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Old 11-09-2006, 03:42 AM   #11
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The airlock would be preferred, just make sure it's all sanitized before putting it on.

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Old 11-09-2006, 04:14 AM   #12
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Also if you put a hole in, make sure that no air escapes from around the hole, and that the hole is airtight. There was a recent thread about that somewhere but I forget where, ill look though.

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Old 11-09-2006, 06:44 AM   #13
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I got a stupid question on this part. If alcohol is lighter than H2O, then why won't the hydrometer read less than 1.00?

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Old 11-09-2006, 11:39 AM   #14
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I got a stupid question on this part. If alcohol is lighter than H2O, then why won't the hydrometer read less than 1.00?
Because not all of the sugar is converted to alcohol. Most of my final gravities range from 1.012 - 1.020. I have seen meads that have had so much sugar converted that the hydrometer drops below the 1.000 mark.
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Old 11-09-2006, 11:40 AM   #15
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Because not all of the sugar is converted to alcohol. Most of my final gravities range from 1.012 - 1.020. I have seen meads that have had so much sugar converted that the hydrometer drops below the 1.000 mark.
I make wine and I like a dry wine so I brew mine to 990 to 995.
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Old 11-09-2006, 08:49 PM   #16
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We now have two 99s here...didn't the NHL retire use of that number?

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