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Old 07-16-2012, 03:25 AM   #1
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When doing a 1 gallon batch in a glass jug do you add the 3lbs honey to exactly 1 gallon of water? that would essentially be more than would fit in the gallon jug correct? Or would I be better off mixing like 3lbs of honey with .75 gallons of water to get the batch right at 1 gallon?

If done the first way would the extra must be saved to use to top off secondary or tertiary(sp)if I decide to add some sort of flavoring when I rack to secondary?

I am thinking of doing 3lbs to 3.5 lbs of honey, water, nutrients, in a one gallon batches and add different flavorings when I rack to secondary.

Thanks for guiding this new bee!

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Old 07-16-2012, 06:58 AM   #2
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Its 1 gallon total volume, so you only need .75 gallons of water
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You're overthinking it. Add honey to primary, add other ingredients, top off with water to desired volume. Shake like the dickens and you're through, without any overage!
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