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Making ‘brem’ and ‘arak’ in Bali

  • Harry Nazarudin


Bali | Sat, January 26 2013 | 11:23 am
Making ‘brem’ and ‘arak’ in Bali

PREMIUM We’ve all heard of hops and malts for beer production, although we’ve probably never seen them in real life. With rice it is the opposite — most of us living in Indonesia have seen different types of rice in various shapes and servings. But do we know how to convert rice into rice wine?

Brem, a brownish liquor with a 5 percent alcohol content, is a popular rice wine in Bali. Not only ...