Hello from Newfoundland


JudithAnn

Link Posted 08/03/2010 - 23:02
Welcome and enjoy the forum Stephen! Well...I must say when I was in NL I agreed to kissing the cod...but would not drink that rum...Here in New Brunswick our rum is 40%.....so i can not imagine drinking 100% home brewed...LOL.

I was also to Jamacia...they have rum at 100%...Mmmm.

I would love to see some iceburg pics when you do them.
https://www.jastandringphotos.com

polchraine

Link Posted 08/03/2010 - 23:12
JudithAnn wrote:
...I agreed to kissing the cod...but would not drink that rum...Here in New Brunswick our rum is 40%.....so i can not imagine drinking 100% home brewed...LOL.

I was also to Jamacia...they have rum at 100%...Mmmm.

A slight error in your figures JudithAnnn

Remember there are two scales for alcohol - % Alcohol By Volume (ABV) and Degrees Proof (often inaccurately referred to as percentage.

A 40% ABV is around 70 degrees proof

100 Proof is actually about 57.1% ABV and comes from the lowest strength that would allow for the combustion of gunpowder.

Most spirits including whisky and rum are distilled at 60% ABV and then watered down to the standard 40% ABV. If you try some "cask strength" whisky you can appreciate the differences when compared to normalised whisky. Not saying either is best, but for different brands and palettes the "best" strength may vary.
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JudithAnn

Link Posted 10/03/2010 - 06:45
yes you are 100% correct....it was in proof...not by volume

Thanks for the insight.

Regards, Judithann
Last Edited by JudithAnn on 10/03/2010 - 06:46

StephenLewis

Link Posted 10/03/2010 - 17:50
Maybe the "PROOF" is in the hmmmm.....pudding?

Cheers

ps: Sorry, wanted to add a pic here but don't know how. Thought by clicking the 'Image' icon I could upload a photo. Didn't want to fill forum with just chatter.

Cheers again
I gladly welcome C & C's. Being foggy minded they really help me learn.

polchraine

Link Posted 10/03/2010 - 18:21
Click on the Image Icon and it brings up [ img ][ /img ] place a link to where the image is stored bewtween the ] and [ - Photobucket or similar and it will appear in the post.


I have added a couple of spaces to be able to post this:

[ img ]http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y31/Polchraine/PentaxForum/whale_tail.jpg[ /img ]



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K20D, *istD, MZ-S, Super-A, ME Super, MX
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, DA* 300,
DA 50-200, FA 24-90, FA 20-35,
M 400-600, A 50 f1.4, A 28 f2.8, A 70-210, M 35-80, M 50 f1.7
A x2S teleconverter and a few others ...

StephenLewis

Link Posted 10/03/2010 - 23:46



Thank you Polchraine. I think I may have it figured out. Well let's hope! If this works there should be a poor picture of a local rum showng and it displays the PROOF/Alcohol Content.

Cheers
I gladly welcome C & C's. Being foggy minded they really help me learn.

StephenLewis

Link Posted 10/03/2010 - 23:48
Sorry, by the by I love your whale tail shot. It could have been taken near where I live.
I gladly welcome C & C's. Being foggy minded they really help me learn.

polchraine

Link Posted 11/03/2010 - 08:19
StephenLewis wrote:
Sorry, by the by I love your whale tail shot. It could have been taken near where I live.

You obviously drink too much of the rum ... It was taken out there!

Your picture shows another ABV / proof variant. In the USA Proof is generally twice the ABV but on the standard scale 50% is about 88 proof. And if that is as nice as the Guyana Rum I have here - please send me a sample!
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DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, DA* 300,
DA 50-200, FA 24-90, FA 20-35,
M 400-600, A 50 f1.4, A 28 f2.8, A 70-210, M 35-80, M 50 f1.7
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Greytop

Link Posted 11/03/2010 - 13:33
Welcome to the forum Stephen.
Regards Huw

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robbie_d

Link Posted 11/03/2010 - 16:17
Welcome to the forum.
If you can't say something nice about Pentax, you won't say anything at all.

Apparently.

darlene

Link Posted 11/03/2010 - 23:53
Hi neighbour...This is a great place to learn And welcome to the forum!

StephenLewis

Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 02:22
Hi neighbour to you too....after looking at some of your pics I'd guess you are in central. Maybe, if the weather changes and summer ever comes, we'll cross paths and swap Pentax gossip/hints, tips, etc.. Thanks for the forum welcome.

Cheers
I gladly welcome C & C's. Being foggy minded they really help me learn.

karthikv82

Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 15:04
Welcome Stephen! This is a wonderful foum with super duper experts who are really helpful. Enjoy ur Pentax and Keep Klicking
Cheers
Karthik
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StephenLewis

Link Posted 14/03/2010 - 18:52
Har de har, Andrew (polchraine). I'll have you know 'I don't drink much, just often!' Do look me up when next in the area.

Cheers,
Stephen
I gladly welcome C & C's. Being foggy minded they really help me learn.

polchraine

Link Posted 14/03/2010 - 23:24
StephenLewis wrote:
Har de har, Andrew (polchraine). I'll have you know 'I don't drink much, just often!' Do look me up when next in the area.

Cheers,
Stephen

How often is "often"? Every hour? Every 30 minutes? Every 5 minutes?

When visiting St Johns I would stay in the Fairmont with the trapezoidal rooms overlooking the harbour! On one visit there was around 2.5 m of snow and on another the flight to London decided not to stop and pick up but go direct from Halifax.
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DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, DA* 300,
DA 50-200, FA 24-90, FA 20-35,
M 400-600, A 50 f1.4, A 28 f2.8, A 70-210, M 35-80, M 50 f1.7
A x2S teleconverter and a few others ...
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