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Lacto-fermented sodas

davidg618's picture
davidg618

Lacto-fermented sodas

I've made old-fashioned ginger beer, and root beer using champagne yeast, but I'd never heard of bacterially fermented soda. Does anyone on the TFL make it? If so, can you point me at your favorite websites, or recipes. I want to try this, especially when peaches from our northern neighbor, Georgia, ripen.

David G.

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brewninja's picture
brewninja

I've never tried it, but Sally Fallon (author Nourishing Traditions) has at least one  recipe.

I'd try a search for her or the Weston Price Foundation.

Also, would you cosider Kombucha what your looking for? There's tons of info online about Kombucha making.

 

davidg618's picture
davidg618

I Googled Sally Fallon, and the Weston Price Foundation was at the top of the first page.

Thanks,

David G.

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zoso
davidg618's picture
davidg618

I'd discovered with a Google search, but the second one, homegrown.org, is wonderful! All (but a few) of my earthy interests and delights are included.

Thank you,

David G.

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Mini Oven

There are some cultures that make drinks and alcoholic beverages by chewing and containing the ingredients allowing further fermentation to ripen the beverage. One well know example:

See Kava, national drink of fiji.  > http://kavaroot.com/aboutkava_frames.htm

Mini

davidg618's picture
davidg618

I'm sure the resulting fermented beverage is reasonably safe to consume, but my typical USA upbringing sez, "I'm drinking some strangers' spit". I looked for Westernized recipes, found a few, but also found this site among them.

http://nccam.nih.gov/news/alerts/kava/

I don't think my daily statin dose and kava would be compatible :-(

Thanks anyway,

David G.