Alcotec Vodka Kit
A high alcohol kit is essentially a turbo yeast in the pure class with extra activated carbon treatment and finings. It's all about fermenting pure spirit up to 20% alcohol, which then can be used to mix drinks or anything really - just add any essence.
Make your own Vodka style spirit at 20% strength. This kit makes 23 litres of pure alcohol, just add sugar and water!
A wide neck fermenter or 2, that can comfortably hold 25-33 litres.
With an airlock if possible.
A syphon for racking off
A good thermometer
Use a good cleaner/steriliser to wash out all equipment before use.
A long spoon is useful when stirring
A hydrometer to check when fermentation is over
ABOUT TEMPERATURE - READ THIS FIRST
This kit will work best with a "cold" start about 16 C (61 F) for the first days, then a reasonably constant temperature around 20 C (68 F).
Temperature MUST be below 22 C (72 F) at alltimes or your Vodka Kit will probably end up too sweet.
If you have a problem with this (or if you have large temperature variations), reduce sugar addition (see table on next page) by 0,5 kgs.
This will allow fermentation up to 24 C (75 F) BUT NO MORE.
It will make fermentation about 1 week faster and you will get about 1% less alcohol.
A "cold" start is still recommended.
Fermentation size V Sugar amount
25 litres = 8.5 kgs
23 litres = 7.8 kgs
20 litres = 6.8 kgs