Proofing - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > Proofing

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-04-2012, 05:17 PM   #1
AlaskaBushBrewer
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
Posts: 25


Is there a way to taste my final nrew product to determine proof?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 05:20 PM   #2
medusa1066
Recipes 
 
Apr 2011
Morgantown, WV
Posts: 205
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


You mean Alcohol Content? This is typically determined using a hydrometer.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 08:19 PM   #3
gregbathurst
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
Australia
Posts: 994
Liked 54 Times on 51 Posts


The instrument for measuring alcohol content is called an ebulliometer. It measures the boiling point to give alcohol content, but they are expensive

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 11:10 PM   #4
roadymi
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
Middle of the Mitten, Michigan
Posts: 807
Liked 33 Times on 31 Posts


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
__________________
Reality is an illusion that occurs due to the lack of alcohol.
Give a man a beer, he'll drink for the day.Teach a man to brew, he'll be drunk the rest of his life.
I have 8 carboys, 8 cornies, 5-1 gal jugs, 200 wine bottles, 10 cases of beer bottles and a nice assortment of flip tops....My goal is to keep them at least 50% occupied

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 05:51 PM   #5
AlaskaBushBrewer
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
Posts: 25

Sg 1.095 fg 1.008

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 08:45 PM   #6
UpstateMike
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
Brockport, NY
Posts: 930
Liked 155 Times on 92 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by AlaskaBushBrewer View Post
Sg 1.095 fg 1.008
About 11.5% Alcohol By Volume.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shooter View Post
Oh, and get a hydrometer. Psychic brewing is great and all, but hard numbers get rid of MUCH of the guess work.
"No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for your stomach’s sake and your frequent infirmities." ~ 1 Timothy 5:23

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 08:55 PM   #7
kewlio250
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
temecula, california
Posts: 138
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by UpstateMike View Post
About 11.5% Alcohol By Volume.
to do this, follow this formula

(SG-FG)x131=ABV
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by BoomerCreek View Post
We are scientists. Drunk scientists.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 09:23 PM   #8
UpstateMike
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
Brockport, NY
Posts: 930
Liked 155 Times on 92 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by kewlio250 View Post
to do this, follow this formula

(SG-FG)x131=ABV
11.397%, which is like I said, about 11.5%.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shooter View Post
Oh, and get a hydrometer. Psychic brewing is great and all, but hard numbers get rid of MUCH of the guess work.
"No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for your stomach’s sake and your frequent infirmities." ~ 1 Timothy 5:23

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2012, 12:31 AM   #9
kewlio250
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
temecula, california
Posts: 138
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by UpstateMike View Post
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
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by BoomerCreek View Post
We are scientists. Drunk scientists.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2012, 05:00 PM   #10
AlaskaBushBrewer
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
Posts: 25

Thanks this was helpful



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools



Forum Jump