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Old 07-25-2008, 07:06 PM   #1
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Default 4 cups = 3 pounds?

Is that even close?

I plan to pick up honey this weekend and start a mead (first one) to have ready in 7 months when my newest is born.

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Old 07-25-2008, 07:12 PM   #2
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YUP!

1 gallon of Honey = 12#
1/2 gallon is 6#
1/4 gallon is 3#

16 cups to a gallon.

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Old 07-25-2008, 07:14 PM   #3
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Honey - cup - 12 oz; 340 g; tbs - .75 oz; 21 g
source:http://www.sweetnapa.com/volume-to-w...ent-conversion

what you could also do is take an old 1lb honey jar and see how many cups of water go into it.

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Honey's specific gravity is around 1.450

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Honey Is Made By Bees!

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Old 07-25-2008, 10:28 PM   #6
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I believe honey is 1.035 SG

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I believe honey is 1.035 SG
UM....Check your math dude. It's 1.100 ish when you mix 3 pounds of it with a gallon of water....1.035...NOT possible.
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I believe honey is 1.035 SG
Almost.

Adding one pound of honey to one gallon of water will yield an SG of approximately 1.035. The SG of pure honey is far higher.
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Hmmm, well I feel kinda dumb. So since Im new to using beersmith, has everyone left the SG of honey thats in there alone. I only ask because with the trappist braggot im planning Im not sure how to take an original gravity or adjusted readings since im doing two honey additions at different times.

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I don't use beersmith.

you could use beertools.com free version online though.

or just do the math. 1 lb of honey should be 1.035 per gallon of water. 1lb in 5 gallons should be 1.007 increase in gravity.

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