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Milling your own rice with the TwinBird Mill

August 1st, 2010 at 3:17 pm » Comments (14)

Rice milling is arguably the first step in sake brewing. For some, it may be the rice harvest or even the entire process of growing the rice. Then for others, ...more »

Preparing Your Rice for Sake Brewing

June 13th, 2010 at 11:27 am » Comments (4)

An important step performed several times during the sake brewing process is the preparation of the rice. We prepare rice for the moto, then again for each step of the ...more »

How Sake is Brewed

May 23rd, 2010 at 1:02 pm » Comments (0)

Sake is brewed in a strung out process that can take quite a long time but none of the steps are particularly difficult. In the traditional method, brewing sake starts ...more »

Sakamai – Rice for making sake

February 28th, 2010 at 4:26 pm » Comments (4)

In this article I will catalog the rice used for making sake by both commercial kura (sake brewery) and home brewers. I am sure I will not include all the ...more »

Rice kernel make up

February 7th, 2010 at 3:01 pm » Comments (0)

Last week we looked at a sketchy version of the history of rice leading to the rice we use for making sake at home. This week, we’ll look into the ...more »

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 »

Sake Yeast Mash – The Moto

January 15th, 2010 at 1:54 am » Comments (8)

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 »

Sake basic ingredients

December 25th, 2009 at 12:58 pm » Comments (0)

Sake is made with four ingredients: rice, koji, yeast and water. All, except the koji, are familiar to most people. Koji is a mold culture grown on rice in the ...more »