So I have to be honest, I did make a mistake here… I accidentally added 2.5 cups of steamed rice to start the moto instead of 1.5. I compensated by adding more koji and more water to maintain the proper ratio.
… but now, day 3 when I open the bucket to add the yeast, it’s bubbled up about two inches (from what I can tell by the residual on the inside of the bucket), and it smells much different than my first batch… very strong smell, almost like vinegar. Most of the rice has already liquified also. My first batch, at this point, still appeared like an oatmeal consistency. Has something gone wrong? Should I toss the batch and start over?
Remember this is only my second batch, so I am still very new to this process.