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« on: March 25, 2005, 08:00:43 PM »

When one wants a sugar/water ratio of 1:1, does that mean one pound of sugar for each pound of water?  Or is it by volume as in one quart of water for each quart of sugar?

Since a gallon of water wieghs 8.3lbs per gallon, the first way would be 8.3lbs sugar per gallon of water.

While searching the internet for suggested sugar water mixtures, I find a lot of people mix up weights and volumes when discussing these ratios to the point of some confussion.

Someone straighten me out.......

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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2005, 08:10:38 PM »

It is by weight, but any easy way to do it is pounds of sugar to pints of water.

Here is how I do it -> http://robo.hydroville.com/html/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=5
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2005, 01:34:02 PM »

I believe its like 2:1 for sugar to water.
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2005, 02:40:57 PM »

Boy has THIS topic came up often - Here is my own EASY TO REMEMBER INSTRUCTIONS (how you vary it is up to you)

I take 1 gallon of water in a large pot and bring it to a boil - pour in a 5 pound bag of sugar and ruduce to a light simmer for 5 minutes - stirring until all the sugar is melted and then I let it cool down naturally (in warm weather) until room temperature and then refridgerate.

If it is cold outside, I will put the hot pot on the porch and let it chill quicker.

Some people will say this is too thin, others too thick. It works for me.
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