You are mixing volumes and weights and ignoring the simple fact that half of the sugar becomes CO2. A pint of honey weights more than a pint of water. It's about 1.5 pounds. Figure those in and you're around 5-6%.
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"
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