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why can't you people simply say...
« on: January 08, 2017, 05:37:42 PM »
... 113 grams of butter instead of a "stick". What, in Saint Arnoldus' name, is a stick??
And why 113 grams? "No sir, not 112, not 114, 113. It is what we do! The Elders have taught us!"
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2017, 06:31:44 PM »
... 113 grams of butter instead of a "stick". What, in Saint Arnoldus' name, is a stick??
And why 113 grams? "No sir, not 112, not 114, 113. It is what we do! The Elders have taught us!"

Why 8 tablespoons of butter of course.

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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2017, 06:36:59 PM »
... 113 grams of butter instead of a "stick". What, in Saint Arnoldus' name, is a stick??
And why 113 grams? "No sir, not 112, not 114, 113. It is what we do! The Elders have taught us!"

Why 8 tablespoons of butter of course.

That's 113.44 grams. Is your lodo spreadsheet as "accurate"?
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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2017, 06:39:33 PM »
4 ounces is a stick
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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2017, 06:41:43 PM »
... 113 grams of butter instead of a "stick". What, in Saint Arnoldus' name, is a stick??
And why 113 grams? "No sir, not 112, not 114, 113. It is what we do! The Elders have taught us!"

Why 8 tablespoons of butter of course.

That's 113.44 grams. Is your lodo spreadsheet as "accurate"?

Having only bought butter in the US I can only say when a recipe calls for a stick of butter it always means exactly eight tablespoons because sticks are cut precisely to that measurement. You don't need to know how much is in one stick of butter because it's always the same amount.
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2017, 06:55:04 PM »
Then my recommendation to the proud people of America is: redefine a stick to be 100 grams. Adjust the definition of the ounce accordingly. Throw away those tablespoons, and make new ones, smaller or bigger. I'll leave the details to you guys. I'm really fed up with always having to look up stuff whenever I want to use an American recipe.
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2017, 06:57:34 PM »
I mean it.
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2017, 06:58:44 PM »
Maybe you backwards euro savages need to bend the knee ()


EDIT: add emoji to make sure everyone knows I'm joking.
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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2017, 07:02:33 PM »
While I still use English units for my typical civil engineering work, I do pull out the SI units when things get hairy with slugs and other arcane units. Please forgive the unit war.
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2017, 07:28:12 PM »
I just had to convert a cocktail recipe from a bottle of nonino from centiliters to ounces so it goes both ways.
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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2017, 07:34:47 PM »
Arguing about using 113 instead of one of a single unit is akin to arguing the use of 3.14 instead of π in a calculation. (IOW, There's a time and a place for both... :P)
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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2017, 07:36:10 PM »
Arguing about using 113 instead of one of a single unit is akin to arguing the use of 3.14 instead of π in a calculation. (IOW, There's a time and a place for both... :P)


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« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2017, 07:40:35 PM »
Is a "stick" an official unit of measure or just a de facto standard caused by the preferences of the brownie and cookie recipe cartels.

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« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2017, 07:41:54 PM »
I just had to convert a cocktail recipe from a bottle of nonino from centiliters to ounces so it goes both ways.
It's not "both ways" . It's a right way and a wrong way.
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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2017, 07:43:49 PM »
And is a tablespoon a heaped spoon or what
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