I just put together 2 large batches of this sake brew...
I used jasmin rice and yeast balls from an Oriental market down the road.
The jars I used are maybe 1 gallon I suspect - I tore the stickers off them before reading them...bought 2 at Walmart for about $5.50 each.
In each jar I put approximately 6 1/2 - 7 cups of cooked rice along with 5 1/2 yeast balls.
I have one of these Magic Bullet grinders at home and used it to crush up the yeast...works awesome and turns it into a fine powder!
It has been about 24 hours and I have not yet seen any development - maybe I am expecting something too soon... I added the yeast to the rice in those jars while the rice was still quite warm. Is it possible I killed off the yeast due to the high temperature?
6 gallon primary 2/19 - English Pale Ale 1.045 OG
1 gallon jug: Grape juice wine (peaches added)
Bottled 1/25 - American Honey Porter FG=1.015 5.9%
Bottled 2/6 - 1 gallon EdWort's Apfelwein
Bottled 2/11: Sonofgrok's Sake recipe 3x16oz bottles blueberry, raspberry, and blackberry
Future: Skeeter Pee (its lemon season in AZ, already juiced over 36 fresh lemons!)