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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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    Thanks, I do appreciate the help.

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    Default Re: 5:3 Syrup Recipe???

    And it doesn't have to be exact. The bees never complain.
    "My wife always wanted girls. Just not thousands and thousands of them......"

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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.
    Everything gets darker, as it goes to where there is less light. Darrel Tank (5PM drawing instructor)

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    Default Re: 5:3 Syrup Recipe???

    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.
    Gary

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    Default Re: 5:3 Syrup Recipe???

    Quote Originally Posted by BeeTax View Post
    A gallon of water equals 8.33#.
    Uhh, you forgot to account for the effect of the ambient temperature on water. 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



    Quote Originally Posted by ralittlefield View Post
    Wow! This conversation started early this year!
    This year we are having our water with a twist ; a different syrup recipe for every different ambient temperature.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rader Sidetrack View Post


    This year we are having our water with a twist ; a different syrup recipe for every different ambient temperature.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth doing right!

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    Default Re: 5:3 Syrup Recipe???

    Have I mentioned that it doesn't have to be exact??? I think I said that.
    "My wife always wanted girls. Just not thousands and thousands of them......"

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    Default Re: 5:3 Syrup Recipe???

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

    Is it 5:3 for sure
    I was @ 4:2. In the spring and 6:6 in the fall
    Easily converted to
    a little this and little that
    in spring
    Fall
    a little this and a bit more of that

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    Default Re: 5:3 Syrup Recipe???

    25 pounds of sugar to 15 pints of water.

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    Default Re: 5:3 Syrup Recipe???

    Thanks to everyone

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