The rice wine filter helps to remove some toxins in the wine, making the wine more delicious and quieter. Especially it does not change the concentration and taste of alcohol.
In life, sometimes we don’t want to have much contact with alcohol, but because of the nature of our work, we can’t avoid it. Many people believe that rice wine distilled and cooked by conventional methods using charcoal is safe and benign.
But s rice wine cooked by traditional methods really safe?
Does the homemade rice wine have quality assurance?
In fact, in the process of cooking rice wine, no matter how much you ensure the process, the finished product always contains a certain amount of toxins such as methanol, aldehydes, furfurol… These toxins cannot be seen with the eye. Only when you tested, the toxic content of the wine can be clearly seen. Their concentration always exceeds the permissible level.
According to research, the toxins present in alcohol are extremely harmful to human health such as:
When using alcohol with an excessively high aldehyde content, users will feel dizzy, the digestive system and circulatory system will work hard, causing headaches and high blood pressure
This compound is considered that one of the most dangerous toxins for human health. Methanol is the main cause of alcohol poisoning. Regular use of alcohol containing methanol can be fatal. Milder cases can cause blindness.
Furfurol is a poison that can cause cancer, birth defects in the fetus…
If you regularly use untreated alcohol containing these substances, it will cause serious health effects that can be fatal.
Therefore, to ensure health safety before drinking alcohol, you should handle the alcohol solution. Put the alcohol through the rice wine filter to remove toxins. Wine is processed through a rice wine filter that can remove toxins in wine and minimize alcohol poisoning. Drinkers avoid the risks and harms caused by the use of poor quality alcohol.
Many people think that when you cook rice wine, we will remove the first 1-2 liters of alcohol or filter it with activated carbon to remove toxins. But in fact, the toxin is only partially reduced, but not completely eliminated.
Structure of rice wine filter machine
- Wine container: The container is the part where the wine to be treated is poured. Each line of aldehyde-reducing alcohol purifiers will have a different fast container. They usually depend on the size of the machine.
- Valves: The machine usually has two valves, one to discharge the waste and one to discharge the finished product after filtration.
- Filter column: Normally, the machine will include 3 filter columns. The filter column contain materials such as sand, gravel, cotton, activated carbon, etc. These materials help to retain the residues and some toxins in the wine.
- Controller: On/off control, timer.
Operation of rice wine purifier
Step 1: Pour the wine to be treated into the container
Step 2: The wine passes through the filter columns slowly. Impurities, residues and a part of toxins in the wine will be absorbed and retained.
Step 3: After filtering, the wine will flow into the finished valve.
The essence of wine filtration is to let the wine flow through the filter columns. Then the materials in the filter column will retain the sediment and some toxins in the alcohol.
The effectiveness of rice wine purifiers has not been verified as to whether they are really good or not. But with the naked eye, we can see that the finished product will be clearer and purer. The wine tasted better than the original, but the amount of toxins in the wine still remained, we could not know.
Disadvantages of rice wine purifier
Activated charcoal absorbs toxins and when it’s absorbed enough it becomes saturated and has no absorpting effect anymore. Therefore, if you don’t hand the filter regularly, the alcohol filtration will not be effective.
Other materials must also be changed regularly to ensure that toxins and dirt are filtered out.
When filtering alcohol for a while, on the surface of the filter material, a microbiological film (starch) will be created. When starches are in a humid environment, they will ferment to produce bacteria. And when filtering alcohol, the wine will be contaminated with unsanitary bacteria. Moreover, it will affect the taste and smell of the wine.
Is the filter material really safe?
Is the filter material in the filter column such as sand, gravel, activated carbon… really safe? Are these ingredients licensed by the Ministry of Health for solvent filtration?
There are many types of activated carbon. But to filter aldehydes, not all coal can be used. Activated carbon to filter alcohol must be aged oak activated carbon to absorb aldehydes. This type of coal can only be imported from England, France, and Russia and is very expensive. So we ask the question what is the activated carbon in the alcohol filter, can they filter aldehydes?
Change the taste of wine
Finished products, when filtered through charcoal, often change taste and flavor. When used, the drinker will feel a bitter taste on the tip of the tongue. Or many times when buying coal, it is not clean, the wine after filtering is not clear and the color is still cloudy.
Therefore, if you are intending to filter alcohol with activated carbon, you should learn and consider carefully.