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30 bottles of DIY vodka 64p a bottle . instructions show very little equipment required.£19.20 @ The Home Brew Shop

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Makes 5 gallons of Vodka. No distilling, at approx 21% Thats a lot of good nights for not much effort. could be £3.12 (75p a bottle) or £6.50 (86p a bottle) Delivery
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I haven't used this particular product but I have bought 3 brewing buckets (around £15 - £20 each), which I do brew my own 'vodka,' beer and wine in (for my partner who loves it). I've become so productive that I also had to buy a 60 bottle wine rack to store all our supplies for ourselves and friends when they come over ;) It has saved an absolute fortune.

Back to the vodka though. Like I say I haven't used this kit, but to make 20% vodka there is no distilling involved, and I would presume nothing illegal about it seeing as many UK sites and businesses sell the equipment and supplies to do so. Think about it, most home brew wines are about 14%, this homebrew voddie is only 20% and is essentially just like brewing either a wine or beer without the wort (that's the flavouring essentially).

The process is simple, mix about 7.5kg of brewing sugar with 5 gallons (25 litres) of water, add yeast (usually the turbo yeast that can be bought separately) and wait a few days. Then you add the activated carbon which absorbs all the impurties. You then rack off the voddie (basically siphon out the good stuff out) into another bucket, wait a bit and siphon again a few times, (this allows you to filter out the liquid as much as possible). There are a few other things you need to do such as stop the vodka fermenting and use finings (such as you would with wines), but on the whole the process is simple enough.

As for the taste? Well it's perfectly good, loads of my friends drink my stuff and love it, tastes like less strong vodka, but you can still taste the kick, mix it with a soft drink and you would never know the difference. There are also a ton of flavourings out there too, my favourite of which is an Irish Cream drink you can make with cream added to it all. So in terms of this kit, well I wouldn't buy it, no need, but for a beginner it could be a great introduction into learning a great hobby that can save you money and is a lot more than stamp collecting.

;)
pow3rboy
distilling alcohol is illegal

This kit doesn't require distillation.

On the negative side, it'll probably be vile. On the plus, no risks of explosion or it making you blind.
distilling alcohol is illegal
Imagine the hangover you'd get off this stuff. oO
alexfn
Cold... you are paying for sugar and some turbo yeast.. looks Like you get 8.5kg of sugar and a pack of yeast..

Should be able to pick that all up yourself for under 10 quid


My dad tried a gin and tonic kit once. You'll almost certainly have to supply the sugar, but usually these kits include a small pack of activated charcoal which you add at the end to remove some of the impurities. May also include a flavouring , such as "tonic" to make it taste like vodka and tonic or whatever, since the charcoal doesn't remove the water.

Edited By: melted on Apr 01, 2013 12:29
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