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10-02-2008, 01:41 AM   #1
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Hello Folks, I have a question regarding alcohol in bottles.
I brewed a Belgium wit. 5 weeks ago. The abv was 7.9 %. I bottle my beer in a 22 oz bottles, instead of 12oz. My question is since I bottle in 22 oz, does it mean I have almost 15% alcohol in a bottle. Or is it still 7.9%

10-02-2008, 01:44 AM   #2
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That's 7.9% alcohol by Volume. That means that for any given volume, 7.9% of that is alcohol. So in 12oz, nearly 1oz of it is alcohol. In 22oz, there is 1.75oz of alcohol...
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10-02-2008, 01:44 AM   #3
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Alcohol is measured by volume. So if you had one ounce of beer, it would be 7.9% in that ounce.

a 22 is more beer, but the liquid still has the same amount of alcohol in it.

10-02-2008, 01:46 AM   #4
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It's still 7.9% whether you put it in a 12oz or 22oz bottle. There is more alcohol in the 22oz bottle but the percentage per ounce is the same. It's like buying liquor. You can 90 proof whiskey in a pint or a 1.75 liter bottle. Same alcohol per ounce, just a lot more ounces in the big guy.

Hope that helps.

10-02-2008, 01:46 AM   #5
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YOU ARE NOT! Smarter than a 5th grader.

Cent is Latin for hundred. Per-Cent or % is a means of comparing how many out of 100. In Example: 7.9% means that almost 8 out of every 100 parts (let's say Ounces) in the bottle are alcohol. So weather you have 1 oz or 1billion ounces, it's still the same %.

You'll deffinately get drunk quicker off of the double deuce!
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10-02-2008, 01:47 AM   #6
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So its still 7.9 % no matter what bottle i use. just the alcohol in oz differ

10-02-2008, 01:49 AM   #7
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by adarelme So its still 7.9 % no matter what bottle i use. just the alcohol in oz differ
Yes. Just like if you bought a pint of vodka and a gallon of vodka. Same vodka, but one is in a bigger bottle.

Like coke. You can buy a 16 ounce bottle or a big gulp. It's still coke. Just lots more coke in the bigger bottle.
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10-02-2008, 01:50 AM   #8
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LOL........ no wonder I got drunk off 2 beers......

Thanks

10-02-2008, 02:05 AM   #9
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No worries... wait dude, you're NOT a 5th grader, are you?
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10-02-2008, 02:22 AM   #10
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i went to a private school. Sorry. oh wait 5th grade all I remember are the thunder cats and Jijoe