I’ve been experimenting with homemade drink mix for rides and have run into the following conundrum: I can’t get all the sugar to dissolve in the water.
For reference, I’m adding 80-120g table sugar to ~750mL water and will frequently have sugar not in solution unless I heat the water up. I’m confused as to why this is happening because from the solubility tables I’ve found, table sugar has a solubility of 200g/ 100mL at 25c. There’s an obvious discrepancy here, probably in my working definition of “dissolved” vs the scientific one, but I’d love tips if you’ve got them!
I just used hot water like you found works. Fill bottle about halfway with hot water, it should dissolve fine. If it is for the next morning just put in the fridge as is fill with ice or cold water before riding. If it is for a ride right then, just fill the rest of the way with ice by the time I need some its cooled off enough.
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