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Old 05-04-2012, 05:17 PM   #1
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Is there a way to taste my final nrew product to determine proof?


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Old 05-04-2012, 05:20 PM   #2
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You mean Alcohol Content? This is typically determined using a hydrometer.


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Old 05-04-2012, 08:19 PM   #3
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The instrument for measuring alcohol content is called an ebulliometer. It measures the boiling point to give alcohol content, but they are expensive
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:10 PM   #4
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If you didn't test SG you can list your recipe and a FG and somebody may be able to calculate an approximate alc% for you
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:51 PM   #5
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Sg 1.095 fg 1.008
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:45 PM   #6
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Sg 1.095 fg 1.008
About 11.5% Alcohol By Volume.
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Oh, and get a hydrometer. Psychic brewing is great and all, but hard numbers get rid of MUCH of the guess work.
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About 11.5% Alcohol By Volume.
to do this, follow this formula

(SG-FG)x131=ABV
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:23 PM   #8
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to do this, follow this formula

(SG-FG)x131=ABV
11.397%, which is like I said, about 11.5%.
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:31 AM   #9
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11.397%, which is like I said, about 11.5%.
i was just making sure he knew how to figure it out for himself
sort of a teach a man to fish thing
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:00 PM   #10
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Thanks this was helpful


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