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Old 12-17-2008, 03:16 AM   #1
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Default Corn Sugar? 4 cups = 1 lb?

Im going to make some of this famous Apfelwein but I dont have a kitchen scale. anyone know how many cups in a pound?

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Old 12-17-2008, 03:18 AM   #2
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my true brew handbook says 2.4 cups equals a pound but the lady at the LHBS says 4 cups....I think she is on crack

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My instructions called for 1lb or 5 cups which seems right because i used half the pale and it was a 2 lb pale

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Old 12-17-2008, 03:34 AM   #4
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If you are talking table sugar it's 2.25 cups per pound. I'm not sure if dextrose comes out the same because I use a scale but it's probably pretty close. Another example of bad advice from a LHBS.

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I used 2.4 cups like my true book says in the conversion table...Hope it turns out ok

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According to my scale, 1 cup of corn sugar weighs 4.65oz. The scale is pretty accurate too as the pre-measured 5oz. packages are spot on.

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In baking, one pound of sugar is about 2.25 cups. Remember, even though a pound is 16 ounces, that's by weight. If you don't have a scale, you could use 1/2 of a four pound package of sugar if you need 2 pounds.

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So I got curious about corn vs cane weights and pulled out the dextrose and scale.

I measured 2 cups and the total weight of corn sugar came out to be 10.5 ounces. That averages out to 5.25 ounces per cup of corn sugar.

The difference between mine and tom777 is probably how packed it is which just leads to two conclusions:
1. Volume vs weight with corn and cane sugar is not equal
2. GET A SCALE TO WEIGHT INGREDIENTS.

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yep, I think the corn sugar I get from my LHBS is "fluffier" than most. I don't try to pack it at all in the cup when I measure.
I posted a thread asking about this a while back as a lot of priming advice says to use 3/4 cup or 5 oz. But, for me, 1 cup doesn't even weight 5 oz.

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If you have something that weighs exactly 1 pound, a yardstick and a couple pieces of string, you can make a balance...

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