DO NOT add sugar to boiling water while on the stove! Bring water to almost a boil, then pour over sugar in another bucket/bowl, etc. This will bring the temp down of the water enough till it doesn't crystalize. If you boil sugar syrup it will always crystalize... Mix it pound per pound or 16 oz to 16 oz for 1:1 and 32 oz to 16 oz for 2:1 Sugar is first part, water is second part in both examples. A pound is a pound the world around. Remember that phrase when it comes to the syrup formulas..Looking ro increase winter-over brood by feeding 2:1 syrup. I added 4# sugar to 2 cups (#) of water, while stirring brought to a boil and removed from stove to cool. It crystalized. Too high a temp? Too much stirring?
I've heard it as "a pint's a pound the world around."A pound is a pound the world around. Remember that phrase when it comes to the syrup formulas..
Actually that old saying is " a pint is a pound, the world around"A pound is a pound the world around.
Interesting.. Going to have to give that trick a whirl next time around.. Which won't be long.. lolWell, there's a simpler way.
Make a mark in that 5 gallon bucket, a few inches from the top. Fill to the line with granulated sugar. Fill to the line with hot water and stir with your paint stirrer. When sugar is dissolved, add water to bring level back to the line and stir one more time.
Makes 65% syrup with no weighing or measuring. The line can be anywhere in the bucket...or any other container.