Many people have asked how to pack grains for travel, this is how I do it.
- Place 2-4 Tablespoons of kefir grains in a glass or plastic container
- Wrap in a paper towel
- Wrap in aluminum foil
- Place in a zip lock bag
- Keep in the fridge until right before you leave, then place between layers of clothing in your checked luggage.
Why do I wrap so much? Partly for insulation, partly because the grains get so excited they often leak a bit, so I want to maximize my chances of keeping them contained and my clothing dry.
When you get to your destination, start fermenting right away. If for some reason you cannot, then just put in the fridge until you can.
To make things even easier I always bring a plastic strainer, funnel and a bag of coconut sugar so I have everything I need. If there is not a glass jar, I buy one to use for the duration of our stay.