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Old 11-25-2012, 09:37 PM   #101
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So, what kind of rice did she recommend?



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Old 11-25-2012, 10:07 PM   #102
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I don't know, it's all Chinese writing and then it has a sticker in English that has the nutrition facts which says "Sweet Rice"



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Old 11-25-2012, 10:12 PM   #103
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Is it possible to post a pic?

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Old 11-25-2012, 10:12 PM   #104
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I don't know, it's all Chinese writing and then it has a sticker in English that has the nutrition facts which says "Sweet Rice"
Most Japanese sake websites do not recommend glutinous rice...sweet/sticky rice is a glutinous rice actually and will give you a Chinese version of rice wine if using yeast balls and/or red yeast rice aka beni-koji.

But as we have seen from the threads, we are seeing success with glutinous and sushi rice. If you could take a photo of front/back and post them that would be great. Sake rice is actually used for Japanese style sake, and sushi rice will work...per Will@homebrewsake.com. I need to ask him for sources of sake rice.
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We'll see what happens. The bag is pretty nondescript. Man that link for the yeast balls says they were like 8 bucks plus shipping for 250G, and these were $1.50 for 400 grams. I should have bought 2.







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Old 11-25-2012, 11:59 PM   #106
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Man that link for the yeast balls says they were like 8 bucks plus shipping for 250G, and these were $1.50 for 400 grams. I should have bought 2.
Prices at a local store are typically cheaper. But many of us have no local Oriental shops or stores that even stock these. Good price!
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:59 AM   #107
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I am willing to bet there are several Chinese grocers in Louisville.

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It was a matter of finding any that stocked the yeast. The market closest to me has ordered it and they just contacted me ten minutes ago to let me know they now have dried yeast for rice wine in stock. They had not carried it for years because no one was buying it. I will stop in soon to buy some rice and yeast balls.

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Old 11-26-2012, 06:26 PM   #109
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I've been keeping an eye on this thread and I now have the glass jar/cheesecloth I need. I'm planning on picking up the yeast and rice at my local market in the next day or two. I've been thinking about flavoring some of the rice wine and I definitely want to do cranberry juice. Since it's nearly winter time, I'm wondering if a mint simple syrup would be good for flavor and sweetness.

What flavorings have you tried and what do you prefer?

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Old 11-26-2012, 06:42 PM   #110
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I have done pomegranate and blueberry with great success. Most any berry like raspberry, blackberry etc. Would work well. I am not too sure about cranberry though as the tartness may not pair well.



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