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#### Chef Isaac

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25 pound bag of sugar to how much water to make 1:1?

When I did it last year, It seems it was like 4 gallons of water measuring by volume.

#### PA Pete

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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

#### Michael Bush

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That's one way to figure it. Another is that a pint of water weighs one pound so you need 25 pints, which is 3 gallons and one pint. Either is close enough for government (or bee) work.

#### PA Pete

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Good shortcut - Thanks MB

#### Tom Chaudoir

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Hey wait! Is it by weight? I thought 1:1 syrup was one cup of each. Please advise before I do something stupid.

#### BULLSEYE BILL

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Not to worry Tom, it works both ways.

#### Dick Allen

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

#### beemandan

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

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

#### Michael Bush

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>Hey wait! Is it by weight?

Repeat after me: "It doesn't matter. I just doesn't matter."

A pint of sugar weighs about a pound. A pint of water weighs about a pound. "A pints a pound the world around."

#### Dave W

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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".

#### Dick Allen

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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'

#### Aspera

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That was fun. Lets do it in metric now.

#### Michael Bush

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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.

#### drobbins

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>so 50 lbs = approx 57.5 cups.

come on Dave, one decimal?
I know you can do better

Dave

[ April 04, 2006, 01:16 PM: Message edited by: drobbins ]

#### SilverFox

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

#### Aspera

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

"My car gets 50 rods to the hogshead and that's the way I like it"--Grampa Simpson

#### dickm

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Which weighs more a pound of feathers or a pound of Gold?

Dickm

#### Dick Allen

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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.

#### newbee 101

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A pound of feathers.

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