Re: Angels share?
- Rob, I just glanced through T.P.Lyons's text about whiskey while
searching for the answer and he stated just the opposite. That is at
humid climate (as in Scotland) more alcohol evaporates and ABV
decreases. In dry climates the opposite happens.
What I'd like to know is how much water + alcohol evaporates for
three years (or any time frame) of storage? I'm just finishing some
low wines and I need to know this for my accelarated oxygenation
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Robert Thomas <whosbrewing@...>
> I can't remember the values, so no help there riku, but what has
> in my mind is the effect of atmospheric humidity on the relativeask
> evaporation rate of water vs. alcohol. Under humid conditions more
> water is evaporated, ie strength increases: I remembered this
> paradoxical result by thinking "like attracts like".
> But having just written this down, I am doubting it (again). it just
> seems so wrong. But then i thought that when i first read it, so it
> must be right, if you follow me.
> Has anyone else read this, and can thus calm my worried mind?
> what a confused/confusing post!
> p.s. haven't even touched the booze!!
> --- abbababbaccc <abbababbaccc@...> wrote:
> > I couldn't find the answer in my notes so I thought it easiest to
> > in here: How much is the angels share as percentage of whiskey
> > storaged
> > in barrels? Any difference from Scotland to Ireland to USA?
> > Cheers, Riku
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- I understand why you are using HDPE. I was going more for the
"plastics safety" and "flavor leeching" part of the conversation.
However, you did answer my question as to why the beverage industry
uses PETE instead of HDPE. So uh, should I say sorry or thank you?
Well, I'm not going to lie. I love Jesus.. but I drink a little..
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Harry" <gnikomson2000@...> wrote:
> Tyler, you're missing the point. PET or PETE is used as containers
> (bottles) by the spirits industry because it is specially formulated
> with a barrier material (oxygen scavenger) for the purpose. IT IS
> NOT POROUS !!!
> I (or we) are using HDPE as an alternative aging material in place
> of barrels, because both barrels AND HDPE containers ARE POROUS !!!
> The strength of the contents IS NEVER MORE than 70%.
> Does that clear up the confusion?
> regards Harry