How To Make Whiskey
Learning how to make whiskey is really easy with these simple to follow steps. Whiskey is an alcoholic beverage made up of fermented grain such as barley, rye, wheat and corn. There are many types of whiskey such as Irish, Scotch, Tennessee, Bourbon, Rye and Canadian. It is distilled to increase the alcohol content and usually aged in oak casks. Most whiskey has been aged for around five years before it’s ever bottled, once it’s bottled, it ceases to age. Store bought whiskey varies in price range depending on age and quality and can go from anywhere between $10 and $70+. Here are easy steps on how to make whiskey.
The ingredients you will need are:
- 7 Lbs. Rye
- 2 Lbs. Barley
- 1 Lbs. Malt
- 6 gallons of water
- 3 grams Yeast
- 1 gram Ammonium-fluoride
- Heat your water to 70 degrees farenheit and add to it your malt and your grain. While stirring the mixture slowly heat to 160 degrees and raise the temperature every five minutes. Use a thermometer to test the temperature of your whiskey.
- Keep mixture at 160 degrees, consistently stirring for about two to three hours to convert the starch into fermentable sugar as well as dextrin.
- Filter your liquid and place into a fermentation device. Let this cool to 75 degrees.
- Quickly add your three grams of yeast.
- Add your ammonium flouride. Stir the liquid for two minutes, then cover and seal extremely tightly.
Wait five to ten days for your whiskey to ferment.
- Once your fermentation is complete, pour your whiskey into a still, while filtering it through a sieve to remove any and all solids.
Enjoy your homemade whiskey over ice, with 7-up or however you prefer to drink it!