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Re: White Labs Alcohol Test Kit
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2012, 08:29:28 PM »
FYI - for $40 you can get a much more detailed analysis through Alpha Analytics:

The Standard Package
This package includes alcohol by volume, real and apparent extract, density, pH, bitterness units, color, and all calculated values*.

(Calculated values include calories, real and apparent degrees of fermentation and original extract.)

Single tests range in price from $8 - $25

I've never tried them out, but I was tempted to get my IIPA tested for IBU's ($20 for that test). The ABV test is $25 through them, too.
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Re: White Labs Alcohol Test Kit
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2012, 08:53:32 PM »
That's better. Probably would be useful if your thinking of going pro, just to check yourself.
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Re: White Labs Alcohol Test Kit
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2012, 09:29:08 AM »
Freeze distillation as in making eisbier? That's legal.

This is true - a while back, James Spencer from Basic Brewing Radio spoke directly with the TTB about this and was told that since freezing is not a form of distillation and as long as there isn't an intent to sell, it isn't illegal.
What ... nobody asked ATF? Almost zero chance of getting caught anyway since there is no specialized equipment. I thought the law said any means of separation.

Nope.  Freeze concentration is not the same as distilling.
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Re: White Labs Alcohol Test Kit
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2012, 09:29:58 AM »
Analysis Lab used to perform free testing for homebrewers.  Don't know if they still do.
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Re: White Labs Alcohol Test Kit
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2012, 09:52:10 AM »
Freeze distillation as in making eisbier? That's legal.

This is true - a while back, James Spencer from Basic Brewing Radio spoke directly with the TTB about this and was told that since freezing is not a form of distillation and as long as there isn't an intent to sell, it isn't illegal.
What ... nobody asked ATF? Almost zero chance of getting caught anyway since there is no specialized equipment. I thought the law said any means of separation.

Nope.  Freeze concentration is not the same as distilling.
There must be some bad information out there on the internet --  :o  SHOCKING!!!
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Re: White Labs Alcohol Test Kit
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2012, 12:08:17 PM »
Is there any good info out there detailing the process for an eisbock?  Jamil's method if shaking and listening concerns me a bit.  I want to do an eisbock this winter for next Christmas (if I can hold out that long)....
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Re: White Labs Alcohol Test Kit
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2012, 08:41:14 PM »
Is there any good info out there detailing the process for an eisbock?  Jamil's method if shaking and listening concerns me a bit.  I want to do an eisbock this winter for next Christmas (if I can hold out that long)....

Good question.  I'll be brewing up the bock base beer for an eisbock attempt sometime in the next week or so.  Not so much worried about the base beer but I'm guessing there's a fair chance I'll either jump the gun or wait too long on the icing process.
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