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12-27-2008, 03:01 PM   #1
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I'm getting ready to make up a batch of EdWorts Apfelwein, but I have one quick question before I get started. The recipe says to use 5 gallons of apple juice and 2 lbs of sugar. I however, have no way to measure by weight. Roughly how many cups of corn sugar equal 2 lbs?

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12-27-2008, 05:24 PM   #2
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I am Making a batch today as well and had the same question. For priming isn't it 5 oz or 3/4 cup....so 2 lb is 32 oz... that would make it 4.8 cups. Does that sound right?

12-27-2008, 05:26 PM   #3
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Google says 1 lb = ~3cups.

12-27-2008, 05:30 PM   #4
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I just found that it is 4 oz = 3/4 cup. so that makes 2 lbs 6 cups......google is always right....;-)

12-27-2008, 06:18 PM   #5
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I'll just add 10 cups and make hooch... (Just Kidding)

Thanks for the help, and here's to having something besides air in my carboy
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12-27-2008, 07:04 PM   #6
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IIRC 8oz (1/2 lb) in 1 cup. So..

1 lb = 2 cups

2 lbs = 4 cups

At least, those are the numbers I use in regular daily kitchen conversions.

Cheers,

Tyson

12-27-2008, 07:19 PM   #7
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by TysonWD IIRC 8oz (1/2 lb) in 1 cup. So.. 1 lb = 2 cups 2 lbs = 4 cups At least, those are the numbers I use in regular daily kitchen conversions. Cheers, Tyson
I believe that is for cane sugar, not corn sugar (dextrose).

12-27-2008, 07:21 PM   #8
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2 3/4 cups should equal 1lbs. Unless of course my scale is wrong. (which is possible)

12-27-2008, 07:56 PM   #9
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Well, I put it all together, and I added 6 cups sugar to 4.5 gallons of apple juice. I got an OG of 1.054.
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