Originally Posted by fatbloke
You don't note a location so equally US or Imperial gallons ?
Imp are about 20% larger and I routinely use 3 to 3.5 lb made up to a gallon.....
Originally Posted by vetusstimulus
5 litres volume....
>smack< Since I've been around the US v Imperial discussion before and possible with Fatbloke even, it would make sense to discuss this all in L, not Gallons. Anyhow. 5L should be 1 Gall Imp. I know a US gallon is about 3.7L.
Anyhow my comment about 2-3 lb honey applies to US gallons. It might be better to discuss starting gravities.
Typically 2lb honey in 1 US gall would have an SG around 1.070 and 3lb around 1.105 So that is the gravity you'd want to start with.
I'd again say you need to double your volume, but since your start volume was larger (5L, not 3.7L) your gravity isn't quite as bad, still I have a estimated calculated OG of 1.155 (6lb at 35 points in 5L of must). I think you want to get that down. To have a sweet mead, add more water to get to about 50% more of what you have, or double your liquid for a dry mead.