## Re: For Critique

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• ... BTW, what final percentage ... knew the ... gravity/percent ... I ve done the ... (100% ethanol ... brewing charts. ... would it do to ... You need a
Message 1 of 32 , May 1, 2006
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Trid <triddlywinks@...> wrote:
BTW, what final percentage
> > did you get @ 20°C?
>
> Mr. Hydrometer was reading about 0.805-0.810 (when I saw the 810 I
knew the
> temp alarm was about to hit) at ~23-25C.
>
> Since I'm thinking about it...I haven't encountered a
gravity/percent
> conversion chart for distillates akin to the ones for brewing.
I've done the
> math manually converting whatever SG to % using a span of 0.211
(100% ethanol
> having a SG of 0.789) and fudged a temp correction based on the
brewing charts.
> Is there one already laid out that I'm simply overlooked, or
would it do to
> cook one up...perhaps in excel or somesuch?
>
> Thanks again for the feedback,
> Trid
>

You need a alcoholmeter
Can I draw your attention to this?

<extract>
A hydrometer measures the density of a liquid compared to water. For
our purposes, this is for finding the potential alcohol that will be
obtained through fermentation, as well as the actual fermented
alcohol percentage through a simple calculation.

A hydrometer will not work for testing the alcohol percentage in a
finished product, however. Water is more dense than alcohol,
therefore a hydrometer's use is restricted to finding density when
compared to water, and not alcohol. To test alcohol percentage in a
finished product, you need an alcoholmeter.
</extract>

Source: http://www.honeycreek.us/SpecficGravityTables.htm

Lots of good stuff, tables & calcs there. Check it out.

Slainte!
regards Harry
• Random thought as I spied a bag of bulk cous-cous that s gone unused for nearly a year: Are the starches in pasta readily convertable with a little 6-row?
Message 32 of 32 , May 11, 2006
Random thought as I spied a bag of bulk cous-cous that's gone unused for nearly
a year:
Are the starches in pasta readily convertable with a little 6-row? Anybody
ever try? I'm going to take a stab at it...meanwhile, if I'm making a horrible
mistake here, please feel free to point, giggle, and sooner or later let me
know :)

Trid
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