Is there a way for me to find the % alcohol in my Beer/Wine? It's homemade, that's why I don't already know.!

Question: Is there a way for me to find the % alcohol in my Beer/Wine!? It's homemade, that's why I don't already know!.!?
My honey beer/wine is taking the longest of the 3 things I've made to stop fermenting!. I have been judging when the fermentation is done by when the yeast settles at the bottom of container and when the gas stops reproducing so fast!. Is that a good way to judge when fermentation is over!?Www@FoodAQ@Com

It won't help with your current batch but get a hydrometer and measure the specific gravity of your wort before you start it fermenting!. When you think fermentation has stopped, measure it again!. After a day or so, measure again!. If the specific gravity does not change over three readings, fermentation is finished!. Now, subtract the final gravity from the starting gravity and multiply by 105!. That will give you the alcohol by weight!. If you want alcohol by volume, multiply ABW by 1!.25!.

With luck, you can get away with your setup!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

You need a hydrometer!. Remember to take the temperature and use the tables that come with the hydrometer!. Its about $12 at your local brew store!. Its not exact and works best if you measure before and after your fermentation so you can take the difference!. It measures the liquids specific gravity, which is lowered by the amount of alcohol dissolved!. Since your SG may be different depending on the density of your brew, you can take a reading, add a known quantity of alcohol, take another reading, then do some math to figure out what your alcohol content is!. Sorry, I am an engineer!. Math is always the answer for us!. Www@FoodAQ@Com

You need to buy a hydrometer to test the alcohol content in your brew!. You could probably get one where you bought your brew kit!. Mine came with instructions about the measurements, so good luck!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

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