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Re: [Distillers] Measuring Hot and Warm distillate

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  • Robert Thomas
    Hi geoff, there s a pdf file on homedistllers.org: http://tinyurl.com/8h2qs Cheers, Rob. ... Cheers, Rob. __________________________________ Yahoo! Mail - PC
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 2, 2005
      Hi geoff,
      there's a pdf file on homedistllers.org:
      http://tinyurl.com/8h2qs
      Cheers,
      Rob.

      --- burrows206 <geoff@...> wrote:

      > Hi Guys,
      >
      > I bought an alcoholmeter a long while back,
      > before we started
      > house renovations (it's an old parochial hall with 2
      > foot stone
      > walls and 18 foot high ceiling) anyway I got the
      > alcohol metre, off
      > Gert Strand's site and I still have 2 demi-johns'
      > full of Amazing
      > Plastic Still brew (it's a bit rough I only filtered
      > twice through a
      > Britta filter, as per uncle Jessie's instructions,
      > but drinkable
      > after you deaden your taste buds with a cheap
      > £4/$8US bottle of
      > wine, from the local supermarket)
      > Now the very brief instructions that were sent
      > with it. Say to
      > drop it into the liquid like a normal wine
      > hydrometer. And I quote,
      > For an exact reading for each percentage
      > under 20% add 0.2%
      > (if reading is 15% add 5 x 0.2% = 1% so the alcohol
      > strength is
      > 16%). For each percent over 20% deduct 0.2%
      > It say's at the base on the hydrometer scale %
      > at 20C. I
      > measured the temperature of my stuff and its 18 C
      > and the hydrometer
      > was at 30% so according to that my stuff is 28%
      > Now as I say it's nothing to write home about
      > but it's
      > drinkable with coke and for me that's fine for the
      > time being. But
      > come a time when all the house renovating is done
      > I'll eventually
      > get unpacked and eventually do a run and I want to
      > measure warm
      > distillate as it comes from the still in order to
      > figure out at what
      > rate to open up the reflux valve to get higher
      > strength and have to
      > measure the out-going distillate. With the
      > distillate being
      > hot/warm will this reading be all that different
      > from the formula
      > above? What do you think guys?
      > Geoff
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >


      Cheers,
      Rob.




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    • burrows206
      Hi Rob, Thanks that l do for me, brilliant Geoff
      Message 2 of 3 , Nov 2, 2005
        Hi Rob,
        Thanks that'l do for me, brilliant
        Geoff


        --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Robert Thomas <whosbrewing@y...>
        wrote:
        >
        > Hi geoff,
        > there's a pdf file on homedistllers.org:
        > http://tinyurl.com/8h2qs
        > Cheers,
        > Rob.
        >
        > --- burrows206 <geoff@b...> wrote:
        >
        > > Hi Guys,
        > >
        > > I bought an alcoholmeter a long while back,
        > > before we started
        > > house renovations (it's an old parochial hall with 2
        > > foot stone
        > > walls and 18 foot high ceiling) anyway I got the
        > > alcohol metre, off
        > > Gert Strand's site and I still have 2 demi-johns'
        > > full of Amazing
        > > Plastic Still brew (it's a bit rough I only filtered
        > > twice through a
        > > Britta filter, as per uncle Jessie's instructions,
        > > but drinkable
        > > after you deaden your taste buds with a cheap
        > > £4/$8US bottle of
        > > wine, from the local supermarket)
        > > Now the very brief instructions that were sent
        > > with it. Say to
        > > drop it into the liquid like a normal wine
        > > hydrometer. And I quote,
        > > For an exact reading for each percentage
        > > under 20% add 0.2%
        > > (if reading is 15% add 5 x 0.2% = 1% so the alcohol
        > > strength is
        > > 16%). For each percent over 20% deduct 0.2%
        > > It say's at the base on the hydrometer scale %
        > > at 20C. I
        > > measured the temperature of my stuff and its 18 C
        > > and the hydrometer
        > > was at 30% so according to that my stuff is 28%
        > > Now as I say it's nothing to write home about
        > > but it's
        > > drinkable with coke and for me that's fine for the
        > > time being. But
        > > come a time when all the house renovating is done
        > > I'll eventually
        > > get unpacked and eventually do a run and I want to
        > > measure warm
        > > distillate as it comes from the still in order to
        > > figure out at what
        > > rate to open up the reflux valve to get higher
        > > strength and have to
        > > measure the out-going distillate. With the
        > > distillate being
        > > hot/warm will this reading be all that different
        > > from the formula
        > > above? What do you think guys?
        > > Geoff
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        >
        >
        > Cheers,
        > Rob.
        >
        >
        >
        >
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