View Full Version : Making Rejuvelac - Have some questions
09-02-2010, 09:40 PM
Does anyone know ratios for the wheat berries/water? I know the method to make rejuvelac but I don't know anything about measurements. Say you have 1 cup of berries, how much water should you add? I'm going to soak 2 cups of berries, after they sprout I don't know how much water to use to make the rejuvelac.
Thanks for the help.
oh cool I was just getting set to make a post like this so thanks for doing already. I bought organic brown rice but now since I utterly failed :o to follow steps 6/7 apparently I skipped them completely. not sure what I have other than a stinky mess. so out it goes and i'm starting again. go me
here a link on the process i used (or didn't use)
what exactly is the 'smell' or 'taste' of rejuvelac? ok back to the drawing board.
09-02-2010, 11:38 PM
I never made it but but its suppose to be fizzy, sweet, lemony flavor.
09-03-2010, 09:33 AM
How much water? Look at it this way, you are going to have to change the water every day until it gets tangy, so for the first few days use only enough water to cover the berries so you don't have to drink a lot of weird tasting water that has little nutritional value (I use distilled water, if you are using tap water and throw it out then you could use as much water as you like).
On about the second or third day (depending on if it is summer or winter) you will start to get a proper rejuvelac, when this happens use as much water as you wish.
I've tried the sprouting method but it always goes bad on me too fast, so I just use unsprouted berries, it takes less time that way too.
Ann Wigmore told how to do it both with sprouting and non-sprouting. In one of her first books she gave the non-sprouting method and she used a ratio of 3 cups water to every cup of rejuvelac.
You can read her book here:
Oh, and I don't know if you know this but never drink the water straight from the rejuvelac jar, pour it off into another container first. There is no faster way to make rejuvelac go bad than to drink from the container because bacteria on your lips will contaminate the rejuvelac.
09-06-2010, 01:30 AM
I wasted 2 cups of wheat berries. I soaked them for around 12 hours, then I rinsed and drained them twice and rotated them occasionally for 2 days and none sprouted and it smelled bad. I think the temp wasn't right and it didn't have good air circulation.
09-06-2010, 01:51 AM
If you search the banana under my user name you will find a post I did explaining everything about making rejuvelac, and nut cheeses etc.
09-11-2010, 12:19 AM
Another 2 cups of wheat berries down the drain. Don't know what happened, I soaked for 12 hours, rinsed and drained for 2 days for them to sprout. They sprouted so I then added water to make rejuvelac. But after 2 days it was all smelly and I tasted it and it tasted like barf. I'm gonna try one more time, if it doesn't work I will use buckwheat or something else.
09-11-2010, 07:46 PM
Hippocrates Health Institute in west Palm has done research on Rejuvelac and have found that half the time(dont remember exact ratios, but this is pretty close) it contains harmful bacteria. They actually no longer incorporate it into their routine. You may want to find their research before you go thru the labor...I use to make it occasionally until I found this out.
09-16-2010, 02:49 AM
I think the rejuvelac was a success this time. Is it suppose to be sweet? Mine taste like water with lemon in it. Its not really sweet. I fermented for 48 hours. Its slightly carbonated. The smelly is kinda stinky but not too bad, not like a rotten stink like my last batch.
big foot marty
12-07-2010, 12:30 PM
soft wheat berries soaking today
will pour off and sprout tonight-
then fill with water -
drink on Friday or Saturday?
12-07-2010, 03:49 PM
I think the rejuvelac was a success this time. Is it suppose to be sweet? Mine taste like water with lemon in it. Its not really sweet. I fermented for 48 hours. Its slightly carbonated.
That sounds about right. Congratulations!
12-07-2010, 03:53 PM
How COOL!!! What do you plan to do with your Rejuv? Are you planning to do the Grezzo Cheese or a recipe in RFFE?
12-07-2010, 05:33 PM
I ve not had much of a problem making "juvie". If it is bad you will smell it and taste it. It has a kind of zingy, blah flavor but oh sooo good for you. When I am making it I drink it every day as it is a refreshing, health filled beverage!
12-07-2010, 08:05 PM
I'm going to try this soon myself. Some where I read a post of someone that prefers rye berries to wheat for the flavor so you might want to experiment with what grains you use.
12-08-2010, 03:46 PM
I stopped making it cause I hear this drink is bad. Is it true? I originally was making it to make a raw nut cheese. But I was also interested in drinking it. But anyway, I decided to use probiotic powder to make cheese instead. I still got a huge bag of wheat berries and I don't know what to do with it. I also got some rye berries too.
But how safe is this drink really?
12-08-2010, 05:48 PM
I was thinking about using a probiotic to seed the first batch, then just use a tiny amount at the end of the batch to start the next one. That way you'd be more in control instead of just letting random bacteria drop by and start growing.
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