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Kvass Klyukvennyi (Cranberry Kvass)

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Category: Beverages

 Ingredients List

  • 1 pk (12 oz) cranberries
  • 5 1/4 c Boiling water
  • 3/4 c Plus
  • 1 ts Sugar *
  • 3/8 ts Cream of tartar
  • 1 pk Active dry yeast; (2 1/4
  • -tsp)


* Turbinado sugar works well in this recipe.

Put the berries in a large container and pop them with a potato masher.
Cover with boiling water to extract the juice. Let stand for 12 hours.

Strain out the berries, and set aside for another use. Measure out 1/4 cup
of the liquid and combine with 1 tsp. sugar. Heat the mixture in the
microwave for 12 seconds to lukewarm, add the yeast, and let proof for 5

To the remaining strained cranberry juice, add the sugar, cream of tartar,
and yeast mixture. Cover, and let stand in a warm place for 8 hours.

Strain the fermented cranberry juice (which is now kvass), bottle, and
leave at room temperature for another 8 hours. Refrigerate until ready to

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