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What raw materials can be used to make vodka?

Any agricultural material.
What strength must the spirit be distilled to in the UK?

96%
What strength must the spirit be distilled to in the USA?

95%
When does starch become soluble?
When the potato is cooked.
When does starch convert to sugar?

When enzymes are added.

Do most vodka producers want to produce a lot of congeners during fermentation?

No.

To produce a vodka, a distiller must make a highly rectified spirit (HRS). Does the HRS have a high or low level of congeners?

Low.
Why must the HRS used to make vodka be made in a column still?
Only a column still is able to produce a spirit with this level of rectification.

A small number of vodka producers use a pot still. If this is to have an impact on the vodka, do they use the pot still before or after the production of the HRS?

After.
Where are the origins of vodka?

Poland and Russia.
What type of filtration is used to remove flavor from the spirit?

Charcoal filtration.
What type of filtration is used to prevent a hazy color when served chilled?

Chill- filtration.
What does potato vodka have characteristics of?
Full bodied, creamy texture.
What does rye vodka have characteristics of?

Zesty and spicy.

What characteristics does barley based vodka have?

Clean and crisp.
What are the characteristics of wheat based vodka?
Vinous texture with a hint of anise.