PLEASE NOTE: Home distillation may be illegal in your country - I live in NZ where the government allows this. Make sure you check local and/or federal laws before attempting to follow this procedure
OK here's part 1 of the guide I promised - this part deals with fermentation. To make your own spirits, first you must ferment sugar to alcohol, then you must distill the mash into alcohol. Fermentation is achieved by mixing water, sugar and yeast together in a fermentation vessel, and keeping it relatively warm.
In this batch, I used ~7 KG of sugar, and 1 pack of Still Spirits Turbo Classic Yeast. The sugar was dissolved in hot water, then the yeast added once the 23L mix of water and sugar hit 30 degrees Celsius.
This is the batch as of now, 5 days after fermentation began.
It'll be ready to be distilled soon, so watch out for part 2 of this guide.