How To Make Rejuvelac, Part 1: Soaking


Rejuvelac is a fermented beverage that is made from a sprouted grain such as rye, soft white wheat berries or quinoa (the list goes on).

I’m going to show you how to make rejuvelac at home. This will be a multi-day process with minimal work and lots of results.

Here’s what you will need for Part 1:

  • 1 cup of grain. I will be using rye berries on this post. I recommend non-gmo, organic berries if possible. I get mine at a store that sells them in bulk. For me, the cost per cup is $0.75.
  • A 1/2 gallon glass jar with a wide mouth, like a Mason Ball canning jar. Michael’s, a craft store, sells them in different sizes.
  • 1 square of cheesecloth, which you can purchase at the grocery store.
  • Water. Purified or tap is fine.
  • A rubber band or Mason jar lid, used to secure the cheesecloth.
  • A wooden spoon.

Here are step-by-step instructions (with pictures included) on soaking grains for making rejuvelac.

  1. Take 1 cup of rye berries and put them in a 1/2 gallon sized Mason jar.

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  2. Put three or more cups of water into the jar to cover the berries.

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  3. Take a wooden spoon with a long handle, put the handle into the water and stir briskly. By doing this we are making sure that all of the berries are completely immersed in the water.

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  4. Remove the spoon. Using scissors cut a small square or rectangle of cheesecloth to cover the mouth of the jar. Secure the cheesecloth with either a rubber band or the lid of the Mason jar.

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  5. Walk (or run) away and let the berries soak overnight (or about 8 – 12 hours).

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I usually start soaking them in the morning before work so when I get home they’re ready for the next part—sprouting!

Peace,
Sara

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