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    Default Re: 5:3 fall sugar water mix

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier View Post
    I give up. Even with 5:3 ratio mine is still crystallizing in my top feeder. I'm going with a 1:1 ratio, 4# sugar to 2 quarts (or more) of water, hoping to melt all the sugar crystals in the feeder. I used my hive tool to break up the crystals into small pieces hoping the warm, thin sugar water would/will melt the crystals.
    why not just ad a little more water ? instead of going back to 1-1
    thats the way i roll.

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    Default Re: 5:3 fall sugar water mix

    Ok you math guys, I have about 7 gallons of 1:1 left over from the dearth we had mid-summer. How much sugar needed to make it 5:3. About 1/2 pound of sugar gallon of 1:1 close enough? I'm remembering that 1 gallon of water plus 8 pounds of surgar makes 1-1/2 gallon of syrup. Also, I added Honey B Healthy when I made the 1:1, do you all think it will harm the syrup to heat it just a touch to dissolve the extra sugar?

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    Default Re: 5:3 fall sugar water mix

    Quote Originally Posted by curios1 View Post
    why not just ad a little more water ? instead of going back to 1-1
    That's what I did when I changed to 1:1. 4# sugar to 2 quarts of water (not 1 1/4 quarts as for 5:3) when they needed to be fed again.

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    Default Re: 5:3 fall sugar water mix

    Quote Originally Posted by bwdenen View Post
    Ok you math guys, I have about 7 gallons of 1:1 left over from the dearth we had mid-summer. How much sugar needed to make it 5:3. About 1/2 pound of sugar gallon of 1:1 close enough? I'm remembering that 1 gallon of water plus 8 pounds of surgar makes 1-1/2 gallon of syrup. Also, I added Honey B Healthy when I made the 1:1, do you all think it will harm the syrup to heat it just a touch to dissolve the extra sugar?
    This'd better not give me a headache! 8# sugar to 4 quarts of water is 1:1 so: You have 7 gallon made from a 1:1 mix (8# sugar to 4 quarts of water that you claim produces 1 1/2 gallons of syrup. Therefore, 7 divided by 1 1/2 gives what you began with 7/1 X 2/3 = 14/3 = almost 5 groups of 8# of sugar = 40 # sugar and 20 quarts of water originally.
    40# of sugar for a 5:3 ratio would require 12 quarts of water, not 20; however, you want to know how much more sugar than the 40 pounds would be needed to match the 20 quarts of water; you've already used 40#. You would be exact by adding another 30# of sugar making 70# of sugar to 21 quarts of water or very, very close with a total of 69 pounds (another 29#) of sugar for the 20 gallons of water. So add 29-30 pounds of sugar, and you'll have your 5:3 ratio. You owe me a bottle of good gin.

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    Default Re: 5:3 fall sugar water mix

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier View Post
    This'd better not give me a headache! 8# sugar to 4 quarts of water is 1:1 so: You have 7 gallon made from a 1:1 mix (8# sugar to 4 quarts of water that you claim produces 1 1/2 gallons of syrup. Therefore, 7 divided by 1 1/2 gives what you began with 7/1 X 2/3 = 14/3 = almost 5 groups of 8# of sugar = 40 # sugar and 20 quarts of water originally.
    40# of sugar for a 5:3 ratio would require 12 quarts of water, not 20; however, you want to know how much more sugar than the 40 pounds would be needed to match the 20 quarts of water; you've already used 40#. You would be exact by adding another 30# of sugar making 70# of sugar to 21 quarts of water or very, very close with a total of 69 pounds (another 29#) of sugar for the 20 gallons of water. So add 29-30 pounds of sugar, and you'll have your 5:3 ratio. You owe me a bottle of good gin.
    WOW Is this a riddle contest?????

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    Default Re: 5:3 fall sugar water mix

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Franklin View Post
    WOW Is this a riddle contest?????
    No, but it might prove to be a good source of free drinks.

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    Default Re: 5:3 fall sugar water mix

    Took me a while to get my head around your forumula,. At first it didn't sound right but you nailed it.
    About that Gin...not one imbibe, maybe we can work something out.

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    Default Re: 5:3 fall sugar water mix

    Quote Originally Posted by bwdenen View Post
    took me a while to get my head around your forumula,. At first it didn't sound right but you nailed it.
    About that gin...not one imbibe, maybe we can work something out.
    sighhhhhhhhhhhhh!

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