Philippine Project Notes:
Drying Rice
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By Tim Roach
Copyright 2009

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Once we get the rice to the mill the next step is to dry it. Here the common practice is to use large concrete driers to allow the rice, corn or whatever to dry in the sun.

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As with most things here, manual labor is the norm. There are no machines to carry the sacks. So each bag must be carried individually out to the dryer.




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The rice is then dumped from the bags and spread accross the dryer.






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Once the rice is spread across the drier it will be allowed to sit in rows for about half an hour then people will push the rice into horizontal rows rather than the vertical rows show. Then later back to the vertical rows again. This allows all the rice to dry thoroughly and evenly.

Once the rice is dry it will be push into a large piles/rows and then rebagged for milling.

One day I need to take a thermometer out to the dryer, and see just how hot it really gets. But from personal experience working the rice on the dryer, I can tell you it gets bloody hot.


You have heard the saying you could fry an egg in the sun? Based on an egg that was dropped in the sun on concrete somewhere else ... While the egg did not sizzle but it was cooking nicely (before the mess was cleaned up).


Business venture Info: What we are doing and why.

Business venture Info: The people we are working with are not looking for handouts, just an honest helping hand.

Business venture Info: What steps are involved to allow short term use of funds and how the money is returned.


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