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I am fermenting my first batch of beet kvass now. I'm not a big fan of beets, but I'll try any health drink once! What do you guys think, is it truly awful?
 

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No, it's not bad, and I don't like beets. It tooks me a few days to get fairly used to the taste but really it's not bad. The second brewing (where you add more water after most of the liquid is drink and let it sit another 2 days) is milder tasting. (I was going to rate it but I couldn't figure out whether "1" on a scale of 1-10 meant a taste you really like, or a taste that you just barely dislike!)
 

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Dude, I think this one goes up to 11. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
 

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Beets are disgusting, any way you serve them. I made beet kvass several times this summer (we got a lot of beets in our CSA boxes) hoping that I'd eventually learn to tolerate it. Nope. Yuck!
 

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I don't like beets, but i found it easier to take the kvass than a lot of other thing. 1. It's quick, the amount you need to take is small. 2. There is little to no aftertaste. Once you drink it, it's done! 3. The consistency is similar to water, which I find easier to deal with. 4. Compared to ginger carrots, I'd drink a whole quart!!<br><br>
so on a scale of 1-10, 1 being horrible and 10 being awesome, I'd rate it a 3 for taste, but a 8 for ease of use <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I love beets. The first time I had beet kvass, I thought it was pretty nasty. But then the second time I had it, I had bad indigestion and had an urge to drink it. It really helped, and after that, I thought it tasted pretty good. I bought my first quart from a local farmer and now I've got a craving for it and am probably gonna make some pretty soon.
 

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Gosh I must be a freak, I LOVE the taste of beet kvass! I wonder if the PPs who don't like the flavor used enough salt? It doesn't taste as good without enough of it. Once you put the water and salt in with the chopped beets, taste the brine and make adjustments if it's too bland.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I love beets. But beet kvass is a 8-9 (10 being :puke: )</div>
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the longer it sat in the fridge the better it tasted to me.The first time I didn't really like it.But my body seemed to need it and I am now really craving it.
 

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So now, why is it good for you? I think NT said it detoxes your liver and cleanses your blood (cleanses it of what?)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">So now, why is it good for you? I think NT said it detoxes your liver and cleanses your blood (cleanses it of what?)</div>
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And on this note, if it does detox, can one drink it while nursing?
 

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I'm guessing if you can drink kombucha while nursing, you can drink beet kvass... but I dunno for sure.<br><br>
So I had my first cup of beet kvass today. My mason jar brewed for 2 days. I set it on the warming mat next to my jars of kombucha so it would be happy at slightly above room temperature. Is it supposed to taste like vinegar? Because mine doesn't. It tastes like beety saline solution.
 

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I love beet kvass. I think it tastes good. I let mine go on the counter until it gets a bit cloudy, sometimes that takes longer than what it says in the book.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm guessing if you can drink kombucha while nursing, you can drink beet kvass... but I dunno for sure.<br><br>
So I had my first cup of beet kvass today. My mason jar brewed for 2 days. I set it on the warming mat next to my jars of kombucha so it would be happy at slightly above room temperature. Is it supposed to taste like vinegar? Because mine doesn't. It tastes like beety saline solution.</div>
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Yeah it just tastes like salty beet juice.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Is it supposed to taste like vinegar? Because mine doesn't. It tastes like beety saline solution.</div>
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Yes, it should taste slightly sour, even after only a couple of days brewing at room temperature. It should be fizzing in the jar before you put it in the fridge.<br><br>
When I make mayo or fermented foods/drinks, I always use some brine from a previous fermentation, rather than whey.
 
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