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Offline waterbull66

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ABV testing
« on: June 09, 2021, 11:21:50 PM »
   If a person wanted to have beer or other alcoholic beverage tested for ABV, where would one have that done? I always use online ABV calculators, which are generally accurate enough for beer I'm not selling, but I strongly suspect that their accuracy drops off as the ABV goes up. They seem to be just a linear calculation that doesn't take into account the gravity lowering effect of the alcohol. I don't "need" to know the actual ABV on anything I brew,  but am curious about a few of my bigger beers.

Offline BrewBama

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Re: ABV testing
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2021, 11:54:32 PM »

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Offline joe_meadmaker

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Re: ABV testing
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2021, 12:49:38 AM »
There is the boil off method.  I've never actually tried it myself.  This post is about wine, but from the description I don't see why it wouldn't work for beer.