Banana Beer

Banana Beer is made of ripened bananas. Banana can be ripened by digging a ditch, filling the ditch with banana leaves and burning it, while placing the banana on top, and adding more leaves. Another method is to have two ditches; one for burning leaves, connected via tunnel to a second ditch, where bananas are placed, covered with leaves. The latter method ripens bananas more quickly. Ripened bananas are peeled by hands. It is mashed to remove the juices. Roasted Sorghum or other cereal is added to the banana juice. It is then left to ferment for 18 to 24 hours. A cotton cloth is used to filter the fermented liquid. 

A simple process is as follows: 

  1. Ripe bananas Peel by hand 
  2. Knead or squeeze out the juice 
  3. Add water to juice. The water:banana juice ratio should be 1:3 
  4. Mix with ground and roasted cereals to local taste in plastic container. 
  5. Leave to ferment for 18 to 24 hours. 
  6. Filter through cotton cloth
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Works Cited 

Raymond, Ruth D(2004). Geneflow: a publication about the earth's genetic, Bioversity International. ISBN 9290436441, 9789290436447 

FAO Corporate Document Repository(1998). FERMENTED FRUTIS AND VEGETABLES. A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE. Agriculture and Consumer Protection.