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Old 06-17-2011, 09:44 PM   #1
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I recently was watching Bizarre Foods (A cool show) And he was in St. Petersburg Russia and was trying a non-alcoholic drink by Russian Standards called Kvass and is about 1-2% ABV... So I decided tomorrow after looking and digging up recipes to go and try to make some. I was wondering if anyone on here has tried to make some and if it came out good. If anyone had any family recipes that would be even greater. It seemed like a cool project to do and any help or anything would be cool...

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Old 06-17-2011, 09:48 PM   #2
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They had a special in BYO a few issues back with some recipes, its like a beer that's made with bread right? I'm at work right now so I dont have the issue in front of me but maybe someone can chime in. Let us know how it is.

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Old 06-17-2011, 09:48 PM   #3
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Yep it's like beer with bread With rye or pumpernickel to be exact

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Old 06-17-2011, 09:56 PM   #4
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I found the BYO version but its not really a True to style version the OG is around 1.040 and has pilsner malt in it... Thanks for mentioning it I might have to try it once I go to The LHBS

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Old 06-17-2011, 10:01 PM   #5
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Cool man. If you do it let us know how it turns out. I found that article very interesting, especially how it is made and served, like a hotdog stand style but with alcohol!!

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Old 06-17-2011, 10:28 PM   #6
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Ya it's pretty cool And I will it should e a nice light alcohol change for beer.

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Old 06-18-2011, 03:57 AM   #7
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i heard it is best to make your own bread, store bread has too much salt.

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Old 06-18-2011, 08:39 PM   #8
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I made this a few years ago when I was living with my non-drinking family. It was great, but I really don't think I paid much attention to sanitizing or being precise. I would love to make it again, but I think I need a better recipe than the one I had hunted up online, so if you find one, post about it

The second time I made it, it smelled like beer. And my family was appalled. I was thrilled, inside, but I was a little afraid to drink it, too, so I dumped most of it out

I used store bought rye that was very hearty (some kind of specialty bread, their "rustic" rye, or something) and I brewed it in a one-gallon container. But anyway! Love to hear what you find and how it turns out.

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Well I got pumpernickel bread because they didn't have any darker ryes that I needed and I read pumpernickel makes a heartier brew anyways So I boiled water and added bread now I'm waiting 8 hrs till 1230 to add sugar and yeast. I hope it turns out good the liquid I have right now looks good right. I nice amber color. I can't wait

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I did everything and now after letting it ferment it smells alcoholic. I'm letting it sit so I can siphon it off the yeast layer and put it in bottles... I hope it's good right now it doesn't look very promising

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