Many more people think about home brewing sake than do. Many more people homebrew sake than homebrew sake more than once. What is it that helps us get started and continue to homebrew sake? Well it is really easier to say what gets in the way. First, and I believe foremost, it is the lack of good information on how to homebrew or any kind of brewing sake. It is for this very reason that I have been writing this blog, this set of articles on sake brewing and sake brewing related information.
Second, assuming we get past the bad information and find the good sources, it is hard to find the needed ingredients. Of these koji is ironically the biggest issue. I say ironically because it is available throughout the country and maybe the world in Asian markets. Here in the states, Cold Mountain Koji is the primary example. However, it is most common when looking for koji that the staff at the vary stores that sell it do not know about it or where they might keep it. Continue reading “Sake Mini Batch – An option for getting started – Part 1”