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  • tgfoitwoods
    Doing a little bit of guessing at the final volume and amount of sugar in the honey, I m going to say that would be 13 pounds of sugar in 7 gallons of
    Message 1 of 15 , Jan 13, 2013
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      Doing a little bit of guessing at the final volume and amount of sugar in the honey, I'm going to say that would be 13 pounds of sugar in 7 gallons of solution, which should be a specific gravity of about 1.085, pretty close to 1.090.

      You're in the ballpark.

      Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits

      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, dhaynes42@... wrote:
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      > Bob:
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      > what i did was 12 lbs of brown suger and one qt of honey heated approx 6 gal water to 120 deg and mixed in the suger and honey. I let it cool to about 80 deg and took a reading and got 1.60. since I am a novice and the instruction said that it should be 90 but no more than 100 I was unsure how to get to that number. What I did was added more water to the mix and then added turbo yeast. this morning it appears to be doing good with good bubbles coming out of the air lock.
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      > any advice would be welcome.
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      > Don
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      > ----- Original Message -----
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      > From: "tgfoitwoods"
      > To: "new distillers"
      > Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2013 12:36:30 AM
      > Subject: [new_distillers] Re: More silly questions
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      > Don,
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      > If I'm reading this correctly, you read a specific gravity of 1.060 and you want to get a specific gravity of 1.090. You need to add more sugar.
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      > Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits
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      > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, dhaynes42@ wrote:
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      > > Guys:
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      > > I have just finished a mash of black beards rum and I am getting a hydram reading of 60 to get it to 90 do I add water or more brown suger.
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      > > Don//
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