Miso or koji question

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Miso or koji question

Postby Ablot on Fri May 19, 2017 9:48 am

I have been given a little bit of miso to play with, so I was wondering whether the koji spore that is in it can be somehow extracted from it in order for me to then propagate the koji spore to be used in other recipes?
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Re: Miso or koji question

Postby Christopher Weeks on Fri May 19, 2017 12:22 pm

I think the answer is no, but hopefully someone who knows koji better will answer.
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Re: Miso or koji question

Postby bjdmytro on Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:58 pm

Well, the miso would have to be unpasteurized and one would have to let it grow the fungus on top to the point of sporing. The fungus is white, and it turns olive green when it spores. This is unreliable and not recommended, since it can easily be contaminated with many other molds. The koji culture is relatively inexpensive, and I purchase a fairly good quality culture from GEM cultures.
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