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RE: [new_distillers] Re: hydrometer temp correction

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  • Adrian Hoffman
    Perfect! Thank you! A From: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com [mailto:new_distillers@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of jamesonbeam1 Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2010
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      Perfect!  Thank you!

       

      A

       

      From: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com [mailto:new_distillers@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of jamesonbeam1
      Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2010 6:23 AM
      To: new_distillers@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [new_distillers] Re: hydrometer temp correction

       

       


      Regarding your condenser question, you have a few options.

      -Run you still slower.

      -Put cooler water thru the Liebig.

      -Build a bigger Liebig.

      -Attach a small Dia. flexible copper pipe running thru a bucket of cold
      water to the output.

      JB.

      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "jamesonbeam1" <jamesonbeam1@...>
      wrote:

      >
      >
      > The TTB (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has a complete run
      > down on measuring ABV with a 60F calibrated proof hydrometers at:
      > http://www.ttb.gov/foia/gauging_manual_toc.shtml
      > <http://www.ttb.gov/foia/gauging_manual_toc.shtml>
      >
      > with a downloadble correction table -
      > § 30.61 Table 1, showing the true percent of proof spirit for any
      > indication of the hydrometer at temperatures between zero and 100
      > degrees Fahrenheit.
      > [top] Return to Top
      > <http://www.ttb.gov/foia/gauging_manual_toc.shtml#top>
      [link to PDF]
      > Table 1 <
      href="http://www.ttb.gov/foia/Gauging_Manual_Tables/Table_1.pdf">http://www.ttb.gov/foia/Gauging_Manual_Tables/Table_1.pdf>
      >
      > This table shows the true percent of proof of distilled spirits for
      > indications of the hydrometer likely to occur in practice at
      > temperatures between zero and 100 degrees Fahrenheit and shall be used
      > in determining the proof of spirits. The left-hand column contains the
      > reading of the hydrometer and on the same horizontal line, in the body
      > of the table, in the "Temperature" column corresponding to the
      > reading of the thermometer is the corrected reading or "true percent
      > of proof." The table is computed for tenths of a percent.
      >
      > Example.
      > Temperature, °F............................................ 75
      > Hydrometer reading............................................. 193
      > True percent of proof.......................................... 189.5
      >
      > JB.
      >
      > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com,
      "Adrian Hoffman" datv@
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > My proof hydrometer is calibrated to 60'F. I've found correction
      > tables for
      > > 20'C/68'F ones, but I can't find anything for mine. Does anyone have
      > one?
      > > On a related note, the distillate is coming out of my Liebig
      condenser
      > at
      > > about 93'F. Does anyone have any suggestions for getting it cooler
      > > quicker? I thought about building a graham condenser, but it seems
      to
      > be a
      > > bulky piece and not so easy to find the right diameter pipe.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Thanks in advance!
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Adrian
      > >
      >

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