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Old 06-25-2006, 07:08 PM   #1
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Anybody know how many cups 7 oz of priming sugar is?
I am bottling my vanilla weizen today and was reading up that wheat beers usually have more fizz and to use more sugar. The recipator said 8+oz of sugar will give me a carb level of about 4. I figured I would go for 7 or so ounces since 8 seemed really high, but I only have cups to measure with.

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Here's a handy link:

Recipezaar


But to answer your question, there are 8 oz to a cup, so you are looking for 7/8 of a cup, or a little less than a cup for your 7 oz..



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When you're talking about ounces in the context of sugar (or any dry ingredient), you're talking about a weight measurement. Ounces related to cups is a volume measurement. Not going to be directly comparable, different "ounces".

Unless I'm a dumbass.
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I thought they were different units too. 1 cup = 8 fluid ounces. Is that what they are talking about when recipator says 7 ozs?

Im confused.. its been a looooong weekend and my brain is off.
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The rule of thumb is 3/4 cup of corn sugar to prime a 5 gallon batch.

Unfortunately, converting ounces (weight) to cups (volume) is not straight-forward. It depends on the density (how tightly you packed the measuring cup) as much as it depends on the dry substance itself.
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Crystalized sugars don't pack much. 2 oz. by volume is 1.5 oz. by weight, so a cup is 6 oz. However, when recipes talk about priming sugar, they are almost always talking volume. That's why they say 1/2 cup not 4 oz.

& now I have hops in my sugar bowl.
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