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Step 4

The evening of the second day

I follow the same procedure as 12 hours ago, this morning – check temperature, mix air in and observe the conditions of growth. So far there is no difference in what the rice looks like, so no new picture (it would look like the one from this morning). The humidity seems right and there is no clumping. There is a slight change in odor indicating lactic acid fermentation in the rice which is OK.

Next step in another 12 hours.

Step 3

The morning of the second day

Open the incubator, check the temperature and adjust if necessary. Take out the two containers and mix in air by scraping the rice mass back and forth at least three times.

Break up any clumps that form and get a feel for the dry/wetness of the rice. If it clumps or cakes together, it’s too wet and will have to be aerated more and more often. If too dry, a sprinkling of water while aerating will help.

After aerating put the dampened cloth lid back on and put back into the incubator, alternating between the top and bottom shelves. Leave to grow.

Next step after about 12 hours.