You will need
- 25 g of yeast
- 3 liters of water
- 1 kg of rye bread
- 100 g raisins
- 100 g sugar
- 100 g of honey
- 200 g root ginger or 100 g of horseradish
For making home brew for a start, preheat the oven at 200oC. On a baking sheet spread the bread crumbs and place in oven for 15 minutes. Put the breadcrumbs in a wide pan.
Boil water separately. Pour over crackers. Cover the pan with a towel, allowing the mixture to steep for 3-4 hours.
Strain the infusion through a sieve. Pour it into a new pot. Add sugar, yeast. Cover the infusion with a towel. Leave it to ferment for days.
Again strain the infusion. Add the raisins, honey, grated ginger or horseradish. Now the brew you can drink. The rest of the drink pour into a resealable bottle and store in the fridge.
If adding horseradish or ginger brew is very sharp, recommended in the recipe the amount of these additives can be reduced by half.
As a flavor addition to homemade kvas is also suitable leaves of black currant, cherry or lemon balm, dried fruit and berries.