A beer that will forever represent the true African history and tradition.
5 kg maize meal
2 kg maize malt (umthombo wombila)
4 kg wheat malt (umthombo wamabele)
1. Mix 5 kg maize meal, 2 kg maize malt and 1 kg wheat malt in the 25 L bucket.
2. Add cold water to reach ¾ level of the bucket and add 1 kettle of boiling water.
3. Mix all these ingredients together, place the lid on the bucket (But do not seal the lid, just place it on top.)
4. Leave the mixture to ferment overnight on a mat in a warm room.
5. You should start to see the results of the fermentation in the mixture (it should be foamy). Stir to lift ingredients resting at the bottom of the bucket.
6. Fill a large pot with 3/5 of water and heat it to boiling point.
7. Slowly add all the fermented mixture to the boiling water until it forms the same texture as that of porridge.
8. Once cooked, empty some of the contents of the pot into a large container and leave a little cooked mixture in the pot.
9. Slowly add more of the fermented mixture to fill the pot. You will have to keep adding warm water to ensure the porridge is smooth.
10. Repeat step 4 and 5 until all the fermented contents of the 25 lt bucket are cooked.
11. Leave the cooked porridge in the large container with the lid on top (do not seal the lid, just place it on top).
12. Allow to cool for the rest of the day and overnight.
13. Add the remaining 3 kg wheat malt to the cold porridge mixture and stir the ingredients together.
14. Leave the cold porridge and wheat malt mix in the large container with the lid on top. Do not seal the lid, just place it on top.
15. Leave the mixture to ferment overnight on a mat in a warm room.
16. On the morning of day 4, the contents of the pot should have the appearance of umqombothi - a thick, rich foamy layer at the top of the container.
17. Stir the ingredients
18. Ivovo is a woven sieve and it is ideal for brewing umqombothi. Fill it with the mixture and twist to strain the liquid into the second large container.
19. Empty the sieve of the grains and repeat step 3 until all the mixture is strained.
Bring out ukhamba, the calabash, and serve your umqombothi
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