Rooibos beer

Prep: 20 mins
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An innovative rooibos-infused beer recipe that blends the rich, malty flavours of traditional beer with the distinct nutty and herbal notes of rooibos tea, creating a delightful and refreshing brew with a South African twist.

By Independent Contributor August 04 2023
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Ingredients (9)

5 sugar
500 ml lukewarm water
10 g instant yeast
600 g castor sugar
15 ml tartaric acid
250 ml lemon juice
20 ml lemon rind
3 l strong rooibos tea
3.5 l cold water
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Makes: 7.25 Litres

Dissolve the 5ml sugar in 500ml lukewarm water. Sprinkle the instant yeast over and set aside until frothy, about 10 minutes.

Mix the remaining dry ingredients with the liquid and juice together with the activated yeast mixture and stir until well mixed.

Cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrapping and leave in a warm place for about 12 hours.

Strain the mixture through a muslin cloth and pour the beer into bottles with tops. Leave in a cool place for 3 days. Chill before serving.


As the beer is very fizzy, ensure that the bottles are opened slowly and carefully, allowing the fizz to subside before totally removing the lid. It must be stored in a cool place or else the yeast will ferment too quickly, and the bottles could explode (preferably use plastic bottles).

Reprinted with permission from I Love 2 Bake

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