There is no such thing as 200 proof moonshine.
The strongest concentration you can make of ethanol by distillation is about 191 proof.
Alcohol “likes” water, and at concentrations higher than 95.6%, it absorbs water from the air until the solution is 4.4% water.
How strong is moonshine?
There isn’t anything inherently dangerous about moonshine — at least no more dangerous than any other alcoholic drink. When made properly, it is simply very strong alcohol with a very hard taste, or “kick,” because it hasn’t been aged. It is usually very potent, as high as 150 proof, which is about 75 percent alcohol.
How strong is 80 proof?
There is, however, such a thing as 80 proof. If a liquor is 80 proof, it contains 40% alcohol. The proof is essentially just double the number of the alcohol content. Therefore, a 100 proof liquor is 50% alcohol and 200 proof would be 100% alcohol (but don’t drink pure alcohol…yikes).
What’s the highest proof of moonshine?
151 and Up: The Highest Proof Liquor
- #6 Bacardi 151 — 151 Proof. The well-known Puerto Rican brand of rum, Bacardi, sells a 151-proof bottle that is 75.5 percent alcohol.
- #5 Balkan Vodka — 176 Proof.
- #4 Hapsburg Gold Label Premium Reserve Absinthe — 179 Proof.
- #3 Bruichladdich X4 Quadrupled Whisky — 184 Proof.
- #2 Everclear — 190 Proof.
- #1 Spirytus — 192 Proof.
Can moonshine kill you?
Ethanol contains two carbon atoms and is somewhat toxic (it’ll kill you if you drink enough of it, so pace yourself) whereas methanol contains one carbon atom and is highly toxic (can cause permanent damage to the optic nerve and death even in fairly low doses, pacing won’t help, best to avoid altogether).
Is Moonshine stronger than Everclear?
Everclear is 190-proof. Let me make that clear. By comparison, most rum and vodka clock in between 40% to 60%, or 80 to 120-proof. As of right now, Everclear is deemed the strongest alcohol on earth: chemistry doesn’t allow anything stronger than 191-proof to exist.
Can homemade moonshine kill you?
“It’s very, very toxic, so even a small amount–just 10 milliliters of pure methanol–can cause blindness,” says Dr. Bruce Goldberger, professor and director of toxicology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. “But just a few ounces of methanol can kill.
How much moonshine can I make legally?
While most states prohibit home moonshining, state laws sometimes conflict with federal law. In Missouri, for example, a person 21 or over may produce up to 100 gallons of spirits per year for personal consumption without a permit.
What’s the difference between ABV and proof?
Alcohol proof in the United States is defined as twice the percentage of alcohol by volume. Consequently, 100-proof whiskey contains 50% alcohol by volume; 86-proof whiskey contains 43% alcohol. For example, 50% ABV would be described as “100 proof” rather than “100 degrees proof”.
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