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Re: Sorghum in Africa

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  • waljaco
    Thanks. http://www.unbreweries.co.za wal
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 12, 2012
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      Thanks.

      http://www.unbreweries.co.za

      wal

      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "hugh harnett" <hugh.harnett@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi Wal,
      >
      > Sorghum is also used in making gluten free beer.
      >
      > The SABMiller Sorghum beer brands aren't available in SA, although I suspect being brewed by SAB it will be almost as insipid as their lagers - Interestingly enough thanks to our recent consumer protection act, SAB has had to add Maize (corn) to their ingredient list on their flagship lager bottles here.
      >
      > The traditional African sorghum beer here is well... an acquired taste, very nutritious but it has a prominent sour milk taste and is low in alcohol. The major producer in SA is UNB http://www.unbreweries.co.za
      >
      > For those who may be interested a local yeast manufacturer produces yeast for people wanting to make it at home and gives the following recipes on the back of the yeast packets.
      >
      > UMQOMBOTHI (Traditional African Sorghum Beer)
      >
      > 5kg Sorghum Malt - a number of supermarkets carry it here
      > 2.5kg Mealie-Meal (Corn meal / grits)
      > Yeast (This is from Anchor here in SA - a big wine and bread yeast manufactures but any bread yeast would work)
      > 25L luke warm water
      > Method:
      > (1)Using an open dish, mix some of the malt and mealie meal together with some lukewarm water
      > (2) Leave mixture in a cool place overnight or until it tastes sour.
      > (3) Boil water in a pot and pour the mixture into it, cook for about 40min, stirring often
      > (4) After cooking pour the mixture into an open dish and allow to cool down.
      > (5) When the mixture has cooled down add more malt to the mixture and mix thoroughly.
      > (6) Add yeast and leave overnight
      > (7) strain and serve.
      >
      > The final product is cloudy bordering on murky, tastes like sour milk, is low in alcohol but still enjoyed by millions of South Africans.
      >
      >
      > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "waljaco" <waljaco@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Grain sorghum in Africa - a replacement for barley.
      > >
      > > http://tinyurl.com/7dtzf6c
      > >
      > > http://tinyurl.com/6rgxnxs
      > >
      > > wal
      > >
      >
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