I need to know the recipe to mix 25Lbs of sugar to a 5:3 sugar syrup. Cant remember it. :scratch:Thanks.
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I need to know the recipe to mix 25Lbs of sugar to a 5:3 sugar syrup. Cant remember it. :scratch:Thanks.
Water is 8 lbs per gallon. So to make 5:3 with 25 lbs of sugar is 15 lbs of water, which is 1 gallon plus 7 pints. But 2 gallons of water is pretty close.
Thanks, I do appreciate the help.
And it doesn't have to be exact. The bees never complain.
Wow! This conversation started early this year!
A pint of water weighs 1 lb. so the easy way to get to 15 lbs of water is to take 2 gallons of water and then remove one pint (2 cups).
Although the mix is not critical. I always run into a volume problem with my feeders if I over do it a smidge here or a tad there. I end up with half a jar of sugar water with no place to put it. I found leaving it on the counter in the kitchen until tomorrow does not go over well with the Mrs.
A gallon of water equals 8.33#. So for 25# of sugar add 1 gallon, 3 quarts, 6.3 ounces of water. Get R Done.
Uhh, you forgot to account for the effect of the ambient temperature on water. :no: Since water volume expands with increasing temperature, you cannot specify the exact weight of water without specifying a temperature. Here's a reference chart:
http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/wa...ies-d_162.html
:ws:
This year we are having our water with a twist :D; a different syrup recipe for every different ambient temperature. :lookout: :lpf:
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Have I mentioned that it doesn't have to be exact??? I think I said that. :)
Re: 5:3 syrup
5/3 = 1.666 or 1.7
3/3 = 1
5:3 = 1.7 : 1
Or, just make a 2:1 syrup
Good luck.
Is it 5:3 for sure
I was @ 4:2. In the spring and 6:6 in the fall
Easily converted toin springQuote:
a little this and little that
FallQuote:
a little this and a bit more of that
25 pounds of sugar to 15 pints of water.
http://www.bushfarms.com/beesfeeding.htm#ratios
Thanks to everyone