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[–] NoTrueScotsman [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Here is the article I followed.

Lactoferments and probiotic beverages and foods can keep your family healthy, but they get expensive at the store. I'm trying to start making my own to save money, so here's my successful result!

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[–] Le_Squish 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I love fermented beets! Your's look lovely. I have some siting on my counter right now. I have to use a 5% solution as well as some mustard seed to prevent mold in my climate though.

Ferment All The Things!!!

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[–] clamhurt_legbeard 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Does the mustard seed add noticeable flavors?

That might be fun even if you don't need it!

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[–] SyriansAreTerrorists 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Is it better than Mountain Dew?

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[–] NoTrueScotsman [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

For hydration, for supporting liver and kidney function, and for healthy gut flora, yes.

For flavor... Would you like salty, effervescent dirt better than mountain dew? Likely not.

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[–] ExceptionEncountered 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Only if you take it anally. Good luck.

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[–] clamhurt_legbeard 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Unnatural purple vs unnatural green. A battle for the ages.

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[–] BugCityBeatdown 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Thanks this is dope as hell. We made some bread from scratch last week and I’ve been itching for some more DIY kitchen things that aren’t boring as heck.

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[–] NoTrueScotsman [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I definitely recommend moving it to the fridge once it really starts bubbling. My batch was this and two other containers, and the one I left out of the fridge molded on top.

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[–] Narow_Foe_Minsk 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Kvass is traditionally made with bread, no? So this is isn't really kvass, just fermented beets. Good job nevertheless. If I recall, kvass was a way to utilize rye bread before it would spoil, as it doesn't make good breadcrumbs like wheat bread does.

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[–] NoTrueScotsman [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yeah, I don't know how long ago people started calling this "beet kvass". I'm sure it was fairly recent in the scheme of things. My guess is it started because this was intended as a beverage with similar health benefits to the original kvass. Calling it pickled beets or fermented beets doesn't sound as much like you're supposed to drink it. The word kvass also seems to mean fermented or sour, so it is accurate, at least.

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[–] clamhurt_legbeard 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You can make it with rye bread, for sure. But this is another kvass. It derives from the Slavic word for sour.

For instance:

Polish: kwas buraczany;

Russian: свекольный квас (svekolny kvas);

Ukrainian: буряковий квас (buryakovy kvas)

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[–] YoHomie 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You can get a jar of pickled beets at Aldi's for around a dollar.

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[–] clamhurt_legbeard 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Pickled and fermented are different, tho.

Pickles themselves used to be good, but they're just dumped into white vinegar.

Even sauerkraut isn't always raw fermented anymore.