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Forum: Sake Forum 06-20-2014, 12:41 PM
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Posted By sonofgrok
Cleaner? Bah!

Cleaner? Bah!
Forum: Sake Forum 05-27-2014, 12:55 PM
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Posted By sonofgrok
That looks almost like a penicillium or...

That looks almost like a penicillium or something. Definitely doesn't look like something you want there...
Forum: Sake Forum 05-17-2014, 11:52 AM
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Posted By sonofgrok
So here is the verdict on the 10 week batch. It...

So here is the verdict on the 10 week batch. It is definitely drier and packs a more "vibrant" flavor. There is a hint of acetic to it but it isn't bad. Kicks like a mule and doesn't go down quite as...
Forum: Sake Forum 05-16-2014, 01:00 PM
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Posted By sonofgrok
Been busy graduating, prepping my house to sell,...

Been busy graduating, prepping my house to sell, and getting ready to move. Haven't had a chance to harvest 2 small neglected batches sitting in the brew closet. Going to do it today.... 10 weeks...
Forum: Sake Forum 05-07-2014, 12:18 PM
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Posted By sonofgrok
I hope you don't mean gluten... rice doesn't have...

I hope you don't mean gluten... rice doesn't have any gluten in it. Now if your rice is full of chubby people that can't stop chowing down, it may have gluttons. Then again creamy is usually pretty...
Forum: Sake Forum 05-04-2014, 05:33 AM
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Posted By sonofgrok
I would let it cool more and if that fails, skip...

I would let it cool more and if that fails, skip the 2 hour soak! That is crazy talk... either don't rinse or just rinse right away.
Forum: Sake Forum 05-01-2014, 12:27 PM
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Posted By sonofgrok
Danger of intoxication. Danger.

Danger of intoxication. Danger.
Forum: Sake Forum 04-30-2014, 01:34 PM
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Posted By sonofgrok
I have been tempted to GC a sample of mine but I...

I have been tempted to GC a sample of mine but I can't talk anyone into letting me use theirs and our lab doesn't have one. The general consensus on rice wines though is up to 20%. I have had some...
Forum: Sake Forum 04-30-2014, 01:26 PM
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Posted By sonofgrok
I will message you so as not to jack the thread...

I will message you so as not to jack the thread into talk about my PhD ha ha.
Forum: Sake Forum 04-30-2014, 12:25 PM
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Posted By sonofgrok
I am paying $4.50 for a bag of 24. I am moving...

I am paying $4.50 for a bag of 24. I am moving states in 2 weeks though to start my PhD though so who knows what I will find in the new town (I better find something though!) :eek:
Forum: Sake Forum 04-18-2014, 03:44 PM
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Posted By sonofgrok
Don't use that rice! It is forbidden. hee hee. :-)

Don't use that rice! It is forbidden. hee hee. :-)
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-17-2014, 08:30 PM
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Posted By sonofgrok
Found the original post. The schutzen on the...

Found the original post. The schutzen on the bottom was oz. :-(
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-17-2014, 08:25 PM
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Posted By sonofgrok
I have been avoiding this thread since my Ozi...

I have been avoiding this thread since my Ozi (pics way back in thread) died about a month ago. His brain tumor escaped his skull and it got really bad for him. He died in my arms. It was hard but it...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 04-16-2014, 03:42 PM
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Posted By sonofgrok
Puhlease add me

Puhlease add me
Forum: Sake Forum 04-15-2014, 12:14 PM
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Posted By sonofgrok
I always worry about freeze distilling just from...

I always worry about freeze distilling just from the standpoint of concentrating the bad alcohols that you don't want to be drinking concentrated. I am probably just paranoid though... I like things...
Forum: Sake Forum 04-11-2014, 06:36 PM
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Posted By sonofgrok
Mine get brewed on a shelf in a closet. Not a...

Mine get brewed on a shelf in a closet. Not a closet with clothes but an empty one I use for brewing.
Forum: Sake Forum 04-09-2014, 12:18 PM
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Posted By sonofgrok
I use rice cookers.

I use rice cookers.
Forum: Sake Forum 04-01-2014, 02:32 PM
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Posted By sonofgrok
Some of my drier batches of jasmine have taken a...

Some of my drier batches of jasmine have taken a week to show liquid.



Yah, with a sample I could probably do better. Pink is likely bacterial though... but I didn't want to scare anyone...
Forum: Sake Forum 03-31-2014, 10:04 PM
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Posted By sonofgrok
I am sure it is. I am still pretty sure at least...

I am sure it is. I am still pretty sure at least some of these balls are using A. oryzae.



Most Rhizopus species are pretty safe and benign. A lot of bread molds are Rhizopus. Aspergillus has...
Forum: Sake Forum 03-31-2014, 06:33 PM
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Posted By sonofgrok
For anyone who is interested, I cultured one of...

For anyone who is interested, I cultured one of my rice balls in Mycology class to see what kind of fungus was in there for the saccharrifcation. I was expecting Aspergillus oryzea but instead got...
Forum: Sake Forum 03-28-2014, 12:12 PM
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Posted By sonofgrok
I recently bought a big 3 gallon glass jar for...

I recently bought a big 3 gallon glass jar for agua fresca from World Market that I have been using. I quite enjoy having all the extra wine from the large batches. :-)
Forum: Sake Forum 03-14-2014, 12:32 PM
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Posted By sonofgrok
<----- Mr. I'm not going to waste time...

<----- Mr. I'm not going to waste time pasteurizing


... has started pasteurizing. I have bee making bigger batches. I bring a pot of water to boiling and put the bottle in it closed for five...
Forum: Sake Forum 02-25-2014, 12:11 PM
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Posted By sonofgrok
I still shake mine before serving.

I still shake mine before serving.
Forum: Sake Forum 02-24-2014, 11:57 AM
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Posted By sonofgrok
Looks pretty ready to me

Looks pretty ready to me
Forum: Sake Forum 02-14-2014, 06:48 PM
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Posted By sonofgrok
Ewwww.... or you could just stick to rice. :D

Ewwww.... or you could just stick to rice. :D
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