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.
- Take 1 cup of rye berries and put them in a 1/2 gallon sized Mason jar.
- Put three or more cups of water into the jar to cover the berries.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!