Five gallons of water and 40 pounds of sugar will make about 7 and a half gallons of mix for 1 to 1. For the granulated sugar that I use, I have found that I can pour a four or five pound bag of sugar into a gallon glass jar, fill it with warm water, and stir until dissolved. Makes 1 to 1 approximately. Bees build up on it well.so your saying that if i filled a 5 gallon of bucket full of water that i'd need 41.5 lbs of sugar? thats what i'm getting from the last message
HydroxymethylfurfuralLearn something every day...I did not know about not boiling SW. What is the toxin produced? Just curious.
The first one is about MA and sucrose heated to
My receipt for Candy Boards, calls for bringing to 240 degrees, which is boiling.I read an article in BC about HMF and HFCS. They say HMF is produced when fructose degrades in the presence of an acid. Not sure that happens when boiling SW. I could see the carmalizing thing being possible. But isn't bee candy heated past 212? Not looking to split hairs. Just looking to do what's right for my gals. I have brought SW to just a boil thinking that helps sterilize the mix helping it keep longer.