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2022.03.22 Does brewer’s rice have a personality of its own?

The farmer in Yumesaki states, “The type of rice made for brewing and the kind we eat are grown differently.” The rice used for brewing is generally tall, and it’s necessary to pay attention to the type of compost used and the amount of water while checking its complexion all the time. What does he mean by “complexion?” “What I’m talking about are the colors of the leaves. If the weeds on the paths in the rice fields are deep green, that means the compost is rich in nutrients. If it’s yellow, that means it’s not. I compare them during cultivation time and make adjustments where necessary.” It seems that rice has a personality just like humans. It makes so much sense now.

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