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candle test (GB)

Austrian designation (orally "Kerzerlprobe") for a formerly very often used, but extremely inaccurate and therefore (life) dangerous method, during the fermentation in a cellar by means of a burning candle the content carbon dioxide and thus determine the fermentation status. Already at a concentration of 5 to 7% carbon dioxide content in the air, this is a life-threatening threat to humans due to a first fainting, but the candle does not go out until around 10%. See also below Customs in viticulture,

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