________ is rice covered in mold that is used in making sake.

True or False: The best way to make sake is boiling the rice.

Sake has been consumed and used in religious ceremonies for over _________ years now.

________________ is the process of husking the rice kernel down so that the sake results in a cleaner, smoother finish.

Making sake requires adding acid in order to keep the pH low, thus protecting the ferment from competing bacteria and yeast. The traditional method of acidification known as ______________________ relies on lactic bacteria introduced by using your (clean, but not sanitized) hands to mix the rice.