#### T_Baggins

##### apple-ganger

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Anyhoo, I did a little research on volumes and weights conversions and basic sugars in honeys and came up with a few facts and figures. Can someone check my math and theory behind this? Most of my fruit wines have based on actual recipes that, for whatever reasons are always modified or not followed to the T. The honey wasn't cheap, got two gallons of it, and I want to make a 5 gallon batch. I'm trying to figure out how much of the honey to use, without all the guesswork and trial&error methods. I'm trying to calculate and use a little science to a predictable(?) end. So this is what I have come up with...

SG 1.16 = 418.08g sugar /liter

sugars/honey= 21g/tbsp

256tbsp/gallon

honey~5,376g sugar /gal

1 gal= 3.78541 liters

1582.6g/1gal must53 = SG1.16

1 gal honey for total 3.4 gal must ~ 1.16 Sg

If there is approx 21 grams of sugar per tbsp of honey, and there are 256 tbsp per gallon then there are 5,376g of sugar in 1 gallon of honey. Now an SG of 1.16 requires 418.08 grams of sugar per liter of must, and there are 3.78541 liters per gallon, then 1 galln requires 1582.6 grams of honey.

So again, if 1 gal honey= 5376g ..... 5376/1582.6~3.39. So 1 gallon of honey plus water to equal 3.4 gallons should result in an approx SG of 1.16. So for a 5 gal batch... 5/3.4~1.47. So approximately 1.5 gallons of honey in a total must volume of 5 gallons should be around SG1.16, maybe a bit higher from rounding off some of the numbers here.