Alcohol Blending Vol 2
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Alcohol Blending Vol 2

Alcohol Blending and Accounting Volume 2: Advanced Topics and the International Alcohol Tables


Both Alcohol Blending and Accounting books were written to document the methods and procedures that make up the Alcohol Blending Software program.

 

 Alcohol Blending and Accounting Volume 2: Advanced Topics and the International Alcohol Tables. 282 pages. ISBN: 978-1-7320124-1-7


Description of the Work:

This is the second volume of a detailed examination of the formulas and physical processes that govern the blending and rectification of alcohol that was begun in the first volume of Alcohol Blending and Accounting. Some of the material covered in Volume 1 will be reviewed in this work but in general this is an advanced topics book and a working knowledge of alcohol gauging and blending as outlined in the first volume is recommended in order to fully understand the concepts under discussion here. This work will concentrate on the procedures and formulas developed by the International Organization of Legal Metrology, which published its results as the International Alcohol Tables. It also contains solutions to the Hackbarth equations regarding alcohol, sugar and water solutions and their qualities. Every procedure has been constructed as a spreadsheet and tested to the limits of its performance and sufficient guidance is provided so that all of the formulas can be reproduced. Dozens of formulas and procedures are outlined and examined and the work contains adequate citations to the original sources for verification. The text is mostly an exegesis of what arithmetical operations are taking place in the diagrams; accordingly, it is not an easy book to read. Prospective readers should use the Amazon “Look inside” feature to examine the extensive table of contents to see whether the formulas and procedures under consideration are what they are seeking.


Major topics of investigation include hydrometer and sample temperature correction; correcting for calibration temperature; IAT blending by density and volume percent; IAT proof gallon calculations; 20°C blending of alcohol, sugar, and water, including batch planning and gauging obscuration; and the effect of dissolved gasses in the gauging process.

 

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Introduction to Volume 2


This book continues an investigation into various methods of determining the properties of alcohol at various calibration temperatures that was begun in the first volume of Alcohol Blending and Accounting.

The acknowledgements and preface, are contained in Volume 1.


Some of the material covered in Volume 1 will be reviewed in this work but in general this is an advanced topics book: and a working knowledge of alcohol gauging and blending as outlined in the first volume is required in order to fully understand the concepts under discussion here.


This work will concentrate on the procedures and formulas developed by the the International Organization of Legal Metrology, (Organisation Internationale de Metrologie Legale, or OIML) which published its results as the International Alcohol Tables, (IAT) tables.


There are also a number of references to the TTB tables at 60°F (15.556°C) and the associated procedures that were examined in Volume 1—but mostly in comparison to the 20°C calibration temperature of the IAT tables as well as other calibration temperature tables we can build using the IAT methods.


Unfortunately, some references to tables, sources, and procedures that were cited and explained in Volume 1 will appear in this volume without previous discussion or citation. Eventually, most of them will be reviewed again in this work as ancillary to the discussions herein; so, for an advanced user or researcher, Volume 1 is not strictly necessary. However, since I don’t want to spend a great deal of time reviewing previously covered material, there will be times when references to Volume 1 are simply mentioned as the discussion moves forward.


To reduce the overall length of the book, I have not labeled all of the diagrams with the source worksheet from which they originate; however, each section relates to one worksheet and it is identified somewhere in that section above or below the unreferenced one.


In order to keep the size of the diagrams sufficiently large and legible the layout of the pages has resulted in pages that are not completely filled with text. I have done my best to ensure that the text refers to diagrams on facing pages rather than obverse pages.


This turned out to be a two-volume work and the bibliography for both volumes is included in each volume. Some references are not used in each individual volume but almost all references are footnoted when they occur in each volume.


Volume 1 is referenced as Alcohol Blending and Accounting, Volume 1, U.S. 60° F. Gauging, Blending and the International Alcohol Tables, ISBN: 978-1-7320124-0-0.


For those wishing to run their own calculations using the procedures described in this book, I’ve published an associated software program, ABS 3.5, containing working versions of all of the worksheets, formulas and procedures outlined in the work. It is available at both alcoholblending.com; and mountainmoonshine.com.

In the interest of not making the work any longer than necessary some of the tables (TTB Table 7) referred to in this volume are only published in Volume 1.


I have not generally highlighted numerical values in the tables that are referred to in the text. I encourage users to circle or highlight those values to make them easier to identify the next time the book is needed.