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Water weighs 8.34 lbs/gal. So if you want to make up 1:1 by weight, you want to know how many gallons of water equals 25 lbs.

Figuring roughly, 8.34 lbs x 3 gal = about 25 lbs

More precisely:

25/8.34 = 2.9976

So you'd want to use 3 gallons of water


Hope that helped!

-Pete
 

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"how many cups of sugar are there in 25 lbs.?"

Approximately 2 cups/lb. For 25lbs....about 50.
 

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Chef Isaac . . .
>25 pound bag of sugar to how much water to make 1:1?

10.167 quarts or 2.5417 gallons water. Makes 16.452 qts of syrup.


Dick Allen . . .
>how many cups of sugar are there in 25 lbs.?

10 lbs = Approx 23 cups (Domino Sugar) Per label 10/03,
so 50 lbs = approx 57.5 cups.

Everyone needs to remember the point make by MrBEE:
"It doesn't matter. It just doesn't matter."
"It doesn't matter. It just doesn't matter."
"It doesn't matter. It just doesn't matter."
"It doesn't matter. It just doesn't matter."

Mix syrup by weight OR by volume, "It doesn't matter".
 

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So there are 28.75 pints of sugar in 25 lbs of sugar. And mixing 25 pints of water with 28.75 pints of sugar will be how much? My math (which Dave W might recall was flawed in a recent post about the weight/volume of beeswax) gives 1.15:1

Personally, I subscribe to the "It doesn't matter" school of thinking. My sugar syrup is mixed with hot tap water in the "good enuf" tradition. None of my bees have keeled over and died as a result of my less than precise mixture.

Note: My quotation marks are not intended to be 'distanful'
 

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>That was fun. Lets do it in metric now.

OK. You take a litre of sugar and litre of water. Or a kg of sugar and kg of water. Or a kg of sugar and a litre of water. Anyway you cut it it's still 1:1 syrup.


Better?

BTW that works because a litre of water weighs a kg and a litre of sugar weighs about a kg.
 

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Now for the toughie, Which weighs more a pound of sugar, or a pound of water?? :D
 

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<<BTW that works because a litre of water weighs a kg and a litre of sugar weighs about a kg.>>

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With gold going for around $585/oz., I think the number of dollar bills paid for a pound of gold would weigh more than the number of dollar bills paid for a pound of feathers.
 
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