Russian Apple Kvas Recipе - Квас
Prep Time: 18 hours
Total Time: 18 hours
- 8 cups apple juice
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 Tbsp active dry yeast
- 1/2 tsp dark molasses, or 1 tsp instant coffee
- 6 cups filtered water
Fill a 16 cup glass jar with 8 cups apple juice.
Add sugar, yeast and molasses. Stir until sugar dissolves than add water.
Cover with multiple layers of cheesecloth or a cotton cloth and put a rubber band over the rim of the jar. Let stand on the counter for 18 hours, then refrigerate. Once it's completely chilled, you can remove the cheese cloth and screw the lid on. If you put the lid on while it's warm, too much pressure will build up inside the jar.
Serve Kvas once it's completely chilled.
Snezhana suggested: 4-8 heaping tablespoons of sugar, (7 tbsp = 1/2 cup which turned out quite nice!) Instead of using a cloth over the top, you can also poke holes in the lid while it sits on the counter.