving jars. Always measure the jars before placing an order.


One weight is $7.50
Four weights are $28

Fermentation Pounder

Price $29.50
Availability: 20 In Stock
We have made a great amount of ferments over the years at KoruKai Herb Farm and used a fair bit of pounders. We know what makes a pounder fabulous.
This one is made to our measurements by a local Akaroa woodturner and is well-designed for pounding vegetables and tightly packing them into jars or crocks for best fermentation.

Perpetual Probiotic Yoghurt Culture

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Price $15.00
Availability: 42 In Stock
We are excited to share this starter culture with you that will make endless amounts of yoghurt. No need to buy again and again as with most other yoghurt cultures.

Comes with clear instructions via email to make Probiotic Yoghurt and recipes for Greek Yoghurt, Simple Yoghurt Cheese (labneh) and Shankleesh (Lebanese cheese balls marinated in olive oil).

Fermentation Flask

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Price $69.00
Availability: 49 In Stock
This Fermenting Flask from Culture Cupboard is perfect to keep your kefir at a steady temperature without the nighly lows in winter and the mid day highs in summer.
It is also amazing to make your own yoghurt without the need for an electric yoghurt maker.
The flask comes with a glass jar and a recipe book to make your own dairy and dairy-free yoghurts.

Kitchen Thermometer

Price $15.00
Availability: 9955 In Stock
Stainless Steel Thermometer for kefir, yoghurt and cheese making

13.5 cm long with clip

This thermometer is an accurate way to ensure you are heating your milk up to the right temperature. It has saved the life of kefir grains more than once and is essential for probiotic yoghurt making.

This thermometer has a clip to attach the thermometer to a pot or jar.

Milk Kefir Grains 28th June

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Price $18.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

Shipment of fresh kefir grains every week.

Order now for shipment on Monday, 28th June 2021.

1 portion of active milk kefir grains to culture 1-2 cups of milk in 12-24 hours.
Buy once and use over and over again.

The perfect addition is the Fermenting Flask to keep your kefir at a steady temperature - day and night!

Milk Kefir Guide

Price $5.00
Availability: 86 In Stock
This guide covers all the basics that you need to know to create probiotic, healthy milk kefir.

You will get the guide as downloadable pdf so make sure you enter the correct email address when placing your order.

Last update: 1st October 2020

Milk Kefir Kit

Price $45.00
Availability: 9 In Stock

This kit contains all the basic equipment that you need to make healthy probiotic milk kefir at home.
This kit comes with active and healthy milk kefir grains, that can be used over and over again.
All you need do is add fresh milk and you are ready to ferment.

Please note that this kit gets shipped each week.

Next shipment: 28th June 2021

Kefir Strainer

Price $12.00
Availability: 9989 In Stock
Stainless Steel Strainer for Milk and Water Kefir Grains

10 cm diameter

Small round stainless steel sieve with a fine wire mesh.
Perfect for use when straining the kefir grains out of the finished kefir. Can also be used for sieving flour or draining food.
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