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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Alcool a bruler

    Quote Originally Posted by zoidberg View Post
    While stocking up on some pre-Brexit bottles of vin de table in a St Malo HyperMarche last weekend, I took the opportunity also to stock up on 'alcool a bruler' x 20L, for the boat.
    This stuff indicates a '90 degrees' strength. There was another brand at '95 degrees'.

    Would aficionados of the stuff guide me on the respective merits?
    I have used both 90 and 95 in my Origo cooker and never noticed any difference.
    "Brexit: like watching a library being burned down by people who can't read"

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    Default Re: Alcool a bruler

    Quote Originally Posted by zoidberg View Post
    Cor! Every day a skuleday.....

    I s'pose as long as I don't mix up my Chinon and Muscadet de Sevre et Main I should be awlrite. It's for that 2-burner pristine Origo stove I have, which doesn't respond too well on a diet of paraffin..... so I'm told.

    I did ask at B&Q locally - 3 stores - and was met with a repeated 'Huh?' from the various pubescent box-stackers busy painting their nails and admiring each others' tats. Who breeds these creatures...?
    https://www.diy.com/departments/la-h.../540224_BQ.prd

    It's in stock in 11 out of the 25 nearest B&Q stores to me

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    Default Re: Alcool a bruler

    It seems to be £3.44 per litre in B&Q.

    A swift websearch shows it's around 1.80 € / Litre in equivalent French supermarkets. QED.

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    Default Re: Alcool a bruler

    I'm sure I've read somewhere that you should add 10% water to your alcohol to prevent sooting up the pans. So I don't think there's much harm in using the 90% stuff.

    I definitely prefer Alcool a Bruler, meths has a nasty sharpness to it, brings a tear to the eye.
    Moody 39- Deb 33- Wayfarer- Wanderer

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    Default Re: Alcool a bruler

    Yup, we add 10% water to Bioethanol and it does dramatically reduce the sooting.

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    Default Re: Alcool a bruler

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelpie View Post
    I'm sure I've read somewhere that you should add 10% water to your alcohol
    I'd recommend 'just a splash', or 'just one finger' of fresh soft hielan' tap water to your decent single malt, unless it's 'Cask Strength', in which case up to 3 fingers.......

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