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Re: Measuring Hot and Warm distillate

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  • burrows206
    Hi Rob, Thanks that l do for me, brilliant Geoff
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 2, 2005
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      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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