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Palcohol

PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 21:21
by bobsbeer

Re: Palcohol

PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 00:06
by oldbloke
I posted about it somewhere. Maybe on Jim's.

Re: Palcohol

PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 00:25
by Joe1002
oldbloke wrote:I posted about it somewhere. Maybe on Jim's.

Here: http://forum.craftbrewing.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=982 :thumb:

Re: Palcohol

PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 00:28
by oldbloke
I assume they've crystallised some booze, somehow? Or what?

Re: Palcohol

PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 08:12
by chrig
Interesting idea, but a bottle of vodka is already small and light enough to be portable... Not that it ever leaves the kitchen cupboard.

Re: Palcohol

PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 08:32
by bobsbeer
Although I did see the yanks had approved it and then withdrawn the approval. No doubt big business and tax issues got their way.

Re: Palcohol

PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 09:23
by Moley
bobsbeer wrote:Although I did see the yanks had approved it and then withdrawn the approval.

I read that somebody had got their wires crossed, they had only approved the packaging and not the product.

But if you take an H2O from an ethanol molecule you are left with C2H4 ethane - which is a gas.

Re: Palcohol

PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 14:53
by Brewtrog
Moley wrote:
bobsbeer wrote:Although I did see the yanks had approved it and then withdrawn the approval.

I read that somebody had got their wires crossed, they had only approved the packaging and not the product.

But if you take an H2O from an ethanol molecule you are left with C2H4 ethane - which is a gas.


That wouldn't be how they did it, but pure ethanol is a liquid in the first place, they've probably got some form of crystal that can absorb ethanol, but is either water soluble, or just dissolves in larger volumes than what they've put in.