Vodka may be distilled from any starch- or sugar-rich plant matter; most vodka today is produced from grains such as sorghum, corn, rye or wheat.
Some vodkas are made from potatoes, molasses, soybeans, grapes, rice, sugar beets and sometimes even byproducts of oil refining or wood pulp processing.
Can you make vodka at home?
Choose the ingredients you want to ferment into vodka. Vodka is commonly made from wheat, rye, barley, corn, or potatoes. As with fruit juice, vodka made from store-bought sugars need only be fermented, thus bypassing the need for a mash.
How many potatoes do you need for vodka?
That’s a lot of potatoes! They (well not these) will be fermented, distilled up to 96% ABV, then diluted back down to 40% for bottling strength. This post is part of a little project on potatoes and Sweden I’m doing for Karlsson’s Vodka. Karlsson’s Gold is a blend of seven heirloom potato vodkas.
What is Poitin made of?
For years, poitin was illegal homemade whiskey, an Irish moonshine. The name of the formidable drink comes from the way it is made: typically in a small pot (the Irish word for pot is pota), often with fermented potatoes, malted barley or even crab apples.
Is potato vodka better for you?
As with grain vodka, potato vodka has antibacterial properties and is astringent in nature meaning it can keep the skin and hair healthy. The differences between the two are that the potato version is gluten free, sugar free and also has a lower carbohydrate count.
Why is vodka made from potatoes?
(Fermentation means feeding sugar to yeast, so that the yeast can produce alcohol.) Today, most vodka is made from fermented grains such as sorghum, corn, rice, rye or wheat, though you can also use potatoes, fruits or even just sugar. The first records of vodka come from ninth-century Russia and eighth-century Poland.
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