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Has anyone found or know of a "Kava Preservative" ?

Discussion in 'New Members Forum' started by Plantacious, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. Plantacious

    Plantacious Kava Enthusiast

    Anything you can add to kava as a preservative, preferably natural, that would cause it to last more than the typical 2-3 days in the refrigerator ?
  2. kasa_balavu

    kasa_balavu Yaqona Dina

    You could keep it longer by freezing it into ice-cubes.
  3. Krunkie McKrunkface

    Krunkie McKrunkface Kava Enthusiast

    Freezing it is a heck of a lot easier than dehydrating it to make a powdered instant.
  4. Plantacious

    Plantacious Kava Enthusiast

    So make little kava ice cubes, and when ready to consume, put them in some lukewarm or warm water.
    Drink it as they melt. It may be weak kava, but it's convenient, but you get the same effects if you drink
    enough, and has self-contained water to keep you hydrated !

    Or what you could do is make some extra strong grog to freeze into cubes.
    That way when it dissolves in the warm or lukewarm water, it won't be so weak.
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  5. Alia

    Alia 'Awa Grower/Collector

    You could also just defrost frozen 'awa cubes with no added H2O.
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  6. Plantacious

    Plantacious Kava Enthusiast

    Thanks !
    Is "awa" a particular type of kava ? Or another nickname for kava in general ?

    Also, if they're small cubes, they could go into the blender easily.
  7. Alia

    Alia 'Awa Grower/Collector

    Ahh! the first 'awa smoothie. 'Awa (pronounced Ah-vah) is Kava here in Hawai'i.
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2018
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  8. Krunʞy

    Krunʞy Admin

    Or add it to some preexisting grog to ice it down. ;)
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  9. Plantacious

    Plantacious Kava Enthusiast

    Keep it going guys.
    The thread just keeps getting better
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  10. Zaphod

    Zaphod Kava Enthusiast

    Probably not what you were thinking, but I have wondered if kava really took off, and there was a large supply of fresh pre-made kava if it would lend itself to pasteurization.