Supermarket Sourced Whisky Wash

Supermarket Sourced Whisky Wash

Not everyone has access to a stockfood supplier or Home Brew Shop.
Here is a recipe for a whisky type wash using ingredients sourced only from the grocery supermarket.
It is a little more expensive but but does supply a nice drink - and beats those turbo washes hands down.

Ingredients:
15 Wheat Biscuits -Weetbix or generic (Home Brand, Pams) etc whatever is cheapest or in the pantry
3.5kg white sugar
1.5kg brown sugar
1 tspn citric acid
50g Active dry yeast (Edmonds or Tasti are fine)
1 Multivitamin tablet
Pinch epsom salts (can be skipped if not available )

Method:
Crush the Wheat Biscuits (in a plastic bag is best)
In a pot add 2 litres of boiling water and add the wheat biscuits. Turn off the heat and stir and allow to stand for 30 minutes stirring from time to time.

In another pot add 5 litres of boiling water and add the sugars and the citric acid.
simmer for 30 minutes stirring from time to time.
(if you don't have 2 suitable pots use the same one and put the wheat mix into the fermenter the do the sugar mix.)

Add both lots to your fermenter along wiith cold water to bring total volume up to 23 litres.
Add the crushed Multivitamin tablet and the epsom salts. Stir and agitate thoroughly to get some air into the wash.

Rehydrate the yeast in 200ml of warm water and after 5 minutes add a small amount of the wash from the fermenter.
stir gently and wait for the yeast to start expanding .
Add that to the fermenter and give a gentle stir.
Cap and airlock.

This will ferment dry to under 1000 in about 6 to 7 days.
Rack or syphon off leaving the bottom sludge behind
This can be added to the next ferment (reducing the amount of wheat biscuits to 10)

Strip and repeat the exercise until you have approximately 20 litres of "low wines" - ie stripped wash.
This should then be run through the pot still column making cuts as per normal.
Tastes nicely as "white" or better aged on oak.

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 Nice writeup :-) 

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