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Does anyone know how to convert a recipe that uses HFCS 55 to use refined white cane sugar instead?

For instance if I need a gallon of HFCS for a recipe, what mass of white sugar would I need to get the same level of sweetness?

As far as I can tell about 15 pounds of sugar would be needed to have the same sweetness as 1 gallon of HFCS, but does anyone know for sure?

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The International Starch Institute web page gives the HFCS 55 sweetness as 99 relative to 100 for sucrose. So weight for weight HFCS should be directly replaceable with dry granular sucrose. A gallon of HFCS 55 weighs 11.55 lbs so a good starting point would be to replace each gallon of HFCS with 11.55 lbs of dry sugar. However, it would probably be a good idea to make up a few samples, each of about a bottle quantity, with the equivalent of say 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 lbs per gallon equivalent for taste testing.

Apart from the taste aspect, substituting HFCS with granular sugar will also affect the ABV of the product.

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