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Has anyone sprouted adzuki beans? ? I'm following all the instructions and this is day three of soaking and rinsing. It tells me to be sure to pick out all the hard beans. My problem is that the majority of beans are still rather hard. There are a few that are in that sprouting stage but not many.
I've had great success with sprouting lentils. Now I'm wondering if our house is too cool. We live in Colorado and keep the house at 65-67 during the day and turn it down to 60 at night.
Any suggestions? ?
I have not tried sprouting adzuki beans, but when I sprout mung beans - oh wow - those unsprouted beans are tooth crackers! (not literally...) but you know when you've bit into one.
I don't know if this would help, but I would suggest setting your sprouting jar (container) on top of your fridge where it's warm. Sometimes I wrap my jars in a kitchen towel, leaving the top open though for air circulation.
How long did you do their initial soak for? *Ü*
That's a good idea to wrap the sprouting jar and I'll try the top of frig.
My intial soak was 12 hours.
02-23-2010, 01:29 PM
You could try another six or twelve hour soak for this batch of beans and change the water mid soak. Maybe they were extra dry or older. Improving air circulation may help too. It sounds like it could be the cool temps slowing germination (you are on the low end of the optimal range). Good idea to wrap the jar. Sprouting creates a little heat in the process so saving some of that may help. You might also try to use room temperature water if you aren't already, rather than cold out of the tap.
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