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Production of spirit from crushed rice by non-cooking-fermentation using a bench-scale plant

Authors
Journal
Process Biochemistry
1359-5113
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
28
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0032-9592(93)80001-w
Disciplines
  • Biology

Abstract

Abstract A non-cooking-fermentation system was evaluated using both small-scale and bench pilot-scale equipment. This system employed a commercially available fungal enzyme preparation as saccharifying agent together with citric acid. The fermentation was optimised both for temperature and proportion of seed inoculum. The fermentation products from bench-scale equipment were distilled under vacuum or atmospheric conditions and the distillates were assessed by a taste panel. Distillates produced under atmospheric conditions from non-cooking-fermentation compared favourably with those produced from cooking-fermentation. This method of production could result in significant savings of labour and energy if operated on a production scale.

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