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koumiss

, kumiss, kumyss (koo′mĭs) [Tartar kumyz]
Fermented cow's milk or substance used for fermenting cow's milk. It is a drink traditionally consumed in Central Asia. Its alcoholic content is about 2%.
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The guests ate of the mutton, drank tea and passed on to kumiss. While they were sitting with their host on carpets and padded cushions as they drank cups of kumiss and conversed together, Elias happened to pass the door in the course of his duties.
"I should like to ask him about his former life." "Certainly," replied the host, and called behind the door-curtain: "Babai!" (which means "Diediushka" [good little grandfather] in the Bashkir language), "come in and have some kumiss, and call your wife also." So Elias and his wife entered, and, having greeted the guests and their master, the old man said a grace and knelt down by the door, while his wife went behind the curtain where her mistress was sitting, and seated herself beside her.
Step 6: Store the bottled kumiss at room temperature for 24 hours, then place it in a refrigerator.