I’ve been waiting a while for my subscription to get started, so in my haste I started ordering Soylent from resellers on eBay and from people on the forums.
Since resellers don’t sell pitchers, I went and bought a 2 gallon plastic pitcher from Costco. I had been using it for some DIY I was getting from @axcho but with the official I had no idea how much water to use. I seem to remember the Takeya pitcher being 2 quarts so I started there.
Somewhere along the line I somehow started adding more and more water. I think I had like a 1 quart in there and wanted to mix more for the next day, so added on top for 3 quarts total.
Anyway, I ended up with my current recipe of 1 bag of Soylent 1.0 added to nearly 3 liters of water (pitcher has marking for both imperial/metric). No idea how I got there. But then I found it too thin (go figure!) and was adding Xanthum gum to re-thicken it up. Ended up perfectly fine. But then while reading a forum the other day I noticed several people would complain about feeling thirsty after drinking Soylent. Here I am, having to pee every 30 minutes, wondering what in the world they’re talking about.
Last night I received a re-sale of v1.1 that included a pitcher. Mixed it up according to directions, even adding my Xanthum gum. Took a swig. Holy crap did I need a drink of water! It was so… thick! And scratchy. For work I usually fill up two Blender Bottles ™ and that accounts for about 2/3 of the pitcher (leaving about 1.5 bottles worth). Today, I took each bottle and filled them about 2/3 of the way and then added more water. I guess next time I’ll leave out the Xanthum…
TL;DNR: I’ve been using 1.0 with almost double the water required, then re-thickening it with Xanthum. 1.1 according to directions does not seem thin at all to me. Also, I’m bad at reading directions apparently.