Rice vinegar update: Finally, it's time to add the vinegar mother! 5 more weeks till I can expect vinegar.
Now, to cover it with plastic film wrap to keep fruit flies out, and then the crock jar lid. I'll store it in the pantry for the next few weeks so I'm not tempted to poke at it quite so much.
It's going to be a while before this looks beautiful again... I'm very happy to have a nice, healthy vinegar mother to begin with, rather than just wait to let it form on its own. Hopefully that will ensure that the five-week time-line to vinegar is accurate.
Just had a quick taste of the rice wine, and it's very interesting, kind of clean tasting, a little apple-ish which is appropriate, since I'm using an apple cider vinegar mother.
Will update again when it looks different, and/or when the taste is significantly changed.