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 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.
Mark Edwards - Proof of Sanity Forged Upon Request
Exactly what I was asking. I love it when this social media thing works!
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.
[Liberty Valance lays shot in the street]
(Dr) "Quick whiskey!"
[ Dr drinks from whiskey bottle, kicks over Liberty Valance]
(Dr) "He's Dead"
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 Thank goodness that stupid law has been rescinded.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.