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Sake in a carton – I’ll give it a try

February 5th, 2012 at 3:27 pm » Comments (2)

While I was last at Uwajimaya to pick up some sake I noticed a couple of cartons of sake; two different brands. I recalled reading a piece by John Gauntner ...more »

Saké: 6th Annual Saké and Japanese Beer Show – The really hard advanced class

January 22nd, 2012 at 8:22 am » Comments (0)

Marcus Pakiser invited me to come to the Young’s Market Annual Sake Show and attend his advanced saké course. I did not know what to expect but I was very ...more »

This week just a bit of babble

January 8th, 2012 at 9:36 pm » Comments (7)

I want to apologize for missing my last post and not having something more topical for this post. I have lots going on so I have not been able to ...more »

Verifying the concentration of your Sodium Hydroxide solution

December 10th, 2011 at 9:45 pm » Comments (6)

OK, so you have some Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) solution that you have been using to measure your sake or wine’s acidity but it has been a while. Maybe even a ...more »

Measuring your Sake – Part four: Amino San-do (アミノ酸度)

November 26th, 2011 at 11:39 pm » Comments (0)

In part one I talked about how to measure the Nihonshu-do or Sake Meter Value (SMV) or your sake. In part two I covered how to measure the Arukoru bun ...more »

Memories from a pioneer – Elise Gee recalls how they created moto-i

November 12th, 2011 at 1:52 pm » Comments (2)

Well over a decade ago, I became smitten with nihonshu at NYC sake bar and drinking institution, Decibel. I didn't know it at the time, but my experience there--its hidden-away, speak-easy ...more »

Sake Filtering – Is this Muroka (無濾過)?

October 29th, 2011 at 5:13 pm » Comments (7)

OK, so the bodai moto based sake I am working on, rested for about 1 month after pressing. Normally, I would have racked it after a couple of weeks but ...more »

Ode to the rice farmer

October 15th, 2011 at 5:29 pm » Comments (0)

This week I thought that it would be interesting to look at the rice production in the US. This quick look will actually be narrower than the whole of the ...more »

New US kura, the “Texas Sake Company” grand opening on Nihonshu no hi!

October 1st, 2011 at 12:45 pm » Comments (0)

Today, Nihonshu no hi or international sake day, is not only a day to celebrate sake but, beginning this year, also the opening day for a new kura, sake brewery, ...more »

Possibly the first ever Bodai moto made outside of Japan!

September 17th, 2011 at 7:32 pm » Comments (2)

I have just completed the pressing of a sake made with a bodai moto and while the story is still not complete I think this may be a good time ...more »