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Best book related to vodka distilling?

Ryan S.

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Not directly related to Vodka production, rather all alcohol, but the best I've found. "Fermented Beverage Production" 2nd Edition. http://www.amazon.com/Fermented-Beverage-Production-Second-Andrew/dp/0306477068/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1355412473&sr=1-1&keywords=fermented+beverage+production

Also, look for Chapter 13 from "The Alcohol Textbook". That is a specific reference to vodka and NGS production.


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I bought that book myself when I was beginning to look around. It is really an enthusiasts book giving you basic descriptions and histories of differing spirits. It will have very little technical information at all. I enjoyed it as a history and basic look into the business.

I have the book John is recommending and it is the textbook used by the MSU Distilling program. It is very science oriented and can be a bit of a tough read, but the information is the best technical stuff out there.

You may also want to try "Fundamentals of Distillery Practice" Herman Willkie, and Joseph A Prochaska. It was written in 1943 as a manual for the Seagrams company.

You also download Professor Kris Berglund's free book at http://www.artisandi...ILLING1.0.0.pdf, if you want a good introduction to the processes involved. I downloaded it and had it printed and bound at Kinkos.

I was the first person to go through a trial run of two month distilling internship Kris is trying to start at MSU and I used his freebee and the Fermented Beverage Production books as texts for the course.

Good luck,


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