Koji Kinzanji/Soy Bean Miso Spore Starter, 20g Spores for 15kg RED Mame Koji
Contains 20g of Koji-kin spores (Aspergillus oryzae) for making 15kg mame-koji soybean koji.
This strain of spores is the best for those who wish to make Mame-miso, Hatcho-miso(wheat free), Aka-miso. A deep umami flavor of red miso taste and flavor over the traditional koji spores.
What is Mame miso (Red miso)?
Mame miso or "soybean miso" is a darker, more reddish brown than kome miso. This is typically made from soybeans fermented with barley or other grains, though with a higher percentage of soybeans and/or a longer fermentation period. This is not so sweet as some other varieties but has some astringency and good umami. This miso requires a long maturing term. Mame miso is consumed mostly in Aichi prefecture, part of Gifu prefecture, and part of Mie prefecture. Soybean (grain-free) miso is also labeled Hatcho miso. The deep umami flavor of red miso can overwhelm mild dishes but is perfect for hearty soups, braises, and glazes.
This is a nice packet of fresh koji spores for the price. You can make one large batch or split and make smaller amounts or a little of each recipe type. Just started getting these direct from Japan and they sell very well. We thank our Japanese friends in providing such great products.
Qty NET: 20g
Maker: Hishi-Roku, Kyoto Japan or other brand names.
Labeling and manufacturer may vary from photos.
Most is by manufacturer: Hishiroku
Ingredients: Aspergillus oryzae
- Shelf Life: 6 months to 1 yr
- Needs to be stored in the freezer for longest shelf-life.
Freezer - 1 year+ spore shelf-life
Refrigeration - 6 months spore shelf-life.
Room Temperature - 1 month shelf-life
Note: If using old spores, you may have to use more per recipe to have the desired results.
Use the Standard Koji Rice Instructions for making koji rice found on our main site, just use soybeans & barley instead of rice.
- 1.5kg (or 15kg) dry soybeans
- Koji-kin 2g (or 20g)
- Quality sourced water, no city tap water/
See link above for details and equipment needed.