## Re: [new_distillers] Re: How to find proof?

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• There are several different alcometers out there. I have one that is 1-100% and another that reads only 90-100% for greater accuracy. ... From: laz_e_pants
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There are several different alcometers out there. I have one that is 1-100%
and another that reads only 90-100% for greater accuracy.

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From: "laz_e_pants" <kipw31@...>
To: <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2004 7:04 PM
Subject: [new_distillers] Re: How to find proof?

> -this is old school so bare with me, catch a table spoon of juice,
> lite a match bring it up to it slow, 190 proof will have no trouble
> lighting, do that when you first start notice how long it burns, it
> should burn less and less as your day goes on. If you cant lite the
> spoon with at least three matches you can assume that it is under
> 100 proof. If it will not lite in the spoon, spread it out on a flat
> plate, if it will not burn than it is less than 75 proof. if it
> lites than it is between 100-75 proof. good luck
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> ps: notice if there is a yellow beard on the flame, if so that is a
> good sign of inpurities in your hooch. which also causes headaches.
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> -- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "hoochmkr" <hoochmkr@y...>
> wrote:
> > I'm whipping up a batch of Apricot Cha-cha. Last year's batch
> turned
> > out pretty good, but I didn't know how to find out or calculate
> what
> > proof it was when it came out of the still.
> >
> > I'm using a 4 ft. redux column on top of a beer keg for
> distillation.
> > As the column heated it went through and put off about 1/4 cup of
> > initial liquid (pretty skanky stuff that I'm guessing was an
> impurity
> > or maybe a bit of Methanol). As the top heated further, the
> ethanol
> > started to come out.
> >
> > Taste was clean (although I think that I'll pass it through
> charcoal
> > this year) but I still have no idea what % alchol it was. How can
> I
> > test for this?
> >
> > 2nd question: I'm putting a thermometer at the top of the column
> this
> > time around. What is the temperature corresponds to ethanol?
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