View Full Version : sugar to honey conversion ratio

11-13-2011, 03:11 PM
Does anyone know the gravity for 7 pounds of sugar? i'm trying to mod a recipe found else where and want to substitute honey for the sugar that the original recipe calls for. gotta figure out how much honey to use.

Chevette Girl
11-13-2011, 03:18 PM
2 lb sugar in a US gallon of water gives a SG of 1.090 (sorry, no source, I found that on the 'net and wrote it down years ago) and I find a kilogram (2.2 lb?) of honey gives me about the same, maybe a little less.

The reference book I use (Terry Garey's Joy of Home Winemaking, lots of fun but not terribly scientific) adds 1/4 lb to convert 2 lb sugar to honey and it adds half a pound to convert 3 lbs sugar to honey. Hope that helps a bit.

11-13-2011, 03:20 PM
Take a look at the mead calculator by the link to the left here, just select sugar from the drop down, plug in 7 lbs (check the box) and plug in your target volume (check the box for volume) and hit calculate.


11-13-2011, 03:39 PM
edit: nm i'm an idiot. I got it. according to the calculator it shows 1.064.

that means the other ingredients bring it up to 1.10

the honey volume should be 8.7lbs according to the calculator. I'll probably just round up to 9-10...