[rescue] good spring cleaning

Kevin kevin at mpcf.com
Mon Aug 4 20:06:17 CDT 2003

that reminds me.... i'm out of Everclear :)


On Mon, 4 Aug 2003 21:00:51 -0400 (EDT)
adh at an.bradford.ma.us (Sandwich Maker) wrote:

> OT trivia: know the origin lf the 'proof' scale of alcohol content?
> it was the weakest liquor that would burn when poured over gunpowder
> [so i heard] and lit, ~56% ethanol in water.  when finer ways of
> measuring were devised, this was set to '100 proof'.  eventually the us
> normalized the proof scale so that 200 is pure but the british [afaik]
> never did; thus, gilbey's [for one] has two proof ratings on the
> label.

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