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Posted Tue Jan 29, 2013, 4:57pm
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Should we be measuring water in fl. oz. on our scale, for use in the Chemex? We just thought of this. >.< We have been doing 21 oz. of water to 10 oz. of coffee. This gives us each five oz., but we noticed our 10 oz. cups are close to full when served.

Also, are mugs and cups listed as fl. oz. or oz.? Such as the Bodum Bistro 5 oz. cup with handle?

EDIT: Now I am even more confused! I tested our scale using oz. and fl. oz., and they measured the same. O.o

 
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Posted Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:21pm
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There is no need to be confused. One Fl oz of water weighs one oz.
A pint is a pound the world around..... a pound is 16 oz, a pint is 16 fl oz.

 
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Posted Wed Jan 30, 2013, 3:45pm
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calblacksmith Said:

A pint is a pound the world around.....

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It is in the USA.....but "the world round" ?  methinks not.

Nice rhyme though  ;o))
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Posted Wed Jan 30, 2013, 4:48pm
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uRabbit Said:

EDIT: Now I am even more confused! I tested our scale using oz. and fl. oz., and they measured the same. O.o

Posted January 29, 2013 link

If your scale reads in fluid ounces there should be a way to enter the fluid density. Yours must be set to 1 oz/fl.oz., which happens to be the density of water at 212F.
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Posted Wed Jan 30, 2013, 5:13pm
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jpender Said:

If your scale reads in fluid ounces there should be a way to enter the fluid density. Yours must be set to 1 oz/fl.oz., which happens to be the density of water at 212F.

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Awesome. I will just keep using oz. then. :)

 
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:01pm
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Netphilosopher Said:

Except it isn't.

A pint is APPROXIMATELY a pound only close to boiling.  One of the reasons I hate English measurements.

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Owww ! that hurts, 'cos you're talking American standard measurements not British (1824 Imperial) so don't blame us now even if you inherited it originally. (Imperial is a minefield of inconsistency too  ;o)

SI units rule - except I still can't get my head around litres per 100km for fuel consumption.
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Posted Fri Feb 1, 2013, 9:30am
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Wowzers.

Thats above my head.


However, I do weigh pretty much everything I do with coffee.  Been doing it like since the start(ish).

Use grams on your scale.  Its more precise, and it translates perfectly to when your doing small and big cups.  Use more grams.  No conversion.



Currently, in the V60, Im using 26grams of grounds.  Put the whole setup on the scale(Vessel, V60, 26grams ground), tare it out, and pour 450grams of water.  Might be a little different then what some use(I think Im using more water then some), but lately its been working nicely.  I change it around though.

You can also use a simple base formula which I used to use before I weighed everything.  8grams to 4oz water.  Multiply as needed.  Alter for flavor as needed.



Also, unless you have measured your cups to be 10oz, then its likely they're not the volume they "say" they are.

 
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Posted Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:34am
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Netphilosopher Said:

Sorry, "...I hate Imperial units."

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But you malign them wrongly in your example.  I fluid oz (imperial  = 28.41ml ***) of distilled water does actually weigh one ounce (imperial) at something like normal room temperature.  The American measure you exemplified as misleading is a different volume.

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I actually like fuel used per distance better.  

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I shall try to popularise mutchkins (sic) per perch (sic)........but I doubt it will catch on.  ;o)  

Miles per gallon is totally illogical where I live because we buy fuel in litres (it sounds cheaper that way).  But they have to be published by law, and it's what everyone uses in daily life when complaining about the cost of motoring.  It is also what my car's computer tells me, although it gets it slightly wrong.

In the meantime, back to the OP - without any reservations, strongly recommend you use Metric. It is so much simpler and consistent, and for all practical things I wouldn't use anything else, even though I was brought up in a pre-metric era.

I'm more than  happy to work on 60gm coffee to 1 litre water as part of a far more logical and sensible way to measure the world.

Edit *** I'm confused now, 'cos my diary says it's 28.349....and I'm getting a headache.

Further edit *** in the interests of pedantry, (!) it is officially, 28.41307424375 ml - that is if you can find a scale that will handle it....
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