Mistakes Happen

I'm trying to get a short wine recipe to work, but it's tricky.

One of the problems is how long to incubate the yeast cakes before using them.  The recipe says:


浸麴發如魚眼湯。
Soak the yeast cakes until they bubble with bubbles the size of fish eyes.

And so I waited for bubbles.  They never came, and one day when I checked on the brew...
Sadness.  It's covered in a slick of fungus.

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