Information on Ethanol Gauging and Blending Methods

This section lists some articles which give background information on the methods used for ethanol gauging and blending.

Click on the links below to read the articles.

  1. Theory for Hydrometer Temperature Correction
    This article describes the theory that makes it possible to use an ethanol hydrometer at temperatures other than the calibration temperature. This theory is used in the hydrometer temperature correction calculator built into AlcoDens.

  2. Alcohol Dilution Calculation Methods Compared
    This article compares 3 methods for calculating alcohol dilution ratios. The advantages and shortcomings of each method are discussed and examples are given. The 3 methods covered are the AlcoDens Blending Calculator, The TTB Table No.6 Method and the Pearson's Square Method.