View Full Version : Cane Sugar

07-24-2012, 09:36 AM
So I now have 3 5 gallon batches of mead going and I think I have a pretty good grasp on how all this works. (LIE) What I would like to know is if the honey/water ratio is the same for cane sugar/water. I've read that it is'nt but wanted to confirm here.

Anyways does anyone know the correct ratio for sugar/water/yeast for a 5 gallon batch?

Chevette Girl
07-24-2012, 09:49 AM
Because of its water content, honey and sugar don't weigh out quite the same, you need a little less sugar... I used to know what SG you'd get from 2 lb sugar in 1 gal water but I've packed my log book already, might be on Jack Keller's site? Something like 1.090.

07-24-2012, 12:44 PM
Dunno about the pound thing, as its sold in 1kg bags here.

But 6kg of sugar, and 21 litres of water gives 25 litres with a 1.080 gravity.....

07-24-2012, 07:28 PM
Honey is typically around 80% sugar by weight. So you need about 80% of the weight if you use pure sugar. Roughly...