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saccharification

Definitions

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  • n. The hydrolysis of soluble polysaccharides to form simple sugars

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The process of converting (starch, dextrine, etc.) into sugar, as by malting.

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Examples

  • The energy is bound up in the cellulose (especially the hemicellulose), which has to be freed from the inert lignin and then converted into sugars (a process called, naturally enough, saccharification), which can then be fermented into ethanol.

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  • Maize is the basis for various starches and other ingredients like glucose syrup (corn syrup), which is produced by starch saccharification.

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  • The main mash should have rested a sufficient amount of time while the decoction was performed for adequate saccharification.

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  • Greg recommends a saccharification pH of 5.3 at room temperature. pH varies with temperature, and you will get the most accurate, consistent readings if you test cooled samples.

    SECRETS FROM THE MASTER BREWERS

  • Boil for 5 minutes and return it to the main mash, mixing thoroughly to attain a saccharification temperature of 152-155°F.

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  • In Brazil, alcohol has been produced directly from cassava roots, through malt saccharification and immediate fermentation, but cane sugar alcohol can now be produced more cheaply.

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  • About equal quantities of malted and unmalted grains are mashed in cold and boiling water, and the two mashes are combined to yield a mixture at a temperature favourable to saccharification, souring and yeast fermentation.

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  • In the indigenous process, saccharification. souring and alcoholic fermentation proceed more or less simultaneously without the addition of pure cultures.

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  • The first is saccharification accompanied by lactic acid souring.

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  • Simplified saccharification process of cellulosic substrates with cellulase.

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