356-324 Do I need a side job? (3)

That was very cheap, ego-imo.
"Yes, a bit unbelievably so.

 When Haruka and his friends returned home, they saw the four ego potatoes on the table and were surprised at the price, which was much lower than they had imagined.

 Four potatoes about 30 centimeters in diameter cost one silver coin.
 It was the kind of money that could only buy a loaf of bread.

"Well, let's taste it and see what it's like.
Oh, you're very brave, Natsuki!
You're very brave, Natsuki. - We won't know what to do until we try it.

 I'm not sure what to make of this.

I'm not sure what to make of this. I'm sure you'll like it.

No, thank you.

I'm fine.

 Natsuki offered a slice of ego-imo, but Haruka and the others all backed away and shook their heads.

 Well, seeing the expression on Natsuki's face, he wouldn't normally say, "I'll try it.

So, do you think you can handle it?

I'm not sure if it's a good idea to use it as a raw material for alcohol, but I think it might work. I'm still level 5 in [Pharmacy].

I'm not sure what to do.

I'm not sure what to make of it. This can be removed by distillation. I think the sour taste is tannin, but that's not a problem either.

Well, can yeast work in such a condition?

We'll have to experiment with that. Is it better to mix rice malt with the yeast, to saccharify it with malt, or do I need a different method? It seems a little difficult, but it may be possible to use potatoes directly as koji. With that koji mold.

Oh, that. ....... I'm sure you can do something with that.

 Yuki recalled the fungus that made rice malt in an unusually short time, folded her arms and nodded her head.

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I have to make a parachute, so I'm going to try some experiments while I'm working on that.

    I'm not sure what to make of this.

 Of course, the results of our forest search were not so good.

 It's not easy to go into the forest and find a plant that conveniently stores starch and sugar.

 If you dig hard enough, you might find something like a yam, but that would defeat the purpose of this article.

 As we went out into the forest several times, our exploration of the forest turned into a walk.
 We got rid of the occasional goblin and got a boar - Mary and Mitya.
 We practiced our magic while watching them do their thing.
 We don't have to worry about how much magic we have left, because there's no problem without my magic.

 And sometimes I invite Haruka and the others to enjoy the autumn leaves in the mountains, or to replenish fish and shrimp in the river.

 While we were slowly enjoying the autumn, the brewery that was being built in the garden was completed.

This is ...... a magnificent sake brewery!

 For some reason, Tommy was the one who shouted in admiration in front of the three-story brewery.
 He had also come to see the brewery when it was under construction, but only once because he had work to do.
 Instead, the number of cat cars had been increased to three.
 Of course, it was Tommy's hard work.

 Some improvements have been made, but it seems that the cost problem has not yet been solved.

 Mr. Gantz is not here today because he has work to do.

I mean, Mr. Simon, weren't you planning to build a two-story building?
I just felt like it! Don't worry about it!
I just felt like it. ......

 Is it really okay to make a building in such a random way?
 Isn't it necessary to have a solid structural calculation or something like that?

As for us, we're a little concerned that it's more expensive than our own house. ......
"Oh? You guys want me to build an addition to your house too?

 You'll be able to find a lot of people who are interested in this sort of thing.

No, it's not necessary. We don't need any more rooms.

Well, it doesn't look too bad, so what's the harm?

 It was taller than our house, and it did block some of the view from our windows, but it was far enough away that it wasn't an eyesore, thanks to the fact that it was built on the edge of the property.

 The exterior walls are neatly plastered, and even the pattern of the walls of a sake brewery (namako-kabe), which Toya had taught me to enjoy, has been reproduced.

But ......, you built a very thick wall, didn't you? The cost is quite high, isn't it?
"It's not cheap. But it's not a problem. It's necessary for sake brewing, right?

 I wondered at the start of the work how serious he was about sake brewing.

 Well, for those of us who are thinking of making sake as a sideline, there is a part of us that is grateful.

 For the sake brewing business, we have agreed that we will provide the technology, Diora will take care of all the paperwork, and Simon will build the buildings, make the tools, and provide the manpower if necessary.

Now, let's get started on the brewing, how's that going?
We'll talk about it inside.

 "Let's talk about it inside," said Natsuki, leading Simon and the others to our dining room.

 We are here except for Mary and Mitya, Tommy, Simon, and Diora are also at the table.

 Diora said, "It's important for our future! It's important for our future!

 Mary and Mitya are at the orphanage.
 They didn't seem to be interested in brewing, so I sent them to play.

First of all, here is the rice we will use to make the sake. Here is what we heated up. You may have seen it at the last party.

 Haruka first laid out on the table raw rice, steamed rice, and cooked rice.
 There were three types of raw rice: hulled, brown, and polished.

This is the steamed rice with koji, and this amazake is made by mixing this koji with the cooked rice. Even though it is called "sake," it does not contain any alcohol. Please try it.

 Natsuki poured the amazake into a cup and placed it in front of the three of them.
 Seeing the cloudy white liquid, only Tommy took it and drank it without hesitation.

 Simon and Diora were looking into the cup with narrowed eyes, but when they saw Tommy drinking normally, they sipped it with some confusion.

I've never had amazake made from koji before, but I didn't know it tasted like this.
"You've never had it before Tommy?

Yes. There are things made with sake lees, though.

 I see. Even if they are the same kind of amazake, they taste quite different.

 Koji amazake contains no alcohol and has a unique flavor, while amazake made with sake lees is sweetened with sugar and is rather bland.

 The alcohol content varies depending on the sake lees used, but it can be strong enough to make you drunk.

 By the way, my preference is for sake lees.
 I don't like the flavor of koji amazake.

"Wow, this is sweet.
"This doesn't have any sugar in it, does it? It's amazing. It's more than I imagined.

 The two who sipped it after Tommy also rolled their eyes at the sweetness.

 I don't know what the sugar content of koji amazake is, but it seems quite sweet even to us. For people from this world who don't usually have a chance to eat sweetness, it must be too much.

As you can see, we have succeeded so far without any problems. The next step is to turn it into alcohol, but this will take time and some trial and error.

"Hmm. If it's as sweet as this, I think it can be made into alcohol on its own, but it's not stable, is it?

Yes. Then there is the taste. Once we succeed, we'll be able to make it consistently, but we have work to do as adventurers. ......

We don't have time for that, do we?

 I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to do that.

I'm going to see if I can't get a steady supply of rice. I'm going to see if I can't get a stable supply of rice, including researching the place of production and distribution channels. There may be some rice grown nearby.

Thank you very much. We just bought it at Crevilly, so we don't know anything about it.

 If it's sold there, it must be made somewhere else.

 It's not easy to find out where to get the goods, but Diora, who has access to the adventurer's guild and the nobility, will probably be able to help you out.

I'll make the necessary tools. I can make tools out of wood.

"As for manpower, I'm ......, or rather, my mentor is. "As for the manpower, I , or rather my master, said that he would find someone who would take it seriously.

"Well, I guess it's our job to teach them how to build. I don't think we'll be successful right away, but we'll be around for a long time, okay?

"I know. The wages of a few apprentices are not much for a few years. Well, I can't wait to start drinking.

I don't think it'll take that long, but I'll take care of it if it keeps failing. Please don't worry about that.

 According to Haruka and the others, it's not difficult to make alcohol.

 Aside from whether or not it can be made into a tasty alcoholic beverage, in extreme cases, even yeast and sugar water used to make bread can be used to make alcohol.

 Since such liquor is definitely alcohol, if the process does not work, it is possible to cultivate appropriate yeast from fruit peels, etc., and make distilled liquor.

 The question is whether the price of such distilled liquor will be competitive or not.

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 A few days later, three young men arrived.
 Their names were Jay, Peeta, and Kise.

 All of them were about the same age as us or a little younger, but their attitude toward Natsuki, the technical instructor, was stiff, and I could clearly sense that they were very nervous.

 Was it because he was cute? I thought it was because she was cute, but it didn't seem that way.

 He was warned about coming here - well, to put it bluntly, he was given a very strong warning, almost like a threat. It seems that he was nailed.

 Mr. Ganz, Mr. Simon, and Mr. Diora. What would happen if I slacked off, cut corners, or leaked secrets to those three?

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for and what you can do to help.

 ...... is usually a very kind sister.

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 When I asked them about their situation, I found out that they were so-called "leftovers".
 They have no family business or farmland to inherit, and if things continue as they are, they will have no choice but to become adventurers.
 In other words, if they succeed, they will be able to get stable jobs and get married.
 If you fail, your life is over.

 The guild's vice-chief, Diora, has a bad memory, and I'm in worse shape than a normal adventurer, so I'm off to a negative start.

 It was almost like a dead or alive situation.
 Yeah, I feel bad for dragging you into this.
 But the odds of success are pretty high, so all I can say is good luck.

 Natsuki's instruction lasted about three days, and the first batch of sake was safely prepared.
 The sake was not yet finished, but we could only hope that the yeast would take hold.
 And with that, we finally returned to our main task: exploring the dungeon.