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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Intro to rice, sake rice – where do we start?

January 31st, 2010 at 5:43 pm » Comments (4)

OK, so what about rice? Isn’t it all the same? Well, I guess there is brown rice and white rice. Isn’t this all there is to it? No, it’s not, ...more »

Want to brew sake? Where ya’ gonna get your koji?

January 23rd, 2010 at 5:11 pm » Comments (2)

What is koji anyway? Well koji is rice with a white mold covering it. The mold is Aspergillus oryzae and it is the key to sake because of the enzymes ...more »

Sake Yeast Mash – The Moto

January 15th, 2010 at 1:54 am » Comments (4)

Moto (元), Shubo (酒母), Yeast mash are all names for the Sake yeast starter. In this article I will only use the term “moto” but the three can be used ...more »

Basic Brewing Radio goes to Sake One!

January 8th, 2010 at 1:05 am » Comments (0)

Basic Brewing Radio, on a trip to Portland, stopped by SakeOne and filmed their tour at the local kura (Sake Brewery). The tour is presented in two parts: Part One, Jenifer ...more »

Koji Comparison

January 1st, 2010 at 1:05 am » Comments (7)

I have been thinking about how different koji compare with each other. The most meaningful way would be to compare sake made from each. However, I can't do this at ...more »