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New batch of tempeh: Red Kidney Bean plus Little and Foxtail Millets

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I had a small amount of Foxtail millet, so I added enough Little millet to make a total of 1.5 cups before cooking. I also cooked (separately) 1.5 cups red kidney beans (measured before cooking).

The millet seems to want to clump and stick together, so I’m a little apprehensive about this batch. In the future, for a 3-cup batch I might go with 2 cups beans and 1 cup millet instead of 1.5 cups of each.

Still, there it is bagged after cooking, drying, cooling, adding vinegar, and adding starter culture. It is now on the rack in the incubator for the next 24 hours. If all goes well, I’ll have a new batch of tempeh ready about this time on Friday afternoon. 

I am following my usual method of making tempeh.

Tempeh done

I called a finish after about 75 hours. Cross-section is at the right, and more details can be found in this post.

I’m not totally happy with how it turned out. I think a couple of problems might have been a) the red kidney beans were a lot larger than the grains of millet, and b) the millet tended to clump.

Still, it’s perfectly edible, and before I know it, I’ll be fermenting the next batch.

Written by Leisureguy

6 September 2022 at 2:13 pm

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