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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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    And it doesn't have to be exact. The bees never complain.
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    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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    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.
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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.
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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.
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    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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