Been researching to build a tradtitional recipe last few days. Clinton, i've seen 1.5lb/gallon, and not from a rocket fuel fan. Per a professor at Cornell.edu, "3. To the cider add 1lb. of sugar per gallon for a dry hard cider (not sweet) or 1 1/2 lbs. for a sweet drink. Honey can be substituted for sugar on a pound per pound basis. "