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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Miso Making

Miso: Fermented Bean Paste used for making Miso, Sake, Rice Vinegar and Mirin








Soak, then boil your beans,  I used a Garbanzo/Navy mix

                             


While your bean are cooling, melt your salt 1:1 salt to water


 

Grind up your 1/3 of your beans


 

*The grinder is also a great tool for making hummus


 

Combine the remainder of the beans, your salt mixture, and a sack of Koji 




 Salt your container


 

Smash down and get rid of any air pockets



 

Cover in salt!  It keeps the uninvited guest out!


 

Place rocks or a heavy plate on the cloth covered bean mixture, wait at least 6 months and up to 3 years for miso




***Koji (a Japanese term for cultred grain) is made by inoculating steamed grain with the spores of Aspergillus oryzae, a mold that transforms the grain into sweet, fragrant koji, or cultured grain, during a two-day fermentation process***

2 comments:

  1. what else would you use this with besides soups?

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