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

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  • Carter Cathey
    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.


      ----- Original Message -----
      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
      >
      >
      > 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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      >
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