The basic process of making vodka is a two-step dance, with the first step being fermentation. This begins by taking starchy, organic grains and encouraging them to sprout–rather like making alfalfa sprouts on the counter top. This natural enzymatic process turns starches into sugars that can be utilized by yeast. Those yeast, selected for a clean taste, consume sugars in a slurry known as the mash, releasing heat, carbon dioxide and alcohol. They keep going until there is no more sugar or they reach about 12%, creating a sort of grain wine that can then be further processed.
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