Kevin Miguel

Kevin Miguel's comments

"I guess Hawaii is warm so it takes exactly one week to make makgeolli. So every Saturday I will be cooking rice and making this liquor! One gallon a week is perfect! I'm cooking the rice for my second batch right now :)"
in Traditional Korean rice liquor (Makgeolli) — Jul/16

"Maangchi, I tasted a small sample of my makgeolli when I bottled it this morning and yes it seems a lot stronger than the bottles I used to buy from the market! When I opened my fermenting container this morning to strain it, the smell of the alcohol made me dizzy! Thank you for doing the experiments and teaching us how to make stronger makgeolli! :)"
in Traditional Korean rice liquor (Makgeolli) — Jul/16

"I also used my rice cooker. Inside of my rice pot there are lines telling me how much water to add. But I followed Maangchi's instructions and added 5 cups rice and I measured 4 cups of water. It filled the rice pot to the exact line where I would normally fill the water. So now I know I can just cook 5 cups of rice without measuring the water. My mixture was in a very wide container and I couldn't see any seperation until day 7. It was just a very very thin layer of clear liquid on top. Today is day 8 and my mixture was finished. The liquid on top had an amber color, but still it was a very thin layer on top. But it turned out fine when I bottled it and tasted a sample. I think your mixture will be okay! :)"
in Traditional Korean rice liquor (Makgeolli) — Jul/16

"My mixture smelled really nice on day 1 and 2, almost like bananas. The rest of the days it had a musty mildew smell like you describe. But it turned out fantastic when I bottled it this morning. I think your batch is going to be okay :)"
in Traditional Korean rice liquor (Makgeolli) — Jul/16

"Yay! My makgeolli was ready this morning! I strained it and added the 8 cups of water and sugar. It made a whole gallon! I had an empty makgeolli bottle that I bought from the store, so I filled it up so I can share it with one of my friends. It's the first time I tasted homemade makgeolli, and it's so much better than the one sold in the market! Thank you for teaching me how to make this, it's my first time making booze! :)"
in Traditional Korean rice liquor (Makgeolli) — Jul/16