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Old 05-01-2007, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Thanks for good info...and here's a toast to the land of Molson. Ahhhh
I got it from my dad's Beer Encyclopedia.

Sometimes I drink 10% beer, which would be like 8% ABW.
Would that be illegal in some states?
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:47 AM
 
Location: The 719
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I would sometimes drop a shot of Wild Turkey into my draft beer. What did that do to the ABW?

Do they still make Ice beer? Anyone ever heard of Pig's Eye? I guess the malt liquors and some of the names they've been given have become a sore topic. Take Indian Malt Liquor for example. They made it in like the early 90's. I remember drinking some of this beverage and I do believe I blacked out. But that's just me. I tried to google that beer and all I could find was "protest" and "racist". I don't blame them for the protest.

I'd like to protest the prospect of 4.00 per fuel by pouring this beer into my gas tank.
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Old 05-02-2007, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I would sometimes drop a shot of Wild Turkey into my draft beer. What did that do to the ABW?
Depends on the amount of the draft beer and shot size.

Say it's 16 oz and 4% ABW and you have a 1 oz shot of 80 Proof (40% ABV, 32% ABW?) I think you'd now now have a drink that's 6% ABW.

(my math might not be correct, but I think that's right)
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Old 10-02-2007, 03:20 PM
 
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As has been posted earlier beer sold in grocery stores is "3.2%" alcohol content, liquor stores sell "6%" alcohol content. "3.2%" has no taste, no punch, etc., right? Well, it's mostly psychological. Here's why: 3.2% alcohol-content beer contains 3.2% alchohol BY WEIGHT; 6% alchohol-content beer contains 6.0% alcohol BY VOLUME. If you measure the alcohol content of "6%" beer by WEIGHT--guess what, it comes out about 3.6% or so. Not much difference between the two. A "secret" from a friend who worked for years in a Colorado brewery.
Jazzlover, thanks for the info. I live here in Colorado and I am a Homebrewer (Beer and Wine), but I'm not so sure I completely agree with your detective work. I agree that using weight versus volume can be misleading, but your numbers are way off.


6% ABV beer would convert to 4.8% ABW not 3.6% ABW
3.2% ABW beer would convert to 4% ABV

As you can see, there is still a huge 2% difference, just not as much as one might think. Trust me, if you have ever tasted 3.2 beer, you know somethin ain't right. LOL!!

Check your formulas Lou.

Personally, I don't brew anything under 6% ABV..not worth my time.

I'm out!!!
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Why bother drinking if it has low alcohol? Get your monies worth! BTW, any thing under 4% taste like water to me. I just bought a 12 pack of Steel Reserve 8.1% by vol for only $7.99! Great taste and has a kick! And the price aint bad either! My first time trying it. Found a new favorite!
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Old 05-19-2008, 09:48 AM
 
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Jazzlover, thanks for the info. I live here in Colorado and I am a Homebrewer (Beer and Wine), but I'm not so sure I completely agree with your detective work. I agree that using weight versus volume can be misleading, but your numbers are way off.


6% ABV beer would convert to 4.8% ABW not 3.6% ABW
3.2% ABW beer would convert to 4% ABV

As you can see, there is still a huge 2% difference, just not as much as one might think. Trust me, if you have ever tasted 3.2 beer, you know somethin ain't right. LOL!!

Check your formulas Lou.

Personally, I don't brew anything under 6% ABV..not worth my time.

I'm out!!!
I stand corrected on the calculation, at least according to this, what I think to be reliable, source that corroborated your calculation:

Get to Know Your Alcohol (By Volume) - Beer Advocate

By the way, McGowdog, were you around Pueblo back when Walter's Beer was still brewed there? I'm sure many a steelworker at CF&I dropped that shot glass of whiskey in a glass of Walter's at the old Senate Lounge there in Pueblo.
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Kensington NH
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I just bought a 12 pack of Steel Reserve 8.1% by vol for only $7.99! Great taste and has a kick! And the price aint bad either! My first time trying it. Found a new favorite!
Yikes, some people need to try some REAL beers.....btw any of the major label mass produced beers do not qualify....even the canadian/dutch/and mexican ones

I would kill for a Boudler Brewing Co. Hazed and confused out here. It's one of the best beers I'd hace bar none, and I live in the land of fine microbrews.
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:13 AM
 
Location: The 719
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Depends on the amount of the draft beer and shot size.

Say it's 16 oz and 4% ABW and you have a 1 oz shot of 80 Proof (40% ABV, 32% ABW?) I think you'd now now have a drink that's 6% ABW.

(my math might not be correct, but I think that's right)
No, your calculations are off because the Wild Turkey we used was 101 proof.

You need to recalculate that for us. Thanks in advance.

Ah, Jazz...I wasn't around for the Walter Beer, but I'd learned about it through people who do.

I'd heard that Gus's served more alcohol per barstool than anywhere else. They served steins of beer during this Happy Hour period or something like that and the Steel Mill guys would just line up with their mugs ready and go back to the end of the line and would be ready for another one before they were back to the tap.

Oh, BTW;
have a drink on me.
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:04 AM
 
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This is more my style:
YouTube - One More For the Road

History of Walter's Pueblo brewery here: Pueblo Colorado Walter Brewing History (http://www.breweriana.com/history/historywalters.html - broken link) Check out the calendar pin-up from 1945.

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Old 05-19-2008, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Yikes, some people need to try some REAL beers.....btw any of the major label mass produced beers do not qualify....even the canadian/dutch/and mexican ones

I would kill for a Boudler Brewing Co. Hazed and confused out here. It's one of the best beers I'd hace bar none, and I live in the land of fine microbrews.

The Boulder Beer Co. was the 2nd or 3rd microbrewery established in the U.S.
I think Anchor Steam was the first, followed by Full Sail.
I'm liking Dale's "Old Chub" out of Lyons lately.

Last edited by Sockeye; 05-19-2008 at 01:07 PM.. Reason: brain fart
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