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Old 08-20-2006, 04:50 AM   #1
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Theoretically,

If you had distilled spirits, what is a good tell - tale sign or measurement if it is safe to consume and not let's say go um.... BLIND!?
I have been told, by burning a small sample and the flame is blue as in bar tricks you are in the green, but this doesn't seem like the safe method. I am also aware of how to use a hydrometer. Any advice or info would be appreciated except for the endless warnings.

Thanks once again for all the help
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Old 08-20-2006, 01:33 PM   #2
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Methanol (CH3OH) isn't much different from ethanol (C2H5OH) chemically. It boils at a slightly lower temperature, but realistically, there isn't any simple way to tell. It's a big problem with homemade grappa.
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Old 08-20-2006, 05:44 PM   #3
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The best place I know of to answer any and all your distilling questions is
http://homedistiller.org/

 
Old 08-22-2006, 01:58 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info!!
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Old 08-27-2006, 04:14 AM   #5
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