As much water as you can fit in your pot with enough room not to boil over– a bigger pot is best but if you only have a small one, use that.
Stir to dissolve. Use 400g sugar / 5 litres for approx. 5% brew – 600g for approx. 7.5% brew. You can use plain white sugar or mix brown and white for a darker coloured brew with a slightly richer flavour. Or you can use honey or any other fermentable sugar.
Recommended that you sterlise your bucket first with metabisulphite.
Champagne yeast is recommended. Replace bucket lid
you should see bubbles and probably a yeasty fragrance. Stir 2 x daily. Recommended that you sterlise your spoon first with metabisulphite or boiling water.
or it doesn’t taste at all sweet anymore.