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Old 06-19-2011, 03:30 PM   #11
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You should read Radical Brewing by Randy Mosher. Its a great book and there is a chapter on historic brews. He talks about Kvass and has a recipe in there. Lots of other great ideas and other recipe's too! Its reasonably priced and an easy read!

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Old 06-19-2011, 03:38 PM   #12
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There is a local nano-brewery here near Pittsburgh that gave this a shot. I went out to chat with him and he sent me home with a growler of it so I could review it for him on beer advocate. Again, as seems to be the case with a lot of attempts at this, it wasn't perfectly true to form...about 2.5% alcohol and he used a little bit of brewer's yeast in addition to the bread just to kickstart the fermentation. It wasn't all that good. It tasted like a watered down citrus drink to me and as you can imagine, it was VERY yeasty in taste.

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Old 06-19-2011, 05:56 PM   #13
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I just bottled it and now I have to wait 4-5 days to carbonate... It says to rebottle off the sediment but I'm just gonna treat it like a beer and pour it off from yeast layer... It looks and smells disgusting but nothing flat and yeasty looks appetizing. I wasn't brave enough to taste it. I put some raisins in there cause recipe said so.. Can't wait to try it... And I was looking at getting tht book. I do like radical things

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Old 09-17-2011, 05:49 AM   #14
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How does it taste?

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Old 09-17-2011, 06:21 AM   #15
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I born in Russia and lived there for 18 years, and from what I know kvass is non-alcoholic beverage. More like soda, just not so carbonated and sweet. It is hundreds of years old, made from bread but this days its made out of extract on large scale and authenticity suffers as well as taste. I remember home made kvass, when I was a kid and my mother always make some. I have not found one commercial example that would be even close to that.

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Old 09-17-2011, 06:31 AM   #16
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The Mad Fermentationist has done a bunch of kvass experiments. Just go to his site, http://www.themadfermentationist.com/ and put "kvass" in the search box. I've been thinking about trying a kvass myself.

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Old 09-17-2011, 06:48 AM   #17
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I born in Russia and lived there for 18 years, and from what I know kvass is non-alcoholic beverage. More like soda, just not so carbonated and sweet. It is hundreds of years old, made from bread but this days its made out of extract on large scale and authenticity suffers as well as taste. I remember home made kvass, when I was a kid and my mother always make some. I have not found one commercial example that would be even close to that.

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let me be the first to implore you to call home and get the recipe.
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