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Re: 8 kg of sugar in 25L only shows 9.5% potential on hydrometer?

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  • waljaco
    8kg of sugar displaces 5 litres of water (8/1.587) SG of sugar=1.587 wal - In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, CornFed (Randy) ... 8
    Message 1 of 10 , Apr 18, 2004
      8kg of sugar displaces 5 litres of water (8/1.587)
      SG of sugar=1.587
      wal
      - In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "CornFed (Randy)"
      <cornfed15@h...> wrote:
      > did you take 25 liters of water and add 8 Kg sugar, or did you take
      8
      > Kg of sugar and add water until 25 liters of volume was reached?
      > The difference in volume could be the reason behind the light SG
      > reading.
      >
      >
      > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Daniel" <cptgarang@y...>
      > wrote:
      > > Hiya,
      > >
      > > I thought the above mixture would yield 18.6 % ABV but my
      > hydrometer
      > > is only showing me 9.5% potential. Did I do something wrong?
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