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  • waljaco
    In China and Japan chestnuts are fermented with rice using a natural yeast-fungal starter. The fungus provides the enzymes. wal ... thier ... getting ...
    Message 1 of 7 , Oct 27, 2008
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      In China and Japan chestnuts are fermented with rice using a natural
      yeast-fungal starter. The fungus provides the enzymes.
      wal
      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "waljaco" <waljaco@...> wrote:
      >
      > Apparently not, although, "A part of starch changes into sugars
      > during storage."
      >
      > Chestnut Starch
      > http://www.scielo.br/pdf/babt/v44n1/a10v44n1.pdf
      >
      > Carob beans (carruba - Ceratonia siliqua) are boiled to extract
      thier
      > sugars. Grown in Silicily.
      > wal
      >
      > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "miciofelice2003"
      > <miciofelice2003@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Ciao a tutti.
      > >
      > > I read - I don't remember where - that boiling chestnuts is
      getting
      > > the result to convert (partially) the starch to sugars.
      > >
      > > Is it true?
      > >
      > > ciao
      > >
      > > micio felice
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "waljaco" <waljaco@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > You will need enzymes of course - from malted grain or
      commercial
      > > to
      > > > convert the starch to sugars. Apparently in Corsica they make
      > > an 'eau-
      > > > de-vie de chataigne' (acquavite di castagna?)
      > > > wal
      > > >
      > > > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "miciofelice2003"
      > > > <miciofelice2003@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > Ciao a tutti.
      > > > >
      > > > > Thank you, Wal.
      > > > >
      > > > > micio felice
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "waljaco" <waljaco@>
      > wrote:
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Chestnuts are high in carbohydrates and low in fat so can
      be
      > > > > > fermented - 'flour from trees' for the Italian rural poor
      > > (once).
      > > > > > Carob beans are used in Lebanon to make raki.
      > > > > > http://www.scielo.br/pdf/babt/v49n2/28582.pdf
      > > > > > wal
      > > > > > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "miciofelice2003"
      > > > > > <miciofelice2003@> wrote:
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Ciao a tutti.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > A friend of mine asked me if it's possible to get some
      > spirit
      > > > > (not
      > > > > > > grappa because this name belong only to the spirit
      > distilled
      > > by
      > > > > > using
      > > > > > > grape pomaces)from chestnuts.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > In my opinion yes, it's possible, but ... how to get?
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Please, my friend (and me) aren't used to use a lot
      > > > of "strange"
      > > > > > > chemical things, the maximum we want to use is yeast and
      > > sugar,
      > > > > if
      > > > > > > any: we prefer to lose something but not to add other
      > things.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > My friend prefer to be simple, to work simple, to use
      > simple
      > > > > things.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > So, is there any friend that can help us?
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Ciao a tutti.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > micio felice
      > > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
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