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#Soju Rice Wine

This recipe produces alcohol. Follow these instructions at your own risk.

#Ingredients & equipment

#Prerequisites

  1. Wash your hands with soap and hot water
  2. Hand wash all cooking utensils, bowls, containers, etc, with soap and hot water
  3. Rinse out all cooking utensils, bowls, containers, etc, with boiling water

The first three steps sanitize everything so that you are only fermenting the bacteria you want to be fermenting.

#Instructions

  1. Put rice in a colander and rinse with cool water until it runs clear.
  2. Put rice in the rice cooker, add appropriate amount of water, and let it soak for an hour.
  3. Cook rice for an hour, and allow it to cool for five minutes.
  4. Add rice, 4 cups of cold water, the nuruk enzyme, and yeast to your sealed container. Stir until everything dissolves and seal the container.
  5. Twice a day for the first week, vent the container and stir the mixture, then re-seal the container.
  6. Let sit undisturbed for two more weeks.
  7. Put the colander over a second container (a pot or a large bowl), and place cheesecloth over the colander. Use a generous amount of cheesecloth, at least twice the diameter of the colander.
  8. Pour the mixture over the colander, straining it into the collection pot. Wrap the cheesecloth over the solids and apply pressure to squeeze out anything left.
  9. Optionally strain once or twice more to remove most of the large solids. Add sugar, stir until dissolved, and enjoy :)

Note: if you dillute this mixture, you will get Soju. This is a dangerous process, and is illegal in many places. If you choose to dillute it, use the proper equipment and do your research to avoid blowing yourself up or poisioning yourself with methanol.