Make sure to always use organic ripe fruit when fermenting.
Place fruit, honey and ginger in the jar. Add water to fill up the jar, except the top inch. You’ll need that extra space to allow pressure to build. Tightly close the jar. Place in room temperature for 2-3 days, give it a shake twice a day to prevent bacteria from forming on the surface. After 24 hours you can see fermentation bubbles.
Taste your brew every day to see when it is ready, it depends on the room temperature and sugar content. It should taste sweet and tangy and the fruit should look "cooked." Strain the brew and drink as it is or store in the fridge for up to a week.
If you have any problems with the fermenting process, you could add whey or yeast as a starter, it could depend on the water or the honey you use. The natural alcohol level in homemade Kvass is very very low, about 0.05% to 1.0%, which means that children can drink it too.
Other Kvass Combinations
- cherry, raspberry, cardamom
- apple, raisins, cinnamon
- lemon, dried apricots, ginger
- mango, chai spices
- beet, apple, lemon balm
- nectarine, camomile
- blackberry, peaces, vanilla bean
- dried prunes, lemon, ginger