Neutral spirit wash (moonshine)



A neutral spirit is simply a pure alcohol which should have little or no flavour or aroma, this recipe makes a clean, simple neutral spirit that can be enjoyed as a vodka or used as a base to add flavours or essence to.

23L Batch
Sg – 1080
FG – 0990

1 tsp diammonium phosphate (DAP)
1 tsp calcium sulfate dihydrate (Gypsum)
1 tsp citric acid
1/4 tsp Magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts)
1/2 cup bakers yeast
3.5kg sugar

1. Pour sugar into a 30L fermenter and cover sugar with hot water, stir until dissolved.
2. Top up to 23L with cool water to reach a starting temperature of 30c.
3. Mix in all other ingredients and give it a good stir, incorporating in as much oxygen as possible.
4. Fit lid and leave to ferment in a cool part of the house for about a week.
5. Leave a further week after fermentation has completed to allow all sediment to drop out.
6. Transfer to your boiler, making sure to leave all sediment behind.
7. Distil as usual, making sure to discard the first 100ml of methanol.

*This should give you a very clean neutral spirit that will not need carbon filtering.
*Will produce less spirit than using Turbo yeasts.

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