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Kvass

 

(Russian, kvas), a refreshing drink, dating from Kievan Rus’.

Kvass is usually made from malt (rye or barley), rye flour, sugar and mint. A kvass wort is prepared and then fermented with the aid of a combined culture of kvass yeast and lactic acid bacteria. The wort is kept at 20°-25°C for six to 12 hours to complete fermenting process. The kvass is cooled to 10°-15°C and poured off, with the yeast being left in the primary vessel; the kvass is then filtered and poured into barrels and bottles. Kvass concentrates, which are easily prepared at home, are available. Other kvasses are made of fruits and berries, including apples, lemons, and cranberries.

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n Hand met 'n kwas reik na binne om 'n oog op die muur te skilder.
My kwas moet praat soos 'n fauvis omdat die herfs self 'n fauvis is.
Omdat ek nie professioneel skilder nie, hoef ek nie vernuwend in gesprek te tree met die kontemporere skilderkuns nie en kan ek gewoon gemaklik met die kwas, verf en bord omgaan en dit geniet.
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Hy is besig om te verf--met 'n kwas in die hand--aan 'n voorstelling op die doek wat ons nie kan sien nie.