Ok i did my first run of oat whiskey (from the recipe on the site (tried and true) everything went good and i just tested with a proof and tralles hydrometer here are my results, i ended up with 5 of the medium mason jars (maybe a pinte i am not to sure) i threw out the first 500 ml.
Jar #1. 80 PR and 40 TR
Jar #2. 104 PR and 52 TR
Jar #3. 104 PR and 52 TR
Jar #4. 94 PR and 47 TR
Jar #5. 70 PR and 35 TR
all of the above was tested at 60 degrees
now when i started i did not have the tralles hydrometer so i read an artical here in the forum that said if it burns in a spoon then its over 100 proof and if it burns on a plate then it is below 100 but more than 75 if this is correct then something dosent seem right because all of my jars burnt in a spoon i was collecting jar #6 when i got a different feel and smell so i was thinking that tails were starting so i collected another 2 jars as tails and shut it down. the whiskey taste great i am very pleased of the out come just not sure if i am reading everything properly, i am assuming that 80 PR on my hydrometer means 80 proof and the tralles is the amount of alcohol (40%) or is there a calculation that i have to do???