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We provide tempeh starter with the brand of Raprima. It is a very good quality tempeh starter for making your own tempeh.
Besides getting the best tempeh starter to make your own tempeh, you can also contact us to get information. The customers’ satisfaction is our first priority. If you only want to find information, or ask for a help, or share something, we will also serve you with pleasure. Some of our customers who are from other countries usually send messages to us via email to ask something such as the way to make tempeh, the price of our tempeh, the shipping cost, the benefits of our tempeh starter, our business, etc.
Today, we just had a customer from Switzerland asking us about tempeh starter including the process of making tempeh starter. Thanks to her for giving us an opportunity to help her. Here is the picture she sent to us:
You can see in the picture that the mold of Rhizopus Oligosporus (kind of mold/spore in the starter that transform soybeans into tempe) didn’t grow well. It could happens due to some reasons. Now, let’s discover what factor might influence it.
Well, our customer lives in Switzerland which has about 20°C room temperature. It is truly different with Indonesian’s temperature. One important thing you should know before making tempeh is the temperature setting. Temperature can be very crucial in the process of making tempeh. This is why you should make sure that you can provide suitable temperature for tempeh.
You must consider the temperature because the fermentation process needs warm temperature. So, in the fermentation process you should place the soybean in the warm place. Because if the temperature is too cold or too hot the fermentation will be failed. Or it will harm to consume because of the bacteria. So, make sure that the temperature is normal. The mold Rhizopus Oligosporus can grow at a temperature of 30-35 ℃ with a minimum temperature of 12 ℃ and a maximum temperature of 42℃. It is the best temperature for the soybean fermented.
How To Keep The Starter?
To keep your tempeh starter, you can save tempeh starter on the jar or other container which has normal temperature. In Indonesia, it doesn’t need to keep it on the freezer because the temperature is suitable for tempeh starter. The important thing is that, don’t put tempeh starter on either too moist or too dry place.
In Indonesia when the temperature is normal, we usually keep it on the jar and the starter should be tightly closed. For information, you can use binder clip to close it tightly. Please find the attachment below to see the example of how to use it.
Perhaps you can also keep the starter in the refrigerator in a closed glass jar, and don’t forget to keep the starter tightly closed as what we inform previously. However, you should remember when you are going to use it, you should make the temperature of starter normal. If the starter is in the cold condition, the mold will not work which means the fermentation process will fail.
The Process Of Making Tempeh
Please open our site to find the detail on the easy way to make your own tempeh. Well, some of our customers often ask about the use of vinegar. You may use vinegar, but we don’t know for sure the measurement of it because in Indonesia, we don’t use vinegar to make tempeh. This is about vinegar. Next, let’s talk about other matter.
Besides considering the temperature as we mentioned above, you should also pay attention to the water used. In the tempeh making process, you need water both to wash and boil the soybeans, right? The quality of water can also influence the tempeh making result. Make sure that your water is not contaminated with chemical material since it can disturb the mold/spore function.
Furthermore, in the packaging of our tempeh starter, there is the measurement of tempeh starter.
– 2 gr tempeh starter for 1kg soybeans.
– 1 teaspoonful tempeh starter for 2,5kg soybeans.
– 1 tablespoon tempeh starter for 10kg soybeans.
Making tempeh of little amount of soya beans as you can see in the picture above is too little. To make it easier, you can make tempeh at least 1/2kg soybeans with 1gr tempeh starter.
This is all we can inform. Hopefully it can help our customer from Switzerland to make her own tempeh. If you are still confused, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Contact us at:
+62 857 4849 1242
Maron, Donoharjo, Ngaglik, Sleman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 55581