Description You will learn how to treat properly the soy bean and ferment it with microbial culture producing tempeh and maybe another ferment.
Type Hands-On
Keyword(s) food
Processing assembly Food Hacking Base
Person organizing Algoldor
Language de - German, en - English, cs - Czech, es - Spanish / Castilian
Related to Experimental Incubator
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Subtitle simple soybean ferments to do at home
Starts at 2013/12/27 04:00:00 PM
Ends at 2013/12/27 06:00:00 PM
Duration 120 minutes
Location Food Hacking Base

Dan Merz's tempeh

You have to sign up for this workshop. First come, first serve.

This workshop is an introduction to soybean ferments. It will take you through the preparation of the soybeans, inoculation of the beans with the microbial culture and the subsequent harvesting and aging. Depending on the number of cultures and equipment available it will include one or more cultures, with tempeh (Rhizopus oligosporus) being the basic one.

The diversity of the ferments which can be prepared from soybeans is truly amazing, depending on the cultures (microbes) being used and conditions/techniques applied (and of course the treatment of the soy beans). In this workshop we will go through the basic steps which will secure proper preparation of the soy beans as a substrate for the microbes to inoculate it with. The proper fermentation conditions will be discussed and devices making it easy to full fill them suggested. We will be also harvesting the previously made ferment and as usually tasting samples of the final products. Depending on the time and availability of the cultures tempeh starter (Rhizopus oligosporus) and/or nattō starter (Bacillus subtilis) will be used and discussed. We will do our best to provide the participants with adequate starter cultures for their experiments, hopefully also with links to European/USA suppliers. This workshop is donation based, 5-10 EU will cover the ingredient costs, anything more would be welcome. No one turned away for lack of funds policy applied as usually.

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