How to Make Banana Beer
Banana's are the second most important food crop in Rwanda and making Banana Beer is an art form
Imported beer is readily available in supermarkets but banana beer or Urwagwa is served in traditional containers and is by far the favorite, more so than any other local brew. Like most traditional skills, the recipe and process for brewing Urwagwa is handed down through generations by word of mouth.
How to make banana beer?
Making banana-beer all starts with collecting ripe bananas and pressing with banana leaves to yield slightly clear juice. The contents of the tank are then stirred, banana nectar is precious therefore any residual juice inside the wooden bucket is mixed using a small amount of water. Then millet is placed on top of the banana nectar, covered with banana leaves, and kept in a warm place for three days to allow fermentation. Enjoy the brew or filter further depending on your tastes. The local Rwandans have maintained brewing delicious Urwagwa traditionally for decades.
|Banana's are the second most important |
food crop in Rwanda.
Millets refers to a group of annual grasses mainly found in the arid and semiarid regions of the world.
These grasses produce small seeded grains and are often cultivated as cereals and used extensively in making baby foods.