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FrugalBrewer

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Better unit choices
« on: December 03, 2006, 01:18:32 AM »
I would like to see a dropdown for liquid/dry ingredient volume units measures.

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Re: Better unit choices
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2006, 08:21:57 PM »
Hi,
  The problem with measuring many ingredients by volume is that this can be inaccurate due to density variations.  For example, sugars of various types will vary widely in density, but all contribute simple sugar based on their weight.  Adopting a volume oriented system for measuring sugars would be inaccurate since different ones vary quite a bit depending on how finely they are ground.

  The same is true for most other non-liquid ingredients, which is why weight is usually used to specify brewing ingredients.

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Re: Better unit choices
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2006, 07:26:29 PM »
So how then do I calculate for 12 ounce of liquid maple syrup?

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Re: Better unit choices
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2006, 12:18:54 AM »
Well,
  Assuming it is 12 oz of volume and not weight, I would probably measure it out and put it on a scale to be accurate.

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Re: Better unit choices
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2006, 07:17:25 PM »
Duh! Sorry, yeast in the bottle induced brainfart!