Originally Posted by GilaMinumBeer
Curious if anyone has any information on where to buy either milled Sake rice or a mill to polish the rice at home.
Have found lots of links to the Koji kits, various yeasts #7 through #14, but nothing on true Sake rice except FAQS.
All the kits I have seen suggest the use of plain ol' white rice.
You can make excellent sake from any short grain rice
that your local grocery store sells. I recommend doing that for your first few batches until you get the hang of the process, then you might think about trying your hand at a finer grade of sake. For that, you can order ginjo
grade polished rice (~63% polish) from F.H. Steinbart Co
. They sell both the rice and the prepared koji
used by SakeOne
to produce their excellent Momokawa sake.
Forget what those FAQs say about "true" sake rice. Yamada Nishiki
is way out of reach for most commercial sake brewers outside of Japan, let alone homebrewers anywhere.