An Easy Guide to Making Rice Beer
So you’ve finally decided that you want to do more than drink your favorite beverage, correct? And you want to know the easiest way to make rice beer? Well if I am, you’ve definitely come to the right place. Nothing beats concocting your own variation of the alcoholic concoction, and actually enjoying the taste at the same time. With the surefire recipe I’m about to share with you in the next paragraph, you’ll become the envy of all your male buddies.
First, you’re going to need the following ingredients in order to make rice beer: 6 cups of uncooked rice, a medium pack of yeast, 1 lemon, 1 pound of koji-kin, water, cooking pots, a rice steamer, a strainer, stirring spoon, and a cheese cloth. Once you’ve gathered all of the constituents and proper equipment, the first step is to take the rice, place it in the strainer, and rinse thoroughly.
After rinsing, place the rice along with the strainer in a pot of water. Let it sit there for at least 30 minutes - the longer you let it soak, the better the taste. Once that’s done with, the next step is to place the rice into the rice steamer with a half-gallon of water.
When the rice has swollen up, the next step is to let it cool down till it reaches a temperature of approximately 85 degrees Fahrenheit (a thermometer would come in handy here). Afterwards, squeeze the juice out of the lemon, and place it in a pot with a half-gallon of water. Next, toss the koji-kin into the mixture, and astir gently. Next step is to let the pot sit (without heat) for roughly 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes is up, take the cooked rice and 1 pound of yeast, and stir it into the pot. Once you’ve stirred them well enough, cover the lid tightly, and set it into a cool and dry place for two weeks. Make sure that you come back every day to stir it around a bit.
After two weeks, take the pot from wherever you stored it, and use the cheese cloth to filter its contents as you transfer the liquid to another container.
And that’s all there is to it for making rice beer. As you can see, no special skills or expensive equipment of any kind is needed at all. It’s fun, easy, and the final product should be of fairly decent taste and quality.