Docbradt's comments

"I see this question was posted over 2 years ago. I have the exact same question. My doenjang has a white fungus growing on the top. Do I scrape it and throw away? Maybe put more salt or my ganjang on top? Could really use some advice. Thanks."
in Fermented soybean paste (Doenjang) — Jul/19

"Yeah!!! I got on to the next step. I think it's looking good. I have 2 questions. 1. Where is it best to store the soy sauce? After boiling I put it back in a clean hangari, and put in a cool basement. Does it need to be outside in the sun even when the temp. gets quite hot or quite cold or can it just age in my basement? 2. Same for the doenjang. Is it ok in our house at constant 70 degrees opening up 2 times a week to get sun or should it be outside? Our climate goes from below zero in winter to 90-100 in the summer(Now). Thanks so much for this recipe. It's been quite an adventure."
in Fermented soybean paste (Doenjang) — Jul/19

"Here I am at 5 weeks. Is this OK? I have cleaned the fungus off a couple of times. In your instructions it says to let ferment for 2 to 3 months. How do I know when to strain it or let it go a few more weeks? Also do I need to keep cleaning out the white/green off of the charcoal and peppers. Thanks."
in Fermented soybean paste (Doenjang) — Jun/19

"Does this look ok? This is after 3 weeks. I took out the white stuff(it had some green in it as well. Cleaned the charcoal and replaced the peppers and jujubes with new ones. I hope that was the right thing. Thanks."
in Fermented soybean paste (Doenjang) — May/19

"So I’m getting frustrated. I’ve spent time and money on the clay pots and soybeans etc. i asked a question last week with no reply. Has anyone out there had it where there was no fungi of any color on the meju block? Mine are so dry and I’ve had them in the heated box for 3 weeks. Do I just hang longer and put in the brine solution? Do I wet them and put in the heated box with straw to try and get fungi longer? How important is it to get noticeable fungi? I’d be grateful if you or someone who knows would reply to this."
in Fermented soybean paste (Doenjang) — Mar/19

"So I have let the Meju dry for the 6 weeks and I put them in the heated box with some straw.(wheat straw) After almost 10 days I have no fungus of any kind on the blocks. They smell good but no color. Is that ok? Do I use alfalfa hay or wheat straw as I have no rice straw? Thanks."
in Fermented soybean paste (Doenjang) — Mar/19

"Hello. I just hung the blocks after 3 days. I’m in Idaho the temperature at this time of year is 0 degrees up to about 35 degrees. Is it best to do all of this inside during winter? Once I put it into the brine doe it work if the temperature is cold? Thanks for the great food videos."
in Fermented soybean paste (Doenjang) — Jan/19