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• Yep, you re right - its that easy. If you want to know how much water to add to dilute your alcohol down, just multiply the amount of spirits you have by
Message 1 of 7 , Feb 4, 2001
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Yep, you're right - its that easy.

If you want to know how much water to add to dilute your alcohol down, just
multiply the amount of spirits you have by (strong/weak) - 1

eg: if you want to dilute 2L of 75% alcohol down to 40%, you will need to
add 2 x ((75/40)-1) = 1.75L of water

If you want to know how much alcohol to use to make a known quantity,
multiply the final amount by (weak/strong)

eg: to make 1.125L of 40% alcohol using spirit at 75%, you will need to use
1.125 x (40/75) = 0.6L of the 75% spirit, then top it up to 1.125L using
water.

There's calculators to do these for you at :
http://www.geocities.com/kiwi_distiller/dilute.htm

Tony
• ... Tony s calculators are great but I also would find it convenient to have a calculator that can quickly give a known volume-known final strength with two
Message 1 of 7 , Feb 4, 2001
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On Mon, Feb 05, 2001 at 01:18:30AM -0000, Ackland, Tony (CALNZAS) wrote:
> There's calculators to do these for you at :
> http://www.geocities.com/kiwi_distiller/dilute.htm
>
> Tony

Tony's calculators are great but I also would find it convenient to have a
calculator that can quickly give a known volume-known final strength with
two contributing variable strength sliders. e.g.: I want to make a 500ml
of a 47% gin and I have "x" amount of 42% spirit and my flavoring liquid
needs to be "y" strength if I add 10ml of it to make the final product and
still hit that 47% target. know what i mean? ok maybe that's a bit wordy
:-)

and no it's worth the small expense: dilute with distilled water, you'll
be much happier.

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• The formula you are looking for is the mixing formula Aa + Bb = Cc. _____________ Ted Palmer tpalmer@oz.net ... From: Matt To: Ackland, Tony (CALNZAS) Cc:
Message 1 of 7 , Feb 5, 2001
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The formula you are looking for is the 'mixing formula' Aa + Bb = Cc.
_____________
Ted Palmer
tpalmer@...
----- Original Message -----
From: Matt
Sent: Sunday, February 04, 2001 10:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Distillers] Diluting Spirts

On Mon, Feb 05, 2001 at 01:18:30AM -0000, Ackland, Tony (CALNZAS) wrote:
> There's calculators to do these for you at :
> http://www.geocities.com/kiwi_distiller/dilute.htm
>
> Tony

Tony's calculators are great but I also would find it convenient to have a
calculator that can quickly give a known volume-known final strength with
two contributing variable strength sliders.  e.g.: I want to make a 500ml
of a 47% gin and I have "x" amount of 42% spirit and my flavoring liquid
needs to be "y" strength if I add 10ml of it to make the final product and
still hit that 47% target.  know what i mean?  ok maybe that's a bit wordy
:-)

and no it's worth the small expense: dilute with distilled water, you'll
be much happier.

--
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Matthew @ psibercom
psibercom.org: doing pretty much nothing for the net since 1994!

• Greetings! I live in a European country where its illegal to make moonshine. I also happen to live in an apartment with nosy neighbours... and every once in a
Message 1 of 7 , Feb 16, 2001
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Greetings!
I live in a European country where its illegal to make moonshine. I
also happen to live in an apartment with nosy neighbours... and every
once in a while it starts to smell when I making some spirits...I
just wanted to ask if anyone have any good ideas to solve this
problem? I have been thinking of a good ventilationsystem with
carbonfilters. Has any of you ever tried this or had success with any
other method, please let me know!
Thanks/Rumrunner
Ps. Im always looking for new or old plans for stills...
• you could always smoke pot to cover up the smell of the still. ;) ... From: rumrunner666@hotmail.com To: Distillers@yahoogroups.com Sent: Friday, February 16,
Message 1 of 7 , Feb 16, 2001
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you could always smoke pot to cover up the smell of the still. ;)
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2001 2:32 PM
Subject: [Distillers] Smell

Greetings!
I live in a European country where its illegal to make moonshine. I
also happen to live in an apartment with nosy neighbours... and every
once in a while it starts to smell when I  making some spirits...I
just wanted to ask if anyone have any good ideas to solve this
problem? I have been thinking of a good ventilationsystem with
carbonfilters. Has any of you ever tried this or had success with any
other method, please let me know!
Thanks/Rumrunner
Ps. Im always looking for new or old plans for stills...

• Re the smell. why dont you try an Ozone generater. A hydrponics supplier will be able to help you. Last price i am aware of was about \$100.00 NZ. well worth
Message 1 of 7 , Feb 18, 2001
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Re the smell. why dont you try an "Ozone" generater. A hydrponics supplier will be able to help you. Last price i am aware of was about \$100.00 NZ. well worth it
Pete
-----Original Message-----
From: Ted Palmer [mailto:tpalmer@...]
Sent: Saturday, 17 February 2001 13:56
To: Distillers@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Distillers] Smell

you could always smoke pot to cover up the smell of the still. ;)
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2001 2:32 PM
Subject: [Distillers] Smell

Greetings!
I live in a European country where its illegal to make moonshine. I
also happen to live in an apartment with nosy neighbours... and every
once in a while it starts to smell when I  making some spirits...I
just wanted to ask if anyone have any good ideas to solve this
problem? I have been thinking of a good ventilationsystem with
carbonfilters. Has any of you ever tried this or had success with any
other method, please let me know!
Thanks/Rumrunner
Ps. Im always looking for new or old plans for stills...

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