Re: [Distillers] Re: Throw away your alcometer!
- Sounds like Dr. Frankenstein's distant cousin.Regards,Bwyze
emailbenja <emailbenja@...> wrote:Pint
Hey its not for me, like i said its for those too stupid or cheap to
own one. I have 2- long (12") and short(8"), plus a hygrometer, and i
recently purchased an ATC refractometer (oh its a nice piece of kit-
and far more durable than fragile glass tubes too!! $60AUS including
postage from ebay. Highly recommended. I also have a 500ml graduated
glass cylinder too, as well as various smaller beakers and the like.
Cant have too much measuring equipment i say. Dont get me started on
--- In Distillers@yahoogro ups.com, "pint_o_shine" <pintoshine@ ...> wrote:
> Your chart is very nice, but I have to say, alcohol has an extremely
> high coefficient of expansion. The temperature you measure at is
> extremely important. The chart will get you in the ball park but is
as> inaccurate as the cheap little hydrometers because of measurement
> error and temperature correction.
> One thing that will help is get a very large graduated cylinder
about> 1 Liter. This helps reduce the measurement error. Unfortunately
it can> take a long time to collect a liter. A small pot still will
vary a> considerable amount over the period of a liter. A 10 ml
graduated> cylinder will introduce 100 times more error.
> I only use a chart similar to yours if I am doing a really large
> batch(400L) or verifying the end results.
> Please keep your hydrometer handy for spot checking your output.
> --- In Distillers@yahoogro ups.com, "emailbenja" <emailbenja@ > wrote:
> > Finally we can point those too stupid (or cheap) to buy an
alcometer> in the right direction. Check in my files for a document
named Density vs.doc, for a simple weight chart to give alcohol
> > Havent tried it out yet, but it looks about right. Hope your
scales are accurate!
> > Cheers
> > Benja
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