Kvass and eternal leaven leaven

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I use this recipe I do not remember how many years! In my opinion, it was the only thing I knew how to cook, married... Brew turns out excellent, I tell you. Refreshing, vigorous, sharp. And quench the thirst, and become the basis for a delicious hash. Preparing the brew on the yeast, which can be stored forever. From year to year I'm doing a starter in March and November (and sometimes longer!) the house smells of delicious home brew. If interested, come in.

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Ingredients for Kvass and eternal leaven leaven

Step by step instruction of cooking Kvass and eternal leaven leaven

Шаг 1

Rye flour mixed with yeast and sugar.

Шаг 2

Pour warm water, mix well.
Cover with gauze or cloth and put aside for aging - 12-14 hours (I left on the kitchen table).
It is worth considering that during fermentation the yeast behaves quite actively, so you need to take volumetric glassware, to the leaven was where "grow". I do ferment in a quart jar.

Шаг 3

Clearly shows: the initial state of ferment...

Шаг 4

Already after 1 hour.

Шаг 5

Ready starter stored in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed container (jar or container). To prepare the brew, just to get her to take the required amount and remove the back in the fridge.
A "feed" the leaven should leaven the sediment. More on that later...

Шаг 6

In three-liter jar of put crackers. From what you have bread crumbs, it does not matter. Rye will give the drink a rich color and a distinctive acidity. With breadcrumbs from white bread kvass will turn out lighter and the taste will be a little softer. But it will be good anyway.

Шаг 7

Pour the bread crumbs with boiling water and allow to cool to room temperature.

Шаг 8

Add yeast and sugar (how sweet you can adjust yourself).
Mix well.

Шаг 9

Cover the jar with gauze or cloth and leave to ferment in a warm place.

Шаг 10

Periodically stir. As you can see, during the fermentation process the crackers well rise up, therefore it is not necessary to pour water under the neck.

Шаг 11

After about 14-16 hours the brew is ready (you can just try it on readiness: kvass from rye bread is cooked faster than the white. And temperature conditions also play a role!).
So, the finished product strain.

Шаг 12

The brew I bottled in plastic bottles and always have in stock, and store conveniently. In each bottle put a few raisins. The raisins will give the right sharpness to the brew.

Шаг 13

Tightly close the bottles and put them in the fridge for a day or two. During this time, the brew infusions, acquire the necessary sharpness and clear (settled).
From this quantity of ingredients is obtained 2.5 liters of kvass.

Шаг 14

And this leaven precipitate, which is formed in the bottles is already filtered and settled with a drink, we will "feed" leaven.