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Re: The Weather and Distilling. Thanks Harry,Very interesting.

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  • shinershane
    ... things ... above
    Message 1 of 4 , Nov 22, 2003
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      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Harry" <gnikomson2000@y...>
      wrote:
      > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "shinershane"
      > <shinershane@y...> wrote:
      > > Was courious to wheather or not anyone noticed diffrence's in the
      > way
      > > their still ran according to how the weather was acting. Do
      things
      > > like the barometric pressures have any influence on where Ethanol
      > > will cook off?
      > >
      > > SS
      >
      >
      > Hi Shane,
      > At sea level, water boils at 212F. However, for every 500 feet
      above
      > sea level, water boils about at 0.9F less. At 1,000 feet,
      > then, water boils at about 210.2; at 2,000 feet, about 208.4; at
      > 3,000 feet, about 206.6, etc.
      >
      > In addition to this correction factor, one must correct for
      > barometric pressure. At a 0-feet altitude, if the barometric
      > pressure is 29.921 inches of mercury, water boils at 212F. If the
      > barometer is at 29.0, the water boils at 1.53F less than the 212F
      > boiling point, with the altitude factor already considered. If the
      > pressure is at 30.8 inches of mercury, one must allow for an
      > increase in boiling of 1.43F.
      >
      > I have posted a correction table in the files section.
      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/new_distillers/files/Harry/Table%20-%
      > 20Boiling%20Point%20-%20Atmospheric%20Pressure%20-%20Altitude.htm
      >
      > Slainte!
      > regards Harry
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