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    Default 5:3 Syrup Recipe???

    I need to know the recipe to mix 25Lbs of sugar to a 5:3 sugar syrup. Cant remember it. Thanks.

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    Default Re: 5:3 Syrup Recipe???

    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.
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    Default Re: 5:3 Syrup Recipe???

    Thanks, I do appreciate the help.

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    Default Re: 5:3 Syrup Recipe???

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    Default Re: 5:3 Syrup Recipe???

    Wow! This conversation started early this year!
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    Default Re: 5:3 Syrup Recipe???

    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.
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