In-line Brix, end-point and quality control in rum distillation process


In the production of rum, it is of utmost importance to assure the final product quality. This requires proper control over the process of fermenting and distilling of molasses and sugar cane juice.

In-line rum fermentation and distillation process control

Download the application note to learn how Vaisala K-PATENTS® Sanitary Refractometer provides accurate, real-time in-line control over all stages of rum distillation process, namely:

  • Clarification of molasses: The refractometer is used for measuring and controlling the dilution operations in the pretreatment of molasses. The Brix measurement by the refractometer ensures that the exact sugar level of the molasses is fed to the fermenter for a smooth fermenting process and a high-quality product.
  • Fermentation: The refractometer can be used to follow the changes in concentration of fermented juice and determine the end point (see also application note Alcoholic Fermentation).
  • Stillhouse: The refractometer monitors the concentration of low wine and raw rum to ensure only high-quality rum is sent to the maturation vats.
  • Maturation vats: The refractometer provides control over the maturing phase of rum preparation and the final product quality check.

The overall rum production processes control with Vaisala K-PATENTS® Sanitary Refractometer optimizes energy consumption and increases productivity.

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