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Old 02-07-2013, 12:57 AM   #621
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If you REALLY wanted to know what the alcohol content was in an economical and accurate manner, you would buy one of these.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:32 AM   #622
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I am going to try to produce a dry Chinese rice wine. I will try 1 kg dry rice, 0.01 kg Chinese yeast ball, 1.5 kg water as a starting point.

standardized recipes from http://www.jiangnan.edu.cn/zhgjiu/u3-6.htm

The ingredients of (YUAN HONG RICE WINE) (dry, 15% alcohol)
polished glutinous rice 100 kg
wheat koji 10.5 kg
traditional seed mash 6 kg
total water 136 (acidified rice steeping 58 kg, fresh 78 kg)

home brew version

http://aussiehomebrewer.com/topic/54...ese-rice-wine/

standerized recipe

Ingredients
100 kg dry weight polished glutinous rice, steamed
1 kg Chinese yeast balls
water (none = sweet, 100 kg = semi sweet, 200 kg = dry ~16%)

It will be a week or so until my yeast balls arrive.

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:40 AM   #623
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Originally Posted by nhamilto40
I am going to try to produce a dry Chinese rice wine. I will try 1 kg dry rice, 0.01 kg Chinese yeast ball, 1.5 kg water as a starting point.

standardized recipes from http://www.jiangnan.edu.cn/zhgjiu/u3-6.htm

The ingredients of (YUAN HONG RICE WINE) (dry, 15% alcohol)
polished glutinous rice 100 kg
wheat koji 10.5 kg
traditional seed mash 6 kg
total water 136 (acidified rice steeping 58 kg, fresh 78 kg)

home brew version

http://aussiehomebrewer.com/topic/54...ese-rice-wine/

standerized recipe

Ingredients
100 kg dry weight polished glutinous rice, steamed
1 kg Chinese yeast balls
water (none = sweet, 100 kg = semi sweet, 200 kg = dry ~16%)

It will be a week or so until my yeast balls arrive.
Welcome to the forum. So you aren't going to cook the rice?

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:19 AM   #624
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The plan is to cook the rice and then add water to total 1.5 times the dry weight of the uncooked rice (dry rice = 1 kg, adsorbed + added water = 1.5 kg).

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:30 PM   #625
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Well, it looks like I'll be making rice wine this weekend. I stopped in to a large Asian market that I pass by all the time but never go in. This place has things I didn't even know existed and more noodles and rice than I've seen anywhere else. After only about a minute of looking I found the yeast balls, picked out some jasmine rice and got out the door for less than $8. I'm going to have to go back in when I have the time to look around for other things.


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Old 02-07-2013, 07:34 PM   #626
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Guessing Ranch 99?, thats where I got mine also but took way more than a minute to find the yeast balls. They do have a lot of interesting stuff there for sure

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:55 PM   #627
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Guessing Ranch 99?, thats where I got mine also but took way more than a minute to find the yeast balls. They do have a lot of interesting stuff there for sure
Yep, that's the place. I really think I got lucky finding them so fast because the side of the store I started on has the rice and noodles and the yeast was on the second aisle I went to.

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:41 PM   #628
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Yep, that's the place. I really think I got lucky finding them so fast because the side of the store I started on has the rice and noodles and the yeast was on the second aisle I went to.
I asked for help from another shopper and they asked me what they were for and didnt know the culinary use at all so that wasnt very productive haha . Finally just started looking for any kind of balls and found them in about 5 minutes.
Off topic but they have some amazing sweet soy sauce called Kecap Manis that is an awesome marinade for pork and for fried rice.

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:49 PM   #629
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I asked for help from another shopper and they asked me what they were for and didnt know the culinary use at all so that wasnt very productive haha . Finally just started looking for any kind of balls and found them in about 5 minutes.
Off topic but they have some amazing sweet soy sauce called Kecap Manis that is an awesome marinade for pork and for fried rice.
Thanks for the tip. I love soy sauce or pretty much any Asian sauce/marinade/condiment so I'll look for it.

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:58 PM   #630
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Well, it looks like I'll be making rice wine this weekend. I stopped in to a large Asian market that I pass by all the time but never go in. This place has things I didn't even know existed and more noodles and rice than I've seen anywhere else. After only about a minute of looking I found the yeast balls, picked out some jasmine rice and got out the door for less than $8. I'm going to have to go back in when I have the time to look around for other things.
I can vouch for those balls. I love Asian markets, there's some pretty cool stuff and always for dirt cheap.

 
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