Alcoshot - Brewing Instructions

alcoshot-contentsThe Alcoshot kits contain everything you need, including all the equipment, to make 120 shots of apple flavoured alcoshots in just 5 days.  They are the equivalent strength of commercial vodka shots at around 15% ABV.

In addition to these brewing instructions you may want to read through our beginners guide to beer siphoning.

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Checklist of Kit contents and ingredients

- 2 Fermentation Containers - Pack A: Yeast/Nutrient
- 1 Container Lid - Pack B: Acid/Stabiliser
- Sugar Pack 1 - 1000grm (1kg) - Pack C: Finings
- Sugar Pack 2 - 800grm - Pack D: Finings
- Syphon Tube and Clip - Pack E: Finings
  - Pack F: Flavourings Compound

Step by Step Instructions

Day 1 – Fermentation


  1. Rinse one fermentation container thoroughly with hot water.
  2. Boil the kettle.
  3. Fill your fermentation container to 1.5 litres with the boiling water.
  4. Pour the contents of Sugar Pack 1 into the boiling water and stir (with your spoon) for 30 seconds to completely dissolve the sugar.
  5. Top up with cold tap water to 3.8 litres and stir for 1 minute.
  6. Pour the contents of Pack A: Yeast/Nutrient into the liquid, stir for 10 seconds then place the lid on the pail and leave to ferment at warm room temperature (20-25°C) for 4 days.

Day 4 – Clearing


  1. After 4 days fermentation, pour the contents of Pack B: Acid/Stabiliser into the liquid and stir vigorously for 1 minute to dissolve the stabiliser and remove the majority of the gas from the liquid.
  2. Pour the contents of Pack C: Finings 1 into the liquid then stir gently for 10 seconds and leave to stand for 1 hour.
  3. After 1 hour, pour the contents of Pack D: Finings 2 into the liquid then stir gently for 10 seconds then immediately proceed to step 10.
  4. Pour the contents of Pack E: Finings 3 into the liquid then stir gently for 10 seconds, refit the lid and leave to stand undisturbed for 24hrs on a raised surface (like a kitchen worktop) to allow the liquid to be syphoned later.

Day 5 – Syphoning & Finishing-off


  1. After 24hrs the liquid should be clear, if not leave until clear before proceeding.
  2. If clear, rinse the second container with hot water and syphon the liquid into this using the syphon tube and bucket clip provided. It is important to syphon-off as much liquid as possible while taking care not to disturb the sediment at the bottom of the container. You should end up with at least 2.7L of clear liquor. At this stage I managed to get 2.8L of liquor. If the sediment is disturbed at any point during the syphoning process, pour any syphoned liquid back into the original container, cover and leave the liquid to resettle for a further 24hrs.
  3. Pour the contents of Pack F: Flavouring Compound into the clear liquor and stir for 10 seconds.
  4. Finally, add the contents of Sugar Pack 2 then stir for 10-15 seconds to completely dissolve the sugar.

Serving Suggestions

When you have made your alcoshot pour it into a carafe and chill in the fridge. Then serve to your friends in vodka glasses with a touch of ice.

After you have syphoned off the liquor sterilise the pail, lid, syphon tube and spoon using boiling water. When the equipment is cool and dry, place the syphon tube and spoon inside the pail ready for your next kit.