Hair of the Dog Dave Clone

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puzzl
beers 3259 º places 138 º 11:09 Fri 6/12/2009

Originally posted by JoeMcPhee
Originally posted by OldSock
It wonít be for a couple of weeks, but we will have the answer. It turns out one of the science types in my homebrew club has the equipment to measure alcohol content in his home lab. We arenít going to have the time to get together for the 4 hour test until after the 4th, so donít expect the results anytime soon.

All prognostications welcome, Iím going to say 20%+.

Do you know what technique he uses for determining it? There are some that will work, and some that wonít.






Never enough for you, eh, McPhee!

I’m gonna put my money on 16.5%.

 
JoeMcPhee
beers 9267 º places 531 º 11:15 Fri 6/12/2009

Originally posted by puzzl
Originally posted by JoeMcPhee
Originally posted by OldSock
It wonít be for a couple of weeks, but we will have the answer. It turns out one of the science types in my homebrew club has the equipment to measure alcohol content in his home lab. We arenít going to have the time to get together for the 4 hour test until after the 4th, so donít expect the results anytime soon.

All prognostications welcome, Iím going to say 20%+.

Do you know what technique he uses for determining it? There are some that will work, and some that wonít.






Never enough for you, eh, McPhee!

Iím gonna put my money on 16.5%.

Hey man, the first thing they teach you in Ph.D. school is to question everything.

 
OldSock
11:35 Fri 6/12/2009

Originally posted by JoeMcPhee
Do you know what technique he uses for determining it? There are some that will work, and some that wonít.


I’m not sure, but I believe it is a slow distillation method (thus the 4 hours it takes). What methods would and wouldn’t work and why? I’ll post pictures of the whole thing on the blog when we get around to doing it.

 
wetherel
beers 1863 º places 84 º 11:45 Fri 6/12/2009

This reminds me of the Seinfeld episode, where they were testing yogurt for fat content.

 
JoeMcPhee
beers 9267 º places 531 º 13:55 Fri 6/12/2009

Originally posted by OldSock
Originally posted by JoeMcPhee
Do you know what technique he uses for determining it? There are some that will work, and some that wonít.


Iím not sure, but I believe it is a slow distillation method (thus the 4 hours it takes). What methods would and wouldnít work and why? Iíll post pictures of the whole thing on the blog when we get around to doing it.

Anything that measures OG/SG won’t work. If it involves actual direct detection of the alcohol present in the beer (like GC or LC) it is fine. Distillation might work, although I’ve never heard of that type of approach being used for ABV determination.

 
OldSock
14:07 Fri 6/12/2009

Originally posted by JoeMcPhee
Originally posted by OldSock
Originally posted by JoeMcPhee
Do you know what technique he uses for determining it? There are some that will work, and some that wonít.


Iím not sure, but I believe it is a slow distillation method (thus the 4 hours it takes). What methods would and wouldnít work and why? Iíll post pictures of the whole thing on the blog when we get around to doing it.

Anything that measures OG/SG wonít work. If it involves actual direct detection of the alcohol present in the beer (like GC or LC) it is fine. Distillation might work, although Iíve never heard of that type of approach being used for ABV determination.


Cool, whatever the method is it will be a direct measurement of alcohol, this guys knows his stuff.

 
puzzl
beers 3259 º places 138 º 14:17 Fri 6/12/2009

Joe what do you think the ABV will be? I demand a guess.

 
JoeMcPhee
beers 9267 º places 531 º 14:41 Fri 6/12/2009

Originally posted by puzzl
Joe what do you think the ABV will be? I demand a guess.

19.5% ABV is my guess... are we guessing on actual Dave or on the HB version of Dave? I can’t even remember what the hell we’re talking about anymore.

 
MaxxDaddy
beers 415 º places 31 º 14:42 Fri 6/12/2009

Originally posted by JoeMcPhee
Originally posted by puzzl
Joe what do you think the ABV will be? I demand a guess.

19.5% ABV is my guess... are we guessing on actual Dave or on the HB version of Dave? I canít even remember what the hell weíre talking about anymore.


HB Dave. I’m going to guess 17.2%

 
OldSock
14:53 Fri 6/12/2009

Originally posted by JoeMcPhee
Originally posted by puzzl
Joe what do you think the ABV will be? I demand a guess.

19.5% ABV is my guess... are we guessing on actual Dave or on the HB version of Dave? I canít even remember what the hell weíre talking about anymore.


We are guessing on HB Dave, since I have no actual Dave to test. Are you telling me this whole stupid thing was over .5% ABV? Earlier you said you thought I was off by 5% or more.

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