How To Make Rejuvelac, Part 3: Fermenting

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

This morning I woke up to find that my rye berries had sprouted. Yay! What a great day to ferment something in honor of green beer!

Here’s what the sprouted berries look like. You should see tiny, thin tails protruding from the bottoms of the berries.


The last step before we start to ferment is adding 6 – 7 cups of water (tap, purified, etc.) to the jar. Leave the cheesecloth attached, make sure the jar is upright and set the jar with the sprouted berries in a dark, warm space for 48 hours. Do not shake the jar. The berries need to be immobile for the fermenting process to start.


I will be back in 48 hours to show you how to bottle and store your fermented beverage (FYI, this contains zero alcohol). In the meantime, simply walk (or run, or bike) away!


Happy St. Patrick’s Day!