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A guide for homebrewing sake

Postby Taylor-MadeAK » Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:14 pm

I know this is a shameless plug, but I'm beginning to notice an increase in interest in homebrewing sake. There really haven't been any decent guides on how to do this on the web so far, so I've written my own:

How to Make Sake at Home - a Taylor-Made Guide

If you listen to Basic Brewing Radio, then you might recognize me and this site as having been featured on the podcast in November 2007.

I'm not advertising to make money or anything, I just want to help people make sake. Stop by the site, have a look at the guide and its appendices, and feel free to send me a message or post a comment if you have any questions.
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Re: A guide for homebrewing sake

Postby stardust » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:58 am

Taylor-MadeAK wrote:I know this is a shameless plug, but I'm beginning to notice an increase in interest in homebrewing sake. There really haven't been any decent guides on how to do this on the web so far, so I've written my own:

Making sake is looking like a good idea.

Hop shortage - I started growing my own hops.
Honey shortage (I buy honey from a local farm because of the taste and your local honey, helps with allergies - bring your own jar 6.50 a qt.)
The price of malt is bound to go up as as the price of wheat.
and barley goes up.
http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/stor ... tory1.html
http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/s ... ily23.html

Can I use Botan, Calrose rice?
There are only 3.7 k people in my city as compared to Anchorage with 250k. SC has only 4 mil. in the whole state. I'm sure I will have to order over the net for the yest etc., which is ok.

Although this should be over on the honey thread - even though bees are missing from hives full of honey, I think they are dying from malnutrition.
When the farmer takes the honey, they replace it with high fructose corn syrup.
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Re: A guide for homebrewing sake

Postby Taylor-MadeAK » Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:33 am

Your questions about what kinds of rice can be used are answered in the FAQ section of my guide. Excellent quality koji, rice, and yeast can all be ordered from F.H. Steinbart Co..
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Re: A guide for homebrewing sake

Postby stardust » Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:52 pm

Taylor-MadeAK wrote:Your questions about what kinds of rice can be used are answered in the FAQ section of my guide. Excellent quality koji, rice, and yeast can all be ordered from F.H. Steinbart Co..

I did not see appendix B at the bottom of the page, oops. The appendix did inspire me to learn more about rice types; long grain rice would be a PITA.
http://www.easychef.com/differentrice/drice.html
Soft Short grain rice
Most short grain are soft cooking with slightly sticky texture. Chinese, Korean and Japanese usually steam it plain and take it with dishes using chopsticks.
Japanese short grain rice, American CalRose rice, Australian CalRose rice are some examples.
Cooking soft short grain rice require medium water, medium heat and short cooking time.

Cooking firm long grain rice requires more water, longer cooking time and higher heat.

CalRose rice will do just fine. Steinbart's rice at $13 for 10 pounds is pricey esp. with shipping costs. Botan CalRose rice is around 80 cents a pound at Wal-Mart.
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Re: A guide for homebrewing sake

Postby Taylor-MadeAK » Sat Mar 15, 2008 3:50 am

Calrose rice will certainly do the job. Never used it myself because I'm partial to Kokuho Rose, personal preference is all it is. F.H. Steinbart's rice is different, though. It's an actual sake varietal rice that's been polished down to 60% of its original weight (compared to 90% polish for your calrose rice). This is rice for making ginjo grade sake, and you're better off not spending the money on it until you're comfortable with the sake-making process.

Use your calrose rice, man. Your sake will turn out just great, I'm sure. :mrgreen:
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Re: A guide for homebrewing sake

Postby Taylor-MadeAK » Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:04 pm

Well, my site is still getting hit from this thread. That indicates there's still a rising interest in the craft of homebrewing sake. Does anyone else have any questions or comments?
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Re: A guide for homebrewing sake

Postby baltobrewer » Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:01 am

Yeah, it's a damn good site.

Probably the best resource out there right now since Eckhardt's is a bit long in the tooth......

Great job, and thanks for the resource...
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Re: A guide for homebrewing sake

Postby grouchybastid » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:01 pm

Great guide. Never even occurred to me that my new homebrew obsession could include homebrew sake!
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Re: A guide for homebrewing sake

Postby Taylor-MadeAK » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:44 pm

I'm glad you guys find it to be useful. :D To think it all started out as a forum post over on the Northern Brewer board, which I wrote because they had just added a Sake forum and I kept seeing questions and whatnot getting posted in there. So I wanted to try and clear up some of the mystery behind sake brewing...but it kept growing! So, when I heard that Basic Brewing wanted to interview me about it, I figured the guide needed its own site, a place where it wouldn't get buried in pages of newer posts (since Northern Brewer mods don't seem to want to sticky any guides). So I put it up on my domain name, which wasn't at the time being used to host a web site. So I found some software that I could make work for me because I really didn't feel like editing a bunch of html every time I wanted to update the guide...and update I do! It's still growing!

Currently, I cover making sake, answering some of the more common questions, and even some of the sake brewing terms. I also recently added some ideas of what you can do with your sake lees. A post on how to make rice wine vinegar is also currently in the works. I also have plans to cover making koji this upcoming sake brewing season.

I'm rambling. >.< Really what I'm trying to say is one thing: Taylor-MadeAK.org is not going away any time soon, and I'm doing my best to keep the site up-to-date and increase its usefulness to other homebrewers. I don't make any money from it, in spite of having inconspicuous Google AdSense ads/search on the site, so this is purely a labor of love on my part. I'm always happy to answer questions, though, so don't hesitate to get in touch with me, even just to say hello!
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Re: A guide for homebrewing sake

Postby bababa3216 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:06 am

Never even occurred to me that my new homebrew obsession could include homebrew sake!
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