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  • sackerbill1
    Thanks to all for the help. The question was brought up about how I came up with the 17% yield reading and the answer to that would be by using my hydrometer.
    Message 1 of 9 , Nov 26, 2006
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      Thanks to all for the help.

      The question was brought up about how I came up with the 17% yield
      reading and the answer to that would be by using my hydrometer. SG at
      start is around 1.115 and finishes at .978. I'm also figuring this in
      US gallons/quarts.

      Again thanks for the help.





      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Harry" <gnikomson2000@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "stevolate" <stevolate@>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi Link
      > > You need to divide not multiply.
      > > 4,188 ml divided 90% = 4,653 ml /
      > > You're not as close.
      > >
      > > Hi Scakerbill
      > > How did you determine you had 17% wash?
      > >
      > > Happy drinking
      > >
      > > Stevo
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Hi Stevo,
      > I may be wrong, but I think Link's first calculation
      > of 4,188 ml x 90% = 3796 ml refers to the accepted standard of
      > recoverability of total ethanol. 90% is as reasonable as anyone
      can
      > expect. If that's the case then his figures are correct. You will
      > note he does do a further DIVISION of this figure by 90% to reflect
      > the poster's stated yield strength. It's coincidental that both
      > figures just happened to be 90%. The yield strength could have
      been
      > something else.
      >
      >
      > And I also (like you) would like to know how the 17% wash strength
      > was derived. By SG readings & calcs?...or by 'guesstimate'
      > according to sugar used?
      >
      > Slainte!
      > regards Harry
      >
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