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  • thunderlips
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1989

    • June 07, 2012, 10:01:55 am
    • South Korea
Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #3260 on: Yesterday at 09:55:18 am »
Found an amazing makgeolli on coupang. It's a porridge base to start the fermentation and then they add more steamed rice 3 days later and again 3 days after that. Boozy, a little thicker and the perfect tartness. Well, well worth the 10 000W. (it's 12.5%. You'd easily spend that on a cheap red wine, don't let the fact that it's "JuSt MaKgEoLli" discourage you)

https://www.coupang.com/vp/products/50478124?vendorItemId=3425335980&isAddedCart=


Couple more honourable mentions:

This one has a final stage in its bottle conditioning. Crack the cap and watch the show inside the bottle. Great experience.
https://www.coupang.com/vp/products/233607924?isAddedCart=

This one is a solid sippable mak (and you get two bottles, the price is right.
https://www.coupang.com/vp/products/218520947?isAddedCart=

I canít open the age verify. Does the first makgeoli have aspartame??


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6172

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #3261 on: Yesterday at 10:28:52 am »
I canít open the age verify. Does the first makgeoli have aspartame??

It does not.
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


  • Kyndo
  • Moderator LVL 1

    • 1339

    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
    • Gyeongsangbuk-do
Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #3262 on: Yesterday at 10:31:34 am »
How do they keep it from continuing to ferment in the bottle, then?


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6172

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #3263 on: Yesterday at 10:36:13 am »
How do they keep it from continuing to ferment in the bottle, then?

They don't. It's alive. hahha That's why you can't store makgeolli on its side, the cap always is a little open, to let gas escape. It's also why the taste changes over the weeks, it's never truly finished.

However, when you do filter it, a lot of the yeast and stuff comes out with the rice sediment so it does slow down quite a bit. Also, it's then refrigerated.

It's alive and it's fermenting but at a fraction of what it would be in the fermentation vat.

Ferm vat --> 18-21 degrees

Fridge ---> 4 degrees.
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 10:40:00 am by CO2 »
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


  • Kyndo
  • Moderator LVL 1

    • 1339

    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
    • Gyeongsangbuk-do
Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #3264 on: Yesterday at 10:46:40 am »
Ah, I see. That makes sense.
Is this pretty common? I'm not sure if I've ever seen unsealed makgeoli in the grocery store.


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6172

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #3265 on: Yesterday at 11:03:32 am »
Ah, I see. That makes sense.
Is this pretty common? I'm not sure if I've ever seen unsealed makgeoli in the grocery store.
It's sealed in the sense that when you open it, the plastic ring comes apart, but there's a huge wad of cotton plastic under the cap that sits around the rim of the bottle that lets gas escape.

Leave a cheap bottle on its side for ten minutes and you'll see. 

Expensive bottles are usually aged for months so they can be selaed pretty well. The plastic bottles at Emart and 7-11 are fermented and bottled quickly, that's why they're 1300W and fizzy.
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


Re: RAVING/HAPPY SH!T MEGATHREAD
« Reply #3266 on: Yesterday at 11:20:24 am »
It's sealed in the sense that when you open it, the plastic ring comes apart, but there's a huge wad of cotton plastic under the cap that sits around the rim of the bottle that lets gas escape.

Leave a cheap bottle on its side for ten minutes and you'll see. 

Expensive bottles are usually aged for months so they can be selaed pretty well. The plastic bottles at Emart and 7-11 are fermented and bottled quickly, that's why they're 1300W and fizzy.

For sure. I once got a few cheap bottles and stuck them in the fridge on their sides, what a mess to clean up a couple of hours later.