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.


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


  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.


  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.


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


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



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