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Dilutions and sugar additions for liqueurs.

Postby flinderspeakstill » Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:57 pm

Hi all. I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post, but it seemed logical.
I'll present the following scenario.
I have 70L of distilled product @ 81.7%. I want to dilute that to 55% using approx 36L of water. I then want to make up a sugar/water mix of 102L water and 75kg of sugar. When I mix the two together, will I get 28% with an increased volume due to the sugar, or will it be out. I have used alcodens for the alcohol calcs and fermcalc for the sugar mix and I get 28% but with 250L volume. :confusion-shrug:

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Dilutions and sugar additions for liqueurs.

Postby Otago Elvis » Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:01 pm

Yep, i reckon your good. Indeed you will have approx 105 litres @ 55% of product prior to adding your sugar syrup. The amount of sugar syrup yielded from 102l of water and 75kg of sugar will lower your ABV by approx half...so 28% ABV when the dust settles wouldn't be far from the mark.
Heres the guts of it:
100 mL table sugar is about 159 g; 100 mL of water is 100 g.
A solution made of the two would therefore be 159/259 = 61.4°Bx.
According to the calculator, a 61.4°Bx solution has a density of 1330 kg/m3, or 1.33 g/mL.
The solution weighs 259 g, so its volume is therefore 259/1.33 = 195 mL.
Soooooo, a syrup composed of 200 mL of sugar and 100 mL of water would be 75.5°Bx, have a density of 1.52 g/mL, and have a volume of about 268 mL.

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Re: Dilutions and sugar additions for liqueurs.

Postby flinderspeakstill » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:25 am

That's great. Thanks for the reply OE. :handgestures-thumbupright:
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Re: Dilutions and sugar additions for liqueurs.

Postby flinderspeakstill » Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:07 pm

Ok, so I sent a sample away for analysis and it came back at 28.6%
A fair bit out considering I was hoping for 27% by all calculations. I added more water and my volume ended up 256l.
Lesson learned. Get the alcohol result before doing the labels with the calculated amount. :angry-banghead:
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Re: Dilutions and sugar additions for liqueurs.

Postby FullySilenced » Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:18 am

Do a little reading here to see if you find what you need...

http://www.danish-schnapps-recipes.com/index.html
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