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RECIPE: BEET KVASS

Recipe: Beet Kvass


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Kvass is a traditional beverage in many cultures. This beet kvass is a simple, easy-to-make, and inexpensive way to take in a cultured beverages.


5 minutes

25 minutes

6 Servings



INGREDIENTS AND EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE AT CULTURES FOR HEALTH

Grey Celtic Sea Salt

Cheese, Vegetables Grey Celtic Sea Salt

Grey Celtic Sea Salt

$4.25

Celtic sea salt is a mineral-rich salt that takes fermentation to the next level. It is our favorite for fermenting vegetables and an alternative to ordinary table salt in the cultured kitchen.





INGREDIENTS:

  • 2-3 beets, depending on size
  • 4 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 quarts filtered water

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Chop beets into 1/2-inch pieces and place in a half-gallon jar.
  2. Add salt; fill jar with water, leaving 1 inch headspace.
  3. Cover the jar with a tight lid, airlock lid, or coffee filter secured with a rubber band.
  4. Culture at room temperature (60-70°F is preferred) until desired flavor and texture are achieved. If using a tight lid, burp daily to release excess pressure.
  5. Once the kvass is finished, put a tight lid on the jar and move to cold storage. The kvass flavor will continue to develop as it ages.


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When most of the liquid has been drunk from the kvass, refill the jar with water and culture for two days at room temperature again for a second, weaker batch.

 

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