Originally Posted by jaymack
5 bottles at 5% does not equal 25 % alcohol intake, does it?
If I take a straw to my 5 Gallons of 5%, would I still not get completelly fit shaced?
Quick math lesson here:
when you add percentages, without actually changing the ratio, then the percentage will always stay the same. Percentages measure fractions of a whole, not a quantifiable unit per se.
Alcohol "intake" is not measured by "percentages". So, let's say that you drink 5 bottles at 5% ABV each. Meaning that, if the bottles are 12oz each, that's 60 ounces total fluid intake. 5% of 12 is 0.6oz...so in each bottle you have .6oz of alcohol. Which means that, after ingesting 5 bottles, you have ingested a total of 3 oz of alcohol, which is still 5% of 60oz.