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Shizuoka Sake Tasting: Fuji takasago Brewery-Junmai Ginjo Nama

Fuji Takasago Brewery being located in Fujinomiya City at the foot of Mount Fuji uses water from its own well fed by subterranean water which had taken literally centuries to seep through the mountain. 467 more words


Shizuoka Sake Tasting: Fuji Takasago Brewery-Homare Fuji Junmai Genshu

Fuji Takasago Brewery in Fujinomiya City has been working for some time with Homare Fuji Sake Rice which is entirely produced in Shizuoka Prefecture.
It is actually a Yamada Nshiki hybrid with the big difference that the stak\lks are shorter, making it very resistant to high winds and heavy rains prevalent in summer. 435 more words


Clarifying, Pasteurizing, & Sampling.

Since I’m not going for a nama or nigori this for this batch, it was time to clarify with bentonite and pasteurize.

I’m not going to go into how to clarify with bentonite, there are other places that cover that. 266 more words


Koji Went to Spore

So I’m making a batch of koji, like you do. I soaked, drained, and steamed my rice and inoculated it with koji spores. It went in the incubator at 92 deg F with a cup of boiling water for humidity, where it stayed, wrapped, for 24 hours. 228 more words


Every year I make sure to acquire this very limited sake brewed by Hatsukame Brewery in Okabe, Fujieda City.
A very limited brew, they advise to drink it within a week of its bottling and keep in the refrigerator! 478 more words


Shizuoka sake Tasting: Senju Brewery-IMANOURA Homarefuji Junmai Daiginjo Nama Genshu

Senju Brewery in Iwata City is decidedly showing some great skills by succeeding to create no less than a junmai daiginjo with the Shizuoka-grown homarefuji rice after having milled it down to 50%, another feat in itself! 455 more words

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Shizuoka sake Tasting: Hatsukame Brewery-Ikigakoi Tokubetsu Honjozo

Hatsukame Brewery in Okabe, Fujieda City has come up with its own black label!

The unusual name “Ikigakoi” could be translated as “Stylish Enclosure”! Even so it is a bit difficult to understand in another language! 399 more words