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From: "Andy Wilcox" <andy@mosquito.cis.ufl.edu>
Subject: Re: How Many Calories in Homebrew?
Date: 1990-02-16 19:42:52 GMT

>From: techentin@Mayo.edu
>Has anybody seen or concocted a formula for estimating the number of calories in
>a homebrew? I would expect that some sort of calculation involving the O.G. and
>F.G. could be used to determine the percentage of unfermeted sugars and alcohol,
>which in turn contribute calories.


About a year ago, I was wondering the same thing, but decided to take
a more direct approach. I asked a friend of mine in the chemistry
department about it. "Hey, if I brought over a bottle, could you run it
through a calorimeter for me?" He replied "I doubt it, but if you bring
over six bottles, maybe we can talk". (-:

I still haven't gotten around to it, though. I'll post when the experiment
is done.

-Andy

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