QIOKE CEDAR WOOD BARRELS

These magnificent Qioke Barrels are Handmade by Quirien Heitzer and are available exclusively on our Kojinomics Website.

 

 

ADVANTAGES OF WOODEN KIOKE

'Less than 100 years ago, all Japan’s fermented products — including soy sauce, miso, mirin (sweet cooking sake), rice vinegar, sake and pickles — were made in wooden barrels. There is a good reason for this: Fermentation relies on a healthy environment where microbes can thrive, where enzymes and yeasts can work in symbiosis. Kioke are the ideal vessels for this because the wood itself is host to millions of beneficial microbes. Some maintain that the kioke is more than just a tool, it’s the essential ingredient required to authentically ferment Japanese foods.