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beljica 07-07-2012 07:16 AM

DIY rice syrup
I decided that I would make my own rice syrup since I had seen people posting on other sites trying and trying to make the stuff. Here's what I came up with.

3 pounds rice
1 gallon water +2 cups
bioferm L

I boiled the gallon of water then added the rice and cooked till soft and "soupy". After that I stuck it into a mesh bag for BIB. When that was ready I got the temp up to 154 and added the Bioferm L and let it sit for two hours in a mini cooler.

Heres the cool part though.

After I had the wort collected I used a large pan to reduce the wort into syrup. It came out looking exactly like the syrup from Lundbergs and tasted just like it too! I made about 1.25 pounds of syrup so my extraction was only mediocre but that's what I expected from BIB.

thanantos 07-07-2012 07:42 AM

Probably a stupid question, but a quick search did not produce the answer.

What's "BIB"?

KevinM 07-07-2012 12:39 PM

Sounds like brew in bag or brew in a bag.

beljica 07-07-2012 02:28 PM

Thanks Kevin. Brew in a Bag, sorry about that.

hoppymonkey 07-07-2012 02:39 PM

What was the gravity of the end product?

igliashon 07-07-2012 04:51 PM

What's "bioferm" and where do you get it? Or more importantly, where can *I* get it? I'd love to try making rice syrup out of black rice or red rice or toasted rice etc.

beljica 07-08-2012 01:49 AM

The OG? Since I reduced it to be super thick I didn't take a measurement but before I reduced it I had 1.055 which is decent. Bioferm L is a commercial enzyme and I don't know if it's readily available but there are other options to get your diastatic power from. Maybe a local nano could hook you up?

igliashon 07-08-2012 03:32 AM

Hmm...looks like Bioferm L is just alpha-amylase. Can you confirm or deny this?

ChasidicCalvinist 07-08-2012 03:40 AM

When you weigh the time of making it, plus cost of ingredients, do you really come out on top of just buying something like Lundbergs?

igliashon 07-08-2012 03:46 AM

Seconded. There's definitely the question of, "why make it into syrup rather than just using it as wort and making beer with it straight away?"

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