Re: tap water and mixing sugar water. don't work!
If you pour 8 lbs of sugar into a measuring device it will be very close to a gallon in volume - or oz by measuring standards, that is not truely weight (oz), because of the difference between the weight of sugar vs water - whatever it might be. For example, 12 oz of honey weighs 1 lb because of the difference in it's specific gravity and water - which measuring devices are calibrated on - So the methods you are describing are both volumn based since 1 lb of sugar is very close to 8 oz of water. Volume is displacement, not weight - imagine if sugar was as light as packing foam and you could disolve it - it might take 50 gallons volume to equal the the same weight as 1 gallon water.
Originally Posted by Kelbor
I don't use buckets that have graduated measurements to mix my feed. Since I guess that the same volume/weight of water = the same volume/ weight of sugar, I use equal measured amounts.
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