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Booze math - please help!
    #685747 - 09/20/13 11:11 AM (3 years, 2 months ago)

OK, I'm making this shit from some everclear...its huge at parties around here, and apparently (to my disapproval) theres a country song about it now (found it by googling "apple pie moonshine", ugh.)

The recipe is as follows:



1 gallon apple cider
1 gallon apple juice
3 cups white sugar
8 cinnamon sticks
1 liter bottle of 190 proof moonshine or grain alcohol

We do this every year and I usually just keep it for myself, but now I'm giving some away to family and other people whom I'd like to warn a bit about it.

As you can see, it gets diluted quite a bit. Without accounting for evaporation during the heating process, and some inevitable loss when putting this stuff in bottles (jars), we have 2 gallons + 1 liter, which will equal 8.5 liters of finished product.

If I'm starting with 1 liter at 190 proof, and I dilute it into 2 gallons...uhhh, this is where I get lost and don't know anymore. Would it just simply be 190 / 8.5 which equals ~22 proof? I dunno how all of this works.

I'm hoping Harry is around, something tells me he'd know.


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Re: Booze math - please help! [Re: RasJeph]
    #685748 - 09/20/13 11:21 AM (3 years, 2 months ago)

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As mentioned, the *best* way is to use a hydrometer. However, if you know the weights of the various ingredients and their percentage alcohol by volume, you can get a pretty good guess.

You have 2 gallons of cider at ~8.35 pounds/gallon=16.7 lb. No alcohol, of course.
You have 3 cups of sugar at 0.44 pounds/cup, for 1.32 lb.
You have 1 quart of Everclear, at about 8 lb/gal. 95% ABV.

The mixture comes out to be roughly 9.4% ABV, or 18.8 proof. Not actually even a strong wine, which would be ~14% ABV. But it goes down so very smoothly…




FUck it nvm lol I found this. We have a hydrometer too I didn't even think of that. I find it hard to believe this shit is that low proof. People get WRECKED as fuck from it. Maybe its because they're drinking other stuff too, but I've seen a grown man bust his chin open on a stop sign from this stuff lol.

I don't really care all that much for it, but its a tradition kinda, when cider starts hitting the shelves people start asking me whats up with it. We used to sell it for $5 a pint and make mad money at parties, now I just give it away to close bros. I'll drink a few sips of it but I mainly make it for the demand :P


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