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Old 02-11-2006, 10:51 AM   #1
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My initial reading was 1.101--just checked it at .998, can you tell by that the alcohol content?

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Old 02-11-2006, 01:06 PM   #2
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Yeah! Various ways to do it but i use initial reading minus the last reading divided by 7.93 = %abv

So yours is 1101 - 998 = 103

103 divided by 7.93 = 12.98% ABV

It'll take a bit of aging to mellow before it tastes really good i'd have thought!

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Old 02-11-2006, 06:07 PM   #3
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How do you take a hydrometer reading? Just put it right in the wort?

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Old 02-12-2006, 03:10 AM   #4
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The more alcohol, the longer the time to mellow?

And to take a hydrometer reading you need some sort of cylinder (I use the actual plastic container the hydrometer came in) that way it will float upright

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Old 02-12-2006, 05:53 AM   #5
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I got 13.5%. Close enough. I use OG - FG X 131

(1.101 - .998) = .103 x 131 = 13.5%

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