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Old 03-01-2012, 12:56 AM   #1
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Default Potato alcohol??????

Is there a drink made from potatoes I heard it exist but not sure if it's a myth or not?

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Old 03-01-2012, 01:03 AM   #2
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Vodka.

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I don't have any idea on a special drink, but the gel temp of potato starch is 140 so you could in essence mash some with 2 row barley and see what you get. I would imagine it would dry out the beer so throw in a lb of C-60 or 80 and give it a try!!

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Old 03-01-2012, 01:53 AM   #4
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Huh vodka is made of potatoes? Essentially that is very mind shattering I never would of guessed

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Some vodka is but most of it is made from grain.

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Luskokowa is a triple distilled potato vodka. Long Island Vodka (LIV) is made from locally grown potatoes. I don't really enjoy vodka but I will occasionally imbibe in one of these two.

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Huh vodka is made of potatoes? Essentially that is very mind shattering I never would of guessed
Some, e.g. Chopin.
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Some vodka is but most of it is made from grain.
For example, Grey Goose.
Another favorite: Ciroc, made from grapes.
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Another example.
Shakers
http://shakers.shazamm.net/shakers-story

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This may be a very stupid questions, but has anyone tried to add potato fermentable sugar to their beer?

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Actually, if you add potatoes to your mash, it would create maltose sugar. The same enzymes that break down the malt would also break down the potato starches into maltose. Your mash may be missing some key nutrients, though.

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