One of summer’s advantages is that there is always plenty of fresh fruit to be had, especially if you have a few fruit trees in your own backyard. Often you don’t know what to do with so much fruit. Well here is a suggestion which we thought you would appreciate – apricot brandy – we’re using apricots but you can distil just about any fruit that you have on hand.
Umqombothi, from the Xhosa language, is a beer made from maize, maize malt, sorghum malt, yeast and water. It is commonly found in South Africa. It is very rich in Vitamin B. The beer has a heavy and distinctly sour aroma. The beer does not have a very high alcohol content, usually less than 3%. In appearance, the beer is opaque and light tan in colour. It has a thick, creamy and gritty consistency (from the maize).
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Small distillery research: University of Stellenbosch