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    How many units? ~ Alcohol conversion tables

    http://www.cleavebooks.co.uk/dictunit/booka.pdf

    Shell
    We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.sigpic

    #2
    Originally posted by Shelledpea, Stalybridge View Post
    So 14 times 6 bottles times seven days = 588 bottles of red a week

    So I am well under the recommended limit ;) :D :D

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      #3
      Originally posted by spartan, kent View Post
      So 14 times 6 bottles times seven days = 588 bottles of red a week

      So I am well under the recommended limit ;) :D :D
      Careful,

      Dave will be asking if you've had a liver function test recently and we're only supposed to admit to one vice (Not 4 L:DL)
      We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.sigpic

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        #4
        A unit of alcohol is defined as 10ml of ethanol.

        So a 750ml bottle of 14% wine contains 750 X 0.14 divided by 10. that is 112.5 divided by 10 = 11.25 units or nearly 2 units per glass (125ml)

        A pint(568ml) of 4% beer is 568 X 0.04 /10 = 2.27 units

        A single whisky (23.7ml) at 70 degrees proof is a lot more difficult to calculate. Neat pure alcohol is 174 degrees proof. 70 proof is 70/174 x 100 = 40.22% alcohol. So a single whisky has 23.7 x 0.4022 /10 = 0.95 units.


        Pete
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          #5
          Originally posted by Pete, Caerphilly View Post

          A single whisky (23.7ml) at 70 degrees proof is a lot more difficult to calculate. Neat pure alcohol is 174 degrees proof. 70 proof is 70/174 x 100 = 40.22% alcohol. So a single whisky has 23.7 x 0.4022 /10 = 0.95 units.


          Pete
          There is also a proof conversion table contained ;)
          We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.sigpic

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            #6
            Originally posted by Shelledpea, Stalybridge View Post
            There is also a proof conversion table contained ;)
            Hi Shell,

            You have to be careful with degrees proof as most of the world use pure alcohol as 174 degrees proof. However the Americans , who must have smaller brains , can't cope with 174 and call pure alcohol 200 degrees proof just so the arithmatic is simpler.

            historically spirits that are 100 degrees proof contain the minimum concentration of alcohol such that if the spirit is mixed with gunpowder the gunpowder can still be ignited. Hence the proof that the spirit is sufficiently strong to warrent paying duty.

            THIS WAS THE TEST (OR PROOF) NEED BY CUSTOMS OFFICERS IN BYGONE YEARS.

            Pete
            Last edited by Pete, Caerphilly; 23rd November 2010, 11:33 PM.
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              #7
              Originally posted by Pete, Caerphilly View Post
              Hi Shell,

              You have to be careful with degrees proof as most of the world use pure alcohol as 174 degrees proof. However the Americans , who must have smaller brains , can't cope with 174 and call pure alcohol 200 degrees proof just so the arithmatic is simpler.

              historically spirits that are 100 degrees proof contain the minimum concentration of alcohol such that if the spirit is mixed with gunpowder the gunpowder can still be ignited. Hence the proof that the spirit is sufficiently strong to warrent paying duty.

              THIS WAS THE TEST (OR PROOF) NEED BY CUSTOMS OFFICERS IN BYGONE YEARS.

              Pete
              We're ok this isn't a book for them over the water..............:p 100% proof 57.06%ABV

              Take a look at the small print at the bottom of page 10 ;)
              We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.sigpic

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                #8
                Originally posted by Shelledpea, Stalybridge View Post
                We're ok this isn't a book for them over the water..............:p 100% proof 57.06%ABV

                Take a look at the small print at the bottom of page 10 ;)
                Yep read that, probably the most important statement is the red writing on page 2. Put there for the small brained americans?

                I used to have to use these calculations in my job as about 90% of the products I made were shipped in the purest alcohol there is (Spectroscopic Grade) which made fantastic punch.

                There was a sad case at Cardiff medical school where med students used "absolute alcohol 164 proof" in some punch not realising that the missing 10 degrees proof was highly toxic methanol and one nurse died from drinking it.

                Pete
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                  #9
                  Interesting Deed, I didn't know that. Regarding units per week, surely moderation in all things is the best advice. One side of the medical profession is recommending red wine for its anti-oxidant properties while the other is warning about liver damage and various cancers. There are so many different ways of cutting down on the alcohol we consume, including putting down the glass between sips, alternating alcoholic and soft drinks, taking turns to be the designated driver (also saves on taxi fares) and if you are out for a long evening, say 7 pm until 1 am, only drink alcohol for the middle bit - between 8.30 and 11pm. Or we can just buy the aspirin and suffer the hangover!

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Cooke, Ashby View Post
                    Interesting Deed, I didn't know that. Regarding units per week, surely moderation in all things is the best advice. One side of the medical profession is recommending red wine for its anti-oxidant properties while the other is warning about liver damage and various cancers. There are so many different ways of cutting down on the alcohol we consume, including putting down the glass between sips, alternating alcoholic and soft drinks, taking turns to be the designated driver (also saves on taxi fares) and if you are out for a long evening, say 7 pm until 1 am, only drink alcohol for the middle bit - between 8.30 and 11pm. Or we can just buy the aspirin and suffer the hangover!
                    Cooke, Deed is a spammer who has copied and pasted part of another's post to advertise his/her link.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Mrs M View Post
                      Cooke, Deed is a spammer who has copied and pasted part of another's post to advertise his/her link.
                      A bit abrupt Mrs M. I'll consider myself told off. Judith

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Cooke, Ashby View Post
                        A bit abrupt Mrs M. I'll consider myself told off. Judith
                        It wasn't meant as such , but feel free to interpret as you wish.

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