The preferred grain for vodka is wheat because of its mild flavor. A
source of pre-cooked wheat is 'bulgur wheat' which is commonly used
to make a tabouli salad. If you cannot get flaked wheat, bulgur wheat
is an excellent alternative and is usually available in health food
stores or Middle East groceries.
"Bulgur is a quick-cooking form of whole wheat that has been cleaned,
parboiled, dried, ground into particles and sifted into distinct
This makes it convenient to use, as all you need to do is to add
water at 75C, wait for it to drop to 65C, add 10% (1 lb for each 10
lbs or 500 g/5 kg) crushed malted barley for the conversion rest.