Zulu Beer

Zulu Beer Ingredients

Utshwala besizulu (Zulu Beer)

 No Zulu ceremony is complete without the ceremonial passing around of the clay ukhamba.����  Utshwala is an example of this traditional fermented drink.

1 kg sorghum meal with malt
500gr maize meal
12 litres water


Mix 500gr sorghum meal with 500gr maize meal.  Add 2 litres boiling water and stir until well mixed.�� Cover with a lid when cool and allow to stand overnight to sour.

Boil 2 litres of water in a large pot and add the sour mixture over the heat, stirring continuously until the mixture reaches boiling point.  Cook for about an hour, then allow to cool.

Add 8 litres of cold water and the remainder of the sorghum meal and stir well.  Leave to ferment for up to three days.��  Strain the liquid through a sieve.  Allow to stand for 20-30 minutes â€��� it will then be ready to serve.