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Old 02-26-2007, 10:34 PM   #1
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I have a buddy I'm trying to help with his first batch. unfortunately I dont have a scale. he needs 2.2 lbs of sugar is there any conversion for wieght to volume? lbs to cups? thanks

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Old 02-26-2007, 11:16 PM   #2
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you should be able to put it into google and get what you want

IE

3 gallons to liters

something like that


what does he need 2.2 lb of sugar for?

is it from a kit bc it's probubly best NOT to add the sugar...

you should either add more malt or do it with out the sugar

BUT someone else probubly has better advice than I do

All I know is adding sugar into a wort is sort of a bad idea

take it easy and good luck

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Old 02-26-2007, 11:17 PM   #3
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2.25 cups of sugar is approximately 1 lb (for granulated). Great site here

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Old 02-27-2007, 05:44 AM   #4
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2.2lbs of sugar is a full 1kg bag.

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Old 02-27-2007, 02:27 PM   #5
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2.2lbs of sugar is a full 1kg bag.
I know you mean well, but as he's talking cups & pounds, I have to assume he's here with us backward colonials.

Once we get the metric system, we'll be able to buy a 1Kg bag of anything... but right now, for sugar you get either 1 lb, 2lb, or 5lb. Most commonly 5lb from the supermarket for regular cane sugar.


I'd second the recommendation of using more malt rather than the sugar, if from a lower-end kit. Sugar will work, but malt will give a better beer.
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Old 02-27-2007, 02:31 PM   #6
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Sugar is made and sold the world round in 1kg bags.
I presume the original recipe would of been done with the 1kg bag of sugar hence the total of 2.2lb being quoted. Just trying to show it should be one bag full.

I haven't a clue when it comes to cups. but I'm sure a two pound bag plus a rough guess at a tenth extra would do.

As said there's no way I'd use a kilo of sugar in a brew.

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Old 02-27-2007, 02:32 PM   #7
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1 kilo of sugar sounds a lot for any beer... no?

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Old 02-28-2007, 09:51 AM   #8
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how is 1kg to much ?

thats how much i use when making from kits for fermentation, then some more for carbing

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Because sugar is not malt. Beer is made from predominantly malt.
It's a cheap bulking agent for low quality kits.

Some styles of beer are right for the addition of small quantities of sugar but any large amounts will make a cheap low quality beer.

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ah.. that would be the reason i have low quality beer

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