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Re: ullage -never trust container sizes

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  • danev2 <danev2@yahoo.com>
    Yes you could be quite possibly right. You get what you paqy for, mine was free from a departing co-worker He probably scrambled all the words and meanings up
    Message 1 of 6 , Feb 28, 2003
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      Yes you could be quite possibly right.
      You get what you paqy for, mine was free from a departing co-worker
      He probably scrambled all the words and meanings up as a joke on me.
      Dirty rotten @#$^&*^$

      All in good fun....

      D



      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "peter_vcb <viciousblackout@y...>"
      <viciousblackout@y...> wrote:
      > Hi Dane,
      > i have seen a few defintions for ullage. thats why i gave 2 in my
      > original post, the one your dictionary uses is not in most
      dictionarys
      > a quick search for ullage on google get you this
      >
      > ULLAGE, com. law. When a cask is gauged, what it wants of being
      full
      > is called ullage.
      >
      > ullage (noun) -the amount that a container (as a wine bottle or
      tank)
      > lacks of being full
      >
      > Ullage: Empty space above the liquid in a wine bottle. In old
      wines,
      > it's an important indication of quality--the less ullage the better.
      >
      > ullage
      > SYLLABICATION: ul┬Ělage
      > PRONUNCIATION: lj
      > NOUN: 1. The amount of liquid within a container that is lost, as
      by
      > leakage, during shipment or storage. 2. The amount by
      >
      > which a container, such as a bottle, cask, or tank, falls short of
      > being full.
      > ETYMOLOGY: Middle English ulage, from Old French ouillage, from
      > ouiller, to fill up a cask, from ouil, eye, bunghole, from Latin
      > oculus, eye. See okw- in Appendix I.
      >
      > ullage // n.
      > 1 the amount by which a cask etc. falls short of being full.
      > 2 loss by evaporation or leakage.
      > [Middle English from Anglo-French ulliage, Old French ouillage from
      > ouiller `fill up', ultimately from Latin oculus `eye', with
      reference
      > to the bung-hole]
      >
      >
      > so i am not wrong, neither are you. but your dictionary is sadly
      > lacking in its definitions
      >
      > Peter
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "danev2 <danev2@y...>"
      > <danev2@y...> wrote:
      > > Mr Blackout you are wrong
      > > From The American heritage dictionary:
      > >
      > > Ullage (n) The amount of liquid within a container that is lost
      > > during shipment or storage, as through leakage. (Middle english:
      > > oylage, from Old French: auoillage, from auoiller, to fill up a
      > cask
      > > to the bunghole; from oeil, eye, bunghole; from latin oculus.
      > >
      > > In short, the angels portion.
      > >
      > > Your 20L container that holds 25L is simply the official capacity
      > > that the company wants to state.
      > > Ever measured a 5 gal bucket? They are hardly ever 5 gal.
      > >
      > > Have a nice day ;)
      > >
      > > Dane V
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Harley Daschund"
      > > <harley_daschund@h...> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Very interesting...thanks for that info...:>)
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > >From: "peter_vcb <viciousblackout@y...>" <
      > > > >Subject: [Distillers] ullage -never trust container sizes
      > > > >Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 13:32:24 -0000
      > > > >
      > > > >my understanding of the term ullage is the volume left in a
      > > container
      > > > >when it is filled with the volume stated on it. i have also
      seen
      > it
      > > > >described as the amount by which a container falls short of
      being
      > > > >full. so if a 1 gallon jar holds 9 pints if full to the
      absolute
      > > brim
      > > > >then the ullage is 1 pint. usually the larger the container the
      > > > >larger the ullage. with short wide containers the ullage is a
      > large
      > > > >percentage of the stated volume. containers have ullage so it
      is
      > > > >easier to pour from them. i recently found a new supply of
      > > containers
      > > > >at the back of my local diner which had vegetable oil in them.
      it
      > > > >said they only hold 20litres of oil so i wasnt even going to
      > bother
      > > > >taking them, when i got home i found they easily held 25litres
      > with
      > > > >about 3 inches of space to spare! the ullage must be about 8-9
      > > > >litres. i have a 25litre container with less room at the top
      > when
      > > 25
      > > > >litres is in it. the moral of the story is never trust whats
      on
      > the
      > > > >label, carefully measure out your water and mark the side of
      the
      > > > >container.
      > > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
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