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in Fermented soybean paste (Doenjang) — May/21

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in Fermented soybean paste (Doenjang) — May/21

"This is my first time making doenjang and I'm at the initial hanging of the meju, before putting the blocks in cardboard boxes and I'm completely lost and whether my blocks are okay or not. I'm getting a lot of white and dark green mold growth. My meju wasn't as tightly packed, so there are a lot of large cracks. It's been giving off an old, smelly sock smell. Recently, I took a peak into these cracks with my phone camera and light and noticed there were two cracks on two separate meju blocks where it was all slimey. I took a sample with a toothpick and it smelled very funky... I wasn't sure if this meant it was spoiled or not. Could anyone look at the pictures below and let me know if this mold growth this early is okay, and any advice on the slime? It is only located on a small crevice in two of my three blocks (has not spread anywhere). I have no pictures of the slime unfortunately. My fear is that some fruit flies got into my meju and laid eggs but I'm being hopeful. Also any reference for what the smell is supposed to be, what it's supposed to look like, etc. It's so hard for me to gauge if this is going well or not."
in Fermented soybean paste (Doenjang) — May/21