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Old 05-29-2019, 07:14 PM   #1
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Making Soy Sauce, purpose of Charcoal?

I've had the itch to make soy sauce after seeing a documentary on it years ago. I was browsing through You tube just to see others experiences, and one woman , in addition to other ingredients, used a chunk of charcoal during the fermentation process. Any clue what the purpose of the charcoal is ?

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I have never seen a recipe calling for this, but I have seen small bags of irregular pieces of charcoal in oriental stores labeled simply "carbon". To small, and not enough for cooking, I often wondered what that would be used for, but now I know at least one thing that it would be used in, though I'm not sure sure what purpose it would serve.
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To filter some sort of impurities?
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To filter some sort of impurities?
That makes a lot of sense. Charcoal removes toxins.
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Old 05-30-2019, 05:52 PM   #5
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To filter some sort of impurities?
We got a winner !!

At 3:55 it mentions about purifying the water.

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Old 05-30-2019, 06:15 PM   #6
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So, Larry, when are you making the soy sauce?
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Old 05-30-2019, 06:36 PM   #7
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So, Larry, when are you making the soy sauce?
Probably in the very near future. I watched a few more videos and Ill do a little more research, but Im excited about going through the year long process.

https://www.maangchi.com/recipe/doenjang
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Probably in the very near future. I watched a few more videos and Ill do a little more research, but Im excited about going through the year long process.

https://www.maangchi.com/recipe/doenjang
Please post your results and which process you use. Good luck.
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Yeah, I'm kinda interested as well. I have patience. I can wait a year.

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Never heard of this before
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