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    Re: Texas Importation of Alcoholic Beverages

    Quote Originally Posted by G.H.Adams View Post
    Well I'm glad I didn't get stopped in Texas last week. On my trip from Minnesota through Texas I had 48 750 ml bottles stashed in my truck along with 4- 1 liter bottles.
    Or rear-ended, for that matter. Might have made the whole Ford Pinto fiasco look like a firecracker.
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    Re: Texas Importation of Alcoholic Beverages

    Maybe the scientifically-inclined can answer this. Will 40% abv spirits combust? Under any circumstances? What about 50%? 60%? 70%? It just seems like a solution that is 40% alcohol, 60% water, contains too much water to be of any use as fuel.

    We know it will burn at 60% to 70%, because that's what the whiskey in barrels is and we have ample evidence that burns.

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    Re: Texas Importation of Alcoholic Beverages

    I am no scientist but when I was reading up on the history of the term "proof" it seems to have come from the British Navy looking to prove that the rum they were receiving was not too watered down. If it was at least 100 proof (50% abv) then gunpowder wetted with it would still ignite. Doesn't actually answer the question but I found it interesting.

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    Re: Texas Importation of Alcoholic Beverages

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    Maybe the scientifically-inclined can answer this. Will 40% abv spirits combust? Under any circumstances? What about 50%? 60%? 70%? It just seems like a solution that is 40% alcohol, 60% water, contains too much water to be of any use as fuel.

    We know it will burn at 60% to 70%, because that's what the whiskey in barrels is and we have ample evidence that burns.
    I found this chart:

    http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/et...ter-d_989.html
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    Re: Texas Importation of Alcoholic Beverages

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkEdwards View Post
    Good post. When reading this thread, my immediate thought was it will burn at a lower concentration but at what temperature. Question answered.

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    Re: Texas Importation of Alcoholic Beverages

    Exactly what I was asking. I love it when this social media thing works!

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    Re: Texas Importation of Alcoholic Beverages

    You can legally bring only one liter of alcohol into Iowa as well and they can tell if it's from Iowa if it has a Iowa $.05 deposit sticker on it. I worry about getting pulled over every time I come back from KY but I only have to drive 10 miles into Iowa. I wonder what the states I'm driving through would have to say if they pulled me over?

    Wade your safe here in Iowa the sodomy laws were removed from the books years ago.
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    Re: Texas Importation of Alcoholic Beverages

    When we moved to an Arkansas dry county, I didn't know you were only allowed one gallon of spirits for every legal entity in the household (adults) , but I questioned that in that we had 2 legal partnerships, so we had 4 legal entities in our househod. Obviously, my bunker was hid in my barn under the hay. Thank goodness that stupid law has been rescinded. Unfortunatelly , the hallejula crowd is still managing to keep us in the 19th century by staying dry. When the subject comes up I always say "MO gets the tax money, we get the empty beer cans on the side of the road and the traffic accidents!" I guess some of that same crowd lives in Texas. Twice I've been in State Line Liquor and seen holier than thou types come in through the back door, one Baptist preacher and one pillar of the "Amen pew". The manager told me that if he had to close his back door, he'd lose 1/2 his business.
    There's no such thing as bad whiskey, there's only over priced whiskey.

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    Re: Texas Importation of Alcoholic Beverages

    Quote Originally Posted by p_elliott View Post
    Wade your safe here in Iowa the sodomy laws were removed from the books years ago.
    You are soooo funny....

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    Re: Texas Importation of Alcoholic Beverages

    Quote Originally Posted by Stu View Post
    Twice I've been in State Line Liquor and seen holier than thou types come in through the back door, one Baptist preacher and one pillar of the "Amen pew". The manager told me that if he had to close his back door, he'd lose 1/2 his business.
    A buddy of mine once said that the difference between a Catholic and a Baptist is that the Catholic will talk to you in the liquor store.
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