2021, Jan. 22
A container and a weight
for homemade Miso.
Thank you for choosing the Travelling Fermenter's Miso workshop!
Please find a container as I write below for fermenting beautiful homemade Miso. If you are not sure about the size, please send me a message.
・1.8-2L（For 1kg of Miso）
＊I'll write about this more at the bottom.
・A deep one, not a wide one.
・Make sure if you can put your hands in.
（Otherrwise it's hard to pack your Miso.）
・Anything but metal.
Plastic, glass, wood, and ceramic are fine.
You can find containers like this at 100 yen shops or DIY stores. They may be for storing sugar, rice, bread, or salt, but they're useful for your Miso too.
Why I recommend deep containers.
It's because a narrower surface area makes your work easier.
When you ferment Miso, there's a risk of having mold on the surface because Mold can grow anywhere with moisture, food, and air. It's not a fail, but it's better not to see something ugly on your Miso. So, please remember the wider the surface area, the more chance for mold to grow.
When you use a deep container, the surface area can be narrower, and it can reduce the risk of the mold having a party on your Miso. And also, you don't need to scrape much Miso off. So that, choosing a deep container makes your work easier. Moreover, traditionally, Miso brewers use deep containers.
*I don't say the narrower, the better. Please consider if your hands can reach the bottom of the container when you pack the Miso.