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    Specific heat capacity of Wine



    Hi All,
    I would like to get the specific heat capacity of Wine (red and white, if there is considerable diffrenece) to design a wine cooler. Thanks in advance
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    Re: Specific heat capacity of Wine

    Depending on the type of alcohol (Ethanol) in the wine the Spacific Heat will be between 2.3kj/kg/K and 2.73kj/kg/K.

    With the alcoholic content of most wines around the 12-13% mark and the rest made up of water, (4.19kj/kg/K), sugar and additives, you need to calculate the total volume of water and the total volume of alcohol to be cooled, then apply the specific heats for each.
    Sugars and additives may vary between 0.25% (Dry White) to 1.1% (Sweet White) by volume so you need to allow for this.

    Without knowing the exact make up of each wine though, we are guessing to some extent.

    Better just to drink and enjoy
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    Re: Specific heat capacity of Wine

    Thank you Frank

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    Re: Specific heat capacity of Wine

    Subject close to your heart there Frank is it ?
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    Re: Specific heat capacity of Wine

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian_UK View Post
    Subject close to your heart there Frank is it ?
    You've got me all wrong....honest Guv'nr
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