So how is the experiment doing? What questions did I formulate? What do the erlenmeyer’s look like today?
What questions can I formulate?
- The bubble that I saw at the 80 ABV mixture, what were they?
- Why didn’t I see the bubble at the 20 ABV mixture?
- Are the bubbles the result of a chemical reaction between water and alcohol?
- Are the bubble maybe desolved air that is being pushed out of the grid while the alcohol and water form hydrogen-bonds?
- Which chemical compounds are making the copper colour?
- Why is the 20% not turning copper colour? Or is it just very very slow in doing so?
- I wonder what this stuff smells like ….
So the experiment is going well, in that respect that next time I will add a thermometer to the mixture and see how the temperature changes when I mix the water and alcohol.
Now that I know the bubble come from somewhere I will record the mixing with video next time round.
- Tabwater and oak (way to much)
- 100 ml Alcohol / 400 ml distilled water / 3 grams of oak
- 400 ml Alcohol / 100 ml distilled water / 3 grams of oak
- 450 ml distilled water / 3 grams of oak
The erlenmeyer’s are doing well. Nothing has evaporated out of the mixture and also no oxygen in going in. So nothing can oxidise from influx of Air.