Honey for priming - how much
Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:24 PM
Posted 19 May 2017 - 11:34 PM
Posted 20 May 2017 - 08:06 AM
Honey is about 20% water and the solids are about 95% fermentable, so if we compared 1kg of honey to 1kg Sugar (sucrose) that is 100% fermentable.
1000g Honey = 800g solids at 95% fermentable = 760g of fermentables, or 76% fermentable (approximately), call it 75% if you want to make the calculations easier.
To get the same amount of fizz from honey as you get from sugar you need about 25% more than you would for sugar.
Your 8-10g becomes 10-12.5g of honey.
If you work out the density of honey you could use a syringe to get a fairly accurate dose into each bottle, warming the honey up makes it very easy to suck up into the syringe.