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I finally got the package of koji starter (tane koji) that I ordered three weeks ago. 

  

I sent in the order to Gem Cultures (find under links in the menu) via email, and they replied very quickly with a cost proposal and Pay Pal info. Pay Pal was easy to use and seems very secure. They sent the package off immediately, but then it took about three weeks for the postal service to get the package to me. It could also be that the customs controls caused delay, but there were no signs of that. 

All in all, I’m very pleased with the service and highly recommend Gem Cultures for ordering starters and cultures from probably anywhere in the world. I have used their koji starters for years and they are excellent. 

  

Later I will order some starter from Japan to see how that goes. 

In the meantime, I’ve also been making rice koji – a new batch every third day. I’m up to 4 kilos now and will do 2 more batches and then switch to making about 5 kilos of barley koji. I do have a larger incubation chamber, so I could make bigger batches faster, but I prefer the slow, steady pace of the smaller ones.

Yesterday I ran out of my japanese tane koji (koji starter), so I got out a package from a company in Olympia Washington USA.

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I bought this last year when I was visiting over there, along with starter for barley koji and tempeh. It is so easy to find and contact these companies by internet now days.