punkin wrote:i have just made my first two batches of tempeh and i am so very much in love with the entire process.
This is probably my favorite ferment. Really rewarding to open up the incubator to the smell of fresh tempeh and fuzz-covered beans. I love that smell!
punkin wrote:Is there any grain or legume that should not be used for tempeh?
In The Book of Tempeh
, Shurtleff lists all kinds of legumes, grains, seeds you can use. I don't know of anything you should avoid, and I bet you could use just about anything. Shurtleff even lists peanuts and sunflower seeds. Black-eyed peas are a favorite of mine.
punkin wrote:also, is there anything against using dry or fresh herbs in the mix (adding them in before the fermentation process)?
Don't know, but I've had mind to try this too. Let me know if you give this a try. I have a feeling a small addition of herbs wouldn't do any harm. Maybe some herbs would inhibit growth(?)