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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2017, 11:36:19 PM »
But you need a knife to get a tablespoon of butter.
could use a fork I suppose. Untrimmed fingernails might do the trick.

Another crazy thing is we sell our butter with and without salt.

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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2017, 11:39:02 PM »
What shape does your butter come in?  Small molds of the Mannequin Pis?

Actually yes, we do have that. Each Manneke weighs 100 grams exactly:
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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2017, 12:01:51 AM »
As you can see by the photo, the "stick" is super precise.

Metric needs to rule the day. It's a tiny world now. Get with it. If some people are so stupid they can't adapt from 32F to 0C, they probably aren't contributing to society anyway.

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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2017, 12:27:54 AM »
As you can see by the photo, the "stick" is super precise.

Metric needs to rule the day. It's a tiny world now. Get with it. If some people are so stupid they can't adapt from 32F to 0C, they probably aren't contributing to society anyway.

The most vocal advocates of the English system that I know are engineers...Sometimes, it's just easier. Nice to have options.
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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2017, 12:51:17 AM »
As you can see by the photo, the "stick" is super precise.

Metric needs to rule the day. It's a tiny world now. Get with it. If some people are so stupid they can't adapt from 32F to 0C, they probably aren't contributing to society anyway.
I assume you switched to metric in your brewing software and on your temp controllers?

I tried it and gave up.

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« Reply #35 on: January 09, 2017, 01:24:31 AM »
I just want to point out that we now live in a world where Europeans are getting their recipes from America. What are you making, pulled pork waffle sandwiches?
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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #36 on: January 09, 2017, 01:44:54 AM »
And is a tablespoon a heaped spoon or what

A tablespoon is 3 teaspoons or a half ounce, or about 14 grams.
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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2017, 02:03:30 AM »
How many sticks of butter are in Belgian waffles?

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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2017, 02:27:25 AM »
As you can see by the photo, the "stick" is super precise.

Metric needs to rule the day. It's a tiny world now. Get with it. If some people are so stupid they can't adapt from 32F to 0C, they probably aren't contributing to society anyway.
^This.  Thanks Jim.  We need to get with it.  Fractions suck too.  Also, didn't Congress pass a law in the 70's to require is to switch?
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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #39 on: January 09, 2017, 02:39:38 AM »
As you can see by the photo, the "stick" is super precise.

Metric needs to rule the day. It's a tiny world now. Get with it. If some people are so stupid they can't adapt from 32F to 0C, they probably aren't contributing to society anyway.
^This.  Thanks Jim.  We need to get with it.  Fractions suck too.  Also, didn't Congress pass a law in the 70's to require is to switch?
I remember being in grade school in the seventies as the US was converting to the metric system. "Learn it, don't convert it" was the mantra. Once the 1980's came I think it was viewed, along with everything else, as a communist plot.
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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #40 on: January 09, 2017, 02:46:27 AM »
Metric isn't in the Bible.

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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #41 on: January 09, 2017, 03:26:09 AM »
Metric isn't in the Bible.
Sticks of butter are. Leviticus. Shellfish are an abomination and unclean, unless one meltith a stick of butter and poureth upon.
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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #42 on: January 09, 2017, 04:49:01 AM »
As you can see by the photo, the "stick" is super precise.

Metric needs to rule the day. It's a tiny world now. Get with it. If some people are so stupid they can't adapt from 32F to 0C, they probably aren't contributing to society anyway.
^This.  Thanks Jim.  We need to get with it.  Fractions suck too.  Also, didn't Congress pass a law in the 70's to require is to switch?
I remember being in grade school in the seventies as the US was converting to the metric system. "Learn it, don't convert it" was the mantra. Once the 1980's came I think it was viewed, along with everything else, as a communist plot.
I had to work in SI units. You get used to it. Powers of 10 have some advantages.
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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #43 on: January 09, 2017, 07:36:54 AM »
I just want to point out that we now live in a world where Europeans are getting their recipes from America. What are you making, pulled pork waffle sandwiches?

The original recipe was "simply grilled left wings", but I modified it.
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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #44 on: January 09, 2017, 12:10:19 PM »
You have to blame the good people of Boston in the Victorian era.  I blame them for our dare I say, 'wankey' standardized measurments.  However someone early on pointed out, measuring in oz is my preference.  Grams are not for cooking or hops IMHO ;-)
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