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Innovation Chinese rice wine brewing technology by bi-acidification to exclude rice soaking process

Wei, Xiao Lu, Liu, Shuang Ping, Yu, Jian Shen, Yu, Yong Jian, Zhu, Sheng Hu, Zhou, Zhi Lei, Hu, Jian, Mao, Jian
Journal of bioscience and bioengineering 2017 v.123 no.4 pp. 460-465
Lactobacillus, alcohols, brewing, esters, eutrophication, human health, pollution, rice, rice wines, soaking, surface water, wastewater, water resources, China
As a traditional fermented alcoholic beverage of China, Chinese rice wine (CRW) had a long history of more than 5000 years. Rice soaking process was the most crucial step during CRW brewing process, because rice soaking quality directly determined the quality of CRW. However, rice soaking water would cause the eutrophication of water bodies and waste of water. The longer time of rice soaking, the higher the content of biogenic amine, and it would have a huge impact on human health. An innovation brewing technology was carried out to exclude the rice soaking process and the Lactobacillus was added to make up for the total acid. Compared to the traditional brewing technology, the new technology saved water resources and reduced environmental pollution. The concentration of biogenic amine was also decreased by 27.16%, which improving the security of the CRW. The esters increased led to more soft-tasted CRW and less aging time; the quality of CRW would be improved with less alcohol.