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- Hello Tony,thankyou,I'm looking foreward to this.This is all new to me,still have my cherry. If you have anything that make my start easier,please tell me .Later Jim.
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- At 06:29 PM 11/14/2007, you wrote:
>Hello everyone. My question is how can I tell what "proof" the alcoholGet a measuring cylinder, like this one:
Then get an alcoholometer, like this one:
Put some alcohol in the cylinder, float the alcoholometer, and read it,
then correct for temperature.
Double the percentage it reads to get "proof".
If you get a reading of 80%, then you have 160-proof liquor.
Old-time moonshiners used to shake the liquor in a jar, and observe the
bubbles to determine proof. Bubbles are formed at a different size, and
rise at a different speed, depending on what percentage of alcohol is in
- Hi Tom - Welcome aboard,
There are 2 types of Hydrometers to tell alcohol by volume.
One type is the Wine or Beer Hydrometer that gives the specific
gravity of the mash, wort, must etc before distillation and the
amount of sugar and potential alcohol in it. You take an intial
reading before fermenting, then a reading after fementation and
subtract the 2 readings - this gives you the potential alcohol in it.
The other type is the alcohol hydrometer or proof hydrometer that
measures amount of alcohol by volume in a distilled liquid. It
usually has on it "Proof & Tralle - Scale for spirit U.S. Custom
House" (at least here in the US it does).
If you dont have one of these - try the old method - put some in a
spoon and light it (actually they put it in black gunpower in the
old days) - if it dont burn its below 40% (80 proof), if it burns
with a light blue flame only its 40 - 50% (80 - 100 proof),
if it burns with a hot blue flame and some yellow on top then its at
least "proof" (50% or more - ie. "over proof"), if it blows up in
your face - then you know you have some real hootch :):):).
Then of course, theres the more subjective method - take a shot
glass, and keep pouring and drinking till you see double - count the
shots (if you remember) and using your past drinking history
experiences - calculate backwards (not the suggested way of doing
Vino es Veritas,
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> Hello everyone. My question is how can I tell what "proof" the
- Very simple, buy an alcohol hydrometer.
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> Hello everyone. My question is how can I tell what "proof" the alcohol
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