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How to Make Vodka
We have not tried this particular "potato vodka" recipe. However, the process used for turning potatoes are turned into vodka is an interesting concept to think about. So, we pulled information some of the best sources online create the best possible tutorial on how to make vodka.
FYI: anyone can make a potato vodka mash. To the best of our knowledge, this is legal everywhere in the US. However, only individuals with a federal fuel alcohol or a distilled spirits plant permit (as well as state and local permits) can distill alcohol. Our distillation equipment is designed for legal uses only and the information in this article is for educational purposes only.
Potato Vodka Recipe
Potato Vodka Ingredients
Potato vodka Mash Procedure
This is the process we would follow if we were to make this recipe.
- Clean the potatoes with a produce brush.
- Cut the potatoes into small 1 inch cubes and cover them with two inches of water in a stock pot on the stove.
- Turn the heat to high and boil the potatoes for 15 minutes.
- Mash the potatoes with a potato masher or an electric immersion blender.
- Transfer the mashed potatoes and any liquid from the stock pot into a large mash pot. We would transferring the potato mash to a mash bag. We recommend using the mash in a bag method for this recipe.
- Add water to reach 7 gallons total volume. While adding water keep an eye on the temperature of the mash. The temperature after adding the water should be around 140 degrees.
- Add 5 pounds of crushed malted barley to the mash bag while stirring well.
- Add heat if needed and hold the mash at 140 degrees for 20 minutes.
- Raise the temperature of the mash to 150 while stirring.
- Mash at 150 for one hour. Add heat to the mash while stirring as needed during the mash.
- Take a gravity reading with a refractometer or hydrometer.
- If the starting gravity is below 1.065 add sugar until 1.065 is reached
- Use a wort chiller to cool mash to 70-75 degrees.
Potato Vodka Fermentation Process
- Create a yeast starter. Let the yeast starter propagate for 15-20 minutes before adding it to the fermenter.
- Once the mash has been cooled transfer only the liquid to a sanitized carboy/bucket
- Add the yeast starter to the fermenter.
- Add airlock and ferment between 65-75 degrees for 2 weeks or until fermentation is complete.
Remember, it is illegal to distill alcohol without the proper permits.
This potato vodka recipe, what size still is this recipe geared for
When you say a package of yeast how much are you talking about
I am very happy I found this site. Baked potatoes. Best idea. Love it
CAN YOU DISTILL IN AN AIRSTILL?
Wow! This is more complicated than I thought. Guess I’ll stick to buying it lol
Kindly send me price list of all the equipment required for 100l thanks from start to end
I’m just beginning to implement the brewing company
I must distill the mixture for 2 weeks or if I delayed is there any problem. Is it possible to distill with a domestic pressure cooker?
Thanks for your support.
I am waiting for your response.
Lionel D silva
Potato vodka is a Polish tradition, typically using Stobrawa potatoes. Russians traditionally use winter wheat and rye. Comparing the two is like comparing bourbon and scotch; they’re both whiskey and both can be amazing, but they’re both unique and not directly comparable.
What do vodka companies use to dilute.؟
my mulch bubbles very little after a week, like one bubble a second? will it increase?
I picked 42 lbs of Japan plums and distilled. 5 lbs sugar only Processed 21 lbs
Making 2-5 gallon runs. Removed seeds left skin on just cut tips off. Started slow got rid of 4 oz of methanol. Bring temp to165. Let sit 10 minutes or until it quits running at 165 methanol will be gone. My friend bring temp up to 173-or your happy place. I quit collecting at 100 proof. Collected 3 1-/2 quarts. 170-100 and tails for next batch.
DOnald sAnford, you do strip away nutrients into the water they are boiled in. The recipe then states to pitch the water in with it, so you do retain the nutrients.
@DES BURMAN Make a sugar wash rather. Try birdwatchers tomato Paste wash to start because you can get everything from SPAR or Checkers, and it’s a good cheap place to start. Also ferments quickly and you can distill after just a few days.
I’m also in South Africa. I’ve also started this hobby because of lockdown :P
urgent – hi GUYS, I LIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA AND THE GOVERNMENT HAS US ALL IN LOCK DOWN- DONE 21 DAYS AND ANOTHER 14 TO FOLLOW THEN MORE. I NEED A RECIPIE TO MAKE VODKA IN MY GARAGE WITH POTATOES. AS SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE PLEASE. I CANT BOIL FOR HOURS ON END. I HAVE THE DRUMS AND BUCKETS AND CAN GET THE INGREDIANTS. HAVE COPPER PIPE ALSO. REPLY ASAP . THANKS. PS – MY EMAIL IN LOWER CAPS
Why did you decide that Russians make potato vodka? Russians always made vodka from wheat and rye.))
When you boil anything you strip away the nutrients. I use golden youkon potatoes. Bake until done then processor to liquified. Then follow the plan , you will not believe the change