Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Wine Making Forum > How much sugar for 18%ABV?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-12-2013, 04:09 AM   #1
T_Baggins
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
T_Baggins's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 760
Liked 78 Times on 62 Posts
Likes Given: 313

Default How much sugar for 18%ABV?

Let's say we have sugar and plain water to equal 1 gallon, how much sugar would it take to get 18%ABV?


T_Baggins is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 04:15 AM   #2
lumpher
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: texas
Posts: 4,536
Liked 126 Times on 114 Posts
Likes Given: 17

Default

if you can find the yeast to do it, a 5 lb bag would do it


__________________
Taps:
1: APA 2: Notso Mild 3: Hefe 4: Belgian Dark Strong
5: Barkshack Mead 6: Cabernet Wine
Fermenting: APA
lumpher is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 04:32 AM   #3
T_Baggins
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
T_Baggins's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 760
Liked 78 Times on 62 Posts
Likes Given: 313

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lumpher View Post
if you can find the yeast to do it, a 5 lb bag would do it
I have the yeast, I have added 2lbs to 1 gallon and my hydrometer inicates 15 or so on the potential alcohol... yeah, 5 would do it, but would it OVER do it?
T_Baggins is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 04:39 AM   #4
lumpher
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: texas
Posts: 4,536
Liked 126 Times on 114 Posts
Likes Given: 17

Default

2 lbs in 1 gallon would only hit 6.7% or so. it's more fermentable than grain, but not incredibly so. if you have some sugar that can get 15% abv at 2 lbs for 1g water, you need to share it with the world. you'll get rich.
__________________
Taps:
1: APA 2: Notso Mild 3: Hefe 4: Belgian Dark Strong
5: Barkshack Mead 6: Cabernet Wine
Fermenting: APA
lumpher is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 05:37 AM   #5
deuce40
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Orlando, Florida
Posts: 200
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Don't want to be a negative Nancy but why would you want to have 18% alcohol water. Doesn't sound tasty at all, but try it all report back if it taste ok ill try it out.
deuce40 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 06:17 AM   #6
JuanMoore
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JuanMoore's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: The Old Pueblo
Posts: 18,494
Liked 3372 Times on 3254 Posts
Likes Given: 20

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by deuce40 View Post
Don't want to be a negative Nancy but why would you want to have 18% alcohol water. Doesn't sound tasty at all, but try it all report back if it taste ok ill try it out.
For doing things that discussion of here is forbidden.
__________________
Keezer Soze

Yuri rubs it out with 60 grit... wouldn't even feel a tenga egg. -Randar

, place entry ox dixla to suck. Fcxk fwnpoo and passed. Hel an my spupid ass. OK. - TXCrash
JuanMoore is online now
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 07:32 AM   #7
bigbeergeek
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Visalia, CA
Posts: 4,080
Liked 118 Times on 97 Posts
Likes Given: 79

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JuanMoore View Post
For doing things that discussion of here is forbidden.
Ugly sentence you have there, Juan.
__________________
"Good people drink good beer." -HST
bigbeergeek is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 07:40 AM   #8
JuanMoore
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JuanMoore's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: The Old Pueblo
Posts: 18,494
Liked 3372 Times on 3254 Posts
Likes Given: 20

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigbeergeek View Post
Ugly sentence you have there, Juan.
That it most certainly is. Grammatically correct, but rolls off the tongue like broken glass and cheap vodka. I blame the 3 IPA's and the scotch.
__________________
Keezer Soze

Yuri rubs it out with 60 grit... wouldn't even feel a tenga egg. -Randar

, place entry ox dixla to suck. Fcxk fwnpoo and passed. Hel an my spupid ass. OK. - TXCrash
JuanMoore is online now
bigbeergeek Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 11:28 AM   #9
Inner10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 512
Liked 44 Times on 37 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by T_Baggins View Post

I have the yeast, I have added 2lbs to 1 gallon and my hydrometer inicates 15 or so on the potential alcohol... yeah, 5 would do it, but would it OVER do it?
There is a bit difference here....sugar takes up space, are we talking sugar in one gallon or sugar to one gallon? 3 pounds 11oz added to the gallon should yeild 18.
__________________
Drank too much?...Is that a thing?
Inner10 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 11:32 PM   #10
SpentGrains
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Livermore, CA
Posts: 249
Liked 40 Times on 34 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

nm.........


SpentGrains is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
confectioner's sugar (a.k.a. powder sugar) = corn sugar? MontyKi Cider Forum 2 01-04-2012 09:44 AM
pumpkin ale: Sorghum syrup, amber candi sugar or brown sugar Bishop916 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 0 07-26-2011 04:09 PM
Sugar eating pattern of yeast (redisual VS dextrose or cane sugar) naeco Cider Forum 5 03-31-2011 05:13 PM
Sugar: organic, regular table sugar and sugar in the raw hiphops Recipes/Ingredients 1 02-12-2011 01:53 AM
Demerara sugar vs. Barbados Sugar vs. Turbinado sugar Bradinator Recipes/Ingredients 6 05-28-2010 11:44 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS