Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where do I buy “_____”? (E.g.- yeast, rice, equipment)

A: You can find the sources for just about everything you need in the Knowledge Base.  Check each category for a sourcing list.

Q: How many sake breweries are there in North America?

A: Currently there are about 20 sake breweries including 3 in Canada and 1 in Mexico.

Q: What is the best way to buy Brewing Society of Japan yeast (Kyoukai Koubo)?

A: BSoJ yeast is now being sold through the company IIDA SHOJI.  You can contact representative Mitsuhiro Kono for inquiries.

Q: What are the best resources for brewing information?

A: The current best are the Textbook of Sake Brewing from the Brewing Society of Japan and the Sake Glossary from The Society for Nada Sake Research.

Q: I have a problem in my brewery. How do I troubleshoot?

A: Have you tried the forums?  Many brewers have encountered similar issues in the brewing process.  Try a search for your topic.  If you don’t see an answer, post your question!

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