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Dmichels
01-03-2009, 08:20 PM
Ok this may be a stupid question. If i mix 1 gallon of honey with 1 gallon of water do I get 2 gallons?
thanks Dave

sandman
01-03-2009, 08:34 PM
Seriously? ???

Yes, it equals 2 gallons (which makes a polish "dwojniak" style mead if you ferment it using step feeding methods)

Water = 8.25 lbs per gallon
Honey = 12 lbs per gallon

Same volume, different density.

akueck
01-03-2009, 08:46 PM
Ok this may be a stupid question. If i mix 1 gallon of honey with 1 gallon of water do I get 2 gallons?
thanks Dave

More or less. You might have some amount of loss/gain (I'd guess loss) but I doubt it will be much--maybe a couple of percent.

wayneb
01-04-2009, 10:44 PM
There is some loss of net volume from the honey sugars going into solution with the water, but since most of the sugars in the honey are in solution already, the difference once you mix with water is only a couple of percent. Not enough to be concerned about -- in this case 1 + 1 does = 2. ;)

Dmichels
01-04-2009, 11:34 PM
Thats what I thought
I mixed 1 gal honey with 5 gal cider and I came up short
Thanks now I can sleep