I just set out to make my first batch of sake, following BoB Taylor’s instructions (Yamahai-MOTO-style). And I’m running into some questions.
In making beer I adjust the volume of my starter to the batchsize I intend to end up with.
Should I do the same in making the MOTO?
Let me scetch the details:
I want to make a 22 Liter ( ) batch of sake.
I have prepared 2,4 Kg ( ) kome-koij
I have just smacked a WYeast Aktivator 4134 #9 Sake Yeast pack.
How big should my MOTO starter be?
The recipe that I’m following here is Bob Taylor’s.
In this recipe he aims at 11 Liters of sake, using 1 pack of WYeast.
This amount of Yeast (straight out of the smackedpack I guess), combined with 2,5 cups of water, 0,5 cup of Koij and 1,5 cup of rice makes up the MOTO for his intended 11 Liter-batch.
Is Bob taylor referring to an Aktivator or Propagator in this recipe?
Would the MOTO he describes be sufficient for a batch twice the size?
Should I not double the size of the MOTO, since I want to arrive at twice the batchsize?
If so, will my XL Aktivator #9 be adequate for this job?
Any advice would be highly appreciated,