PURPOSE: A mold in Rhizopus is propagated on raw rice to make KOJI and the resultant KOJI and a saccharification enzyme are used together to make SAKE which gives refreshment, because of its high malic acid content.
CONSTITUTION: Raw rice is polished and made to absorb water by 20W30%, then inoculated with a Rhizopus such as Rhizopus oryzae or Rhizopus japanics. Then, they are cultured in a chamber whose temperature is kept at 30°C for about 2 days to make KOJI (rice malt). The KOJI and a saccharification enzyme preparation are used together to effect customary brewing of SAKE.
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