Re: Finally...Proof Hydrometer Correction Spreadsheet!
- OOOpsies, Before someone corrects me, I ment to say Gin or Rum for
their "grog" - The Americans had Rum - the British had Gin hehe.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "jamesonbeam1" <jamesonbeam1@...>
> --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Larry <larry@> wrote:
> LOL Larry - na your not, Im just as lazy:):):). As far as the
> test goes, ive tried it many, many times and still cant see anyBy
> difference between 120 proof and 160 proof - gave up on that idea.
> However, i have got the flame test down by taking an tablespoon and
> filling it, then lighting it and watch the burn till it goes out.
> the burn and amount of water left after. Ive gotten it down towithin
> 2-3% of the actual proof.would
> Thats how they did it in the olden days before hydrometers - they
> put the alcohol on some black gunpower and watch the flame. If itabv).
> burned with a bright blue flame - it was "proof" (ie. at least 50%
> If it burned with a bright blue flame with yellow, then they would
> it "over proof" (ie. over proof jamaican rum).dryest
> Another historic note was that the old british war ships would only
> accept rum that was at least "proof" for the sailor's daily ration
> of "grog". They would only store it in the ships magazine, the
> area of a ship, with the gunpower. This was so that if the barrelslike
> leaked, the gunpower would still go off - why they call 50%
> alcohol "proof". (Im sure someone will try and refute this just
> my "flipping the bird" story LOL.)one it
> Vino es Veritas and Happy Holidays,
> > I'm glad you posted this... I figured that I might be the only
> > world who was too lazy to fool with correction tables, which I
> > with my hydrometer to begin with. <groan>
> > Someday, I might learn how to judge purity by shaking it in a jar
> > watching the bubbles. They say that those who have developed that
> > render some very accurate opinions as to the alcohol percentage.