Tomato Paste Wash (TPW Moonshine)

A simple recipe that uses bakers yeast and tomato paste as a source of nutrients for the yeast. Produces a very clean vodka.

5kg sugar
80g bakers yeast
1/4 tsp citric acid
200g tomato paste

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, wash will remain a light pink colour.
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.