Introduction to Preserving
Making Quick Pickles
Making Quick Jams: Refrigerator or Freezer Jam
How to Can Tomatoes
How to Can Pickles
How to Can Jam and Jelly
Salting and Brining
You mentioned fruit kvass in the article, and said it helped you with heartburn. I would like to be clear about wether you meant fruit kvass helped or if it was the beet one? Thank you.
I am really new to this but want to make the kvass. I see questions about added probiotics or starters...what would that be. I am going to be using our city water which is flouridated, will that be a problem? And finally, would it be a good idea to add a drop or two of Trace Minerals?? Thanks for the help.
I have made beet kvass off and on for years (mostly off). I just today opened kvass that sat on the counter for 5-6 days. I used 4 medium organic beets, 4 organic carrots, a thin-sliced onion and a bulb of peeled garlic split between two 1/2 gallon jars with 2 Tbsp Himalayan salt and reverse osmosis water. It made 3 quarts of the best kvass I've tasted to date. To me the addition of the other veggies makes all the difference. Although I didn't see rising bubbles or have any overflow, I was very surprised to get a buzz from a small glass with my Sunday brunch!
I notice you did not add any probiotics into the jar.....Most other recipes call for a starter of some sort?
Don't we need a starter?
I see that the author didn't answer your question. The answer is no. No probiotics needs. The beets have this within them. It's a fun and easy drink to make.
I made the beet kvaas and have been drinking a shot-glass per day. I made it in a quart jar, and it only lasted me 6 days. I filled the jar with water and it's now sitting on my counter until tomorrow. So that's two days without it. I thought I would make another batch in a different jar in a day or two, so that I'd always have some in the refrigerator. How do you make sure you always have enough?
Hi Mike, After awhile, you get the idea about how much you drink and how often you need to make it. I make it about once a week.
Dear C.L: I can hardly wait to try fermenting beets as u have mentioned. Would distilled H2O be ok to use? Thanks for this nutritious info.
In general, distilled water is not good to drink. It has absolutely no minerals so it pulls minerals from your body in order to metabolize it. If the choice is chlorinated or distilled, I would go with the distilled but be sure to use good quality salt (with minerals) and you might want to throw in a piece of seaweed as well.