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GhettoDickens 08-29-2012 09:26 PM

Water and honey proportions
 
Hey everyone,

I use the GotMead calculator and after making my first batch, I have a question. I feel like it is a really stupid question, but for some reason I can't work this on out on my own:

When it asks for volume, that is the total volume including honey right? So if I put in 1 gal as the volume (because I have a 1 gal jug) that will include the 2.5 lbs of honey I locked in, and thus I will use less than 1 gallon of water. Right?

OR

Is the volume just the water volume, and than you have to take into consideration how much volume the honey takes up?

Sorry if this is stupidly stupid :drunk:

Cheers!

roadymi 08-29-2012 10:54 PM

When I use the calc I consider the volume to be the final volume after all additions. Sooooooooo...........for a gallon batch approximately 3 lbs honey and 3 qts water should make a gallon.......of course this leaves you with 0 headspace.

By-Tor 01-24-2014 03:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by roadymi (Post 4372111)
When I use the calc I consider the volume to be the final volume after all additions. Sooooooooo...........for a gallon batch approximately 3 lbs honey and 3 qts water should make a gallon.......of course this leaves you with 0 headspace.

So this ratio is 1lb honey to 1qt water, what would the ABV be on this?

fatbloke 01-24-2014 05:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by By-Tor (Post 5850143)
So this ratio is 1lb honey to 1qt water, what would the ABV be on this?

It varies depending on the % sugars in the honey.

3 lbhoney Iin the gallon will normally be something like 1.100 to 1.110 sort of area......


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