How to Make Homemade Whiskey

  posted by: Rio Dianne

 

 

make homemade whiskeyKnowing how to make your own whiskey can be a very fascinating hobby.  For some people, parties are never complete without a shot of whiskey.  At times, some just feel that they have to unwind therefore they peg bourbon /scotch whiskey after going through a very tiring day.  Generally, whiskey refers to an alcoholic beverage which is derived primarily from fermented grain mash, basically from rye, grain, or wheat.  These grains can actually produce different types of alcoholic drinks such as beer made from rice and barley, rum from sugar cane, wine and brandy from grapes, vodka from rye or potatoes, and moonshine whiskey from corn.  Distilling homemade whiskey has caught the attention of some people who are old enough to drink, though the act is illegal in the US.  However, in this post we will try to show you how to make homemade whiskey.  Read on to find out.

How to Make a Homemade Whiskey

Ingredients:

  • 7 pounds of rye
  • 2 pounds of barley
  • 6 gallons of water
  • 1 pound of malt
  • 3 grams of yeast
  • 1 gram of ammonium fluoride

How to Make It:

  1. Heat the water until it reaches a temperature of 70 degrees.  Mix in malt and rye once it reaches the desired temperature.
  2. Stir the mixture slowly and heat it to 160 degrees and stir constantly for two-three hours so that it will be converted from starch into sugar and dextrin for the fermentation process.
  3. Maintain the temperature at 160 degrees and stir constantly for two-three hours so that it will be converted from starch into sugar and dextrin for the fermentation process.
  4. Filter off the mixture and put it into the fermentation device.
  5. Let it cool to 70-80 degree and add the yeast.  Pitch with ammonium fluoride to prevent contamination.
  6. Stir the liquid for once minute and cover and seal with an airlock.
  7. Allow it to ferment for 5 – 7 days.
  8. Once it has fermented, filter using a pillowcase to remove all solid particles.
  9. Store the product in a sealed container for aging until you are ready to drink you homemade rye whiskey.

Voila!  That is how to make a homemade whiskey.   Learning how to this can give you a pleasant and rewarding experience.   Finally, you can also give this to your friends as a part of your holiday gift.  Enjoy!

 

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