Re: Distilling wine from uncooked rice
tuak - rice wine
Langkau - rice wine distillate
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Derek Hamlet <derekhamlet@s...>
> I've never heard of making alcohol from uncooked rice. I thoughtthe
> cooking was necessary to do the various starch conversions that hadto take
> place?Bajau people
> When I was a young man, I lived in the jungle on the east coast of
> Borneo. There were five distinct populations. There were the
> who originally came from the southern Phillipines, the Chinese, thepeople who
> Malaysians from West Malaysia, some Indians and the local Iban
> had been there before all the rest. For the most part they engagedin
> slash and burn agriculture and hunting. They made a rice wine fromcooked
> rice which was thrown in a large gourd with a yeast cake and leftfor a
> couple of days. The gourds had a very narrow neck and opening.The rice
> wine was sucked up through a bamboo straw. It didn't taste toobad, but,
> as you can imagine we got some shocking hangovers. There was quitea
> ritual in drinking the stuff.Always men, no women as I remember.who is to
> I never did discover any indigenous stills in their culture, but,
> say.enjoyed the
> That was all a long time ago back in the late 60's. While I
> opportunity to visit really remote villages and participate intheir
> cultural events, I much preferred to drink Suntori whiskey with theChinese
> shopkeepers. At least I didn't get violently ill in the name ofcultural
> sensitivity.close to
> But, it was all fun.
> At 07:37 PM 03/04/2004, you wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >Just about finished the stripping run from the first batch of an
> >uncooked rice wine ferment. Disappointing wouldn't really come
> >describing it -- approximately 300mls so far of 95% (includingThe
> >foreshots, etc) from 17 litres of liquid containing 10kgs of rice.
> >still's at 96 C r.n., so I doubt I'm likely to get much moreuseful out
> >of it. All in all, an *incredibly* bad yield. I figure crushed /broken
> >rice would fare better, but cooked rice appears to be a far betterChinese
> >proposition judging by this test run.
> >Have yet to strip the nuruk batch -- this was the batch with the
> >rice wine cakes.
> >Gah!! Ugh!
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> Derek Hamlet
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