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Old 05-01-2009, 05:14 PM   #1
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does anyone know what the sugar content of honey is? say 1 tbsp of honey = 1 tbsp sugar? also will yeast act the same way towards honey? or would it mess up if I replace all the sugar with honey?

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Old 05-01-2009, 05:26 PM   #2
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palmers book has a great breakdown of different sugars and how they ferment....

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Old 05-01-2009, 05:29 PM   #3
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Wasn't sure if you were referring to fermenting or priming for bottling.
Here's a link for the amounts needed for priming. Miscellaneous Brewing Charts
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Old 05-01-2009, 07:37 PM   #4
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Honey is about 20% water by weight. So 1oz sugar = 1.2oz honey. Ofcouse honey does vary some but unless you get some poor quality watery honey it shouldn't vary by much.


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