Interesting Recipe with Potatoes

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  1. PublicEnemy

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    Found an old family recipe. What's with the Epson salts and POTATOES ????
    6 Gallons luke warm water
    5 lbs sugar
    1 can malt
    1 cake of yeast dissolved in warm water
    1 shot glass full of Epison salts
    2 medium potatoes sliced
    work about 4 days - add 1/2 teaspoon sugar to 12 oz bottle
    Other recipe
    16 oz malt
    5 3/4 cups sugar
     
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    that sounds like a shiners recipe for vodka, might need to distill that
     
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    That looks a lot like a Prohibition-era recipe. Epsom salts add magnesium, which reduces the residual alkalinity of the water, although this much might give you the runs. Potatoes are simply a source of starch. I'm surprised they aren't mashed but that would be a complicated procedure for bathtub beer. I would bet on a strong cider-like flavor from this due to the high proportion of sucrose - cane sugar - in the recipe. I don't know how the starches in the potatoes will be converted, there's no enzymes in this recipe. I'd bet the result will be a cidery, cloudy, starchy approximation of beer but hey, during Prohibition you drank what you could get, right?
     

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