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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #60 on: January 10, 2017, 01:33:21 PM »
Just remember, 4 grams is 1 teaspoon.  Of gypsum.  According to John Palmer.

What type of teaspoon? I have at least four sizes.
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« Reply #61 on: January 10, 2017, 01:37:34 PM »
As to mass and volume: on the old continent the famous revolutionary scientist Rob Espierre discovered in 1792 that 1 liter of water weighs exactly 1 kilogram. For some reason or other this discovery never made its way to the new world. Probably blocked by the antirevolutionary powers that be.
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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #62 on: January 10, 2017, 02:25:27 PM »
As to mass and volume: on the old continent the famous revolutionary scientist Rob Espierre discovered in 1792 that 1 liter of water weighs exactly 1 kilogram. For some reason or other this discovery never made its way to the new world. Probably blocked by the antirevolutionary powers that be.

And a pint is a pound (approximately).
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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #63 on: January 10, 2017, 02:48:41 PM »
Oh well... just grab a stick and make approximately waffles

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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #64 on: January 10, 2017, 02:57:38 PM »
Oh well... just grab a stick and make approximately waffles


Probably need a good approximately waffle iron for those.   :)
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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #65 on: January 10, 2017, 03:01:39 PM »
Is Paula Deen a big hit over there?

No, but I notice she uses the same makeup as your President-Elect. Is this a trend?
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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #66 on: January 10, 2017, 03:11:14 PM »
Is Paula Deen a big hit over there?

No, but I notice she uses the same makeup as your President-Elect. Is this a trend?


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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #67 on: January 10, 2017, 03:17:53 PM »
As to mass and volume: on the old continent the famous revolutionary scientist Rob Espierre discovered in 1792 that 1 liter of water weighs exactly 1 kilogram. For some reason or other this discovery never made its way to the new world. Probably blocked by the antirevolutionary powers that be.
Was it discovered or designed? I always thought pure water was used as the reference for mass for standardization reasons.

And a teaspoon is a specific volume equal to .3333 tablespoons, or .166667 fluid ounces, or .01042 pints, or .0013 gallons, or 0.00016281 bushels.

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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #68 on: January 10, 2017, 03:21:36 PM »
As to mass and volume: on the old continent the famous revolutionary scientist Rob Espierre discovered in 1792 that 1 liter of water weighs exactly 1 kilogram. For some reason or other this discovery never made its way to the new world. Probably blocked by the antirevolutionary powers that be.
Was it discovered or designed? I always thought pure water was used as the reference for mass for standardization reasons.

That's what they WANT you to believe. You're being brainwashed.
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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #69 on: January 10, 2017, 03:42:36 PM »
Just remember, 4 grams is 1 teaspoon.  Of gypsum.  According to John Palmer.

What type of teaspoon? I have at least four sizes.

Make sure it's a teaspoon that you would never use to spoon tea.  It has to be specially built to be non-functional for eating.
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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #70 on: January 10, 2017, 04:35:59 PM »
It would be a step in the right direction if folks would understand the difference between by weight and by volume. Causes my turrets to flare up when folks convert or compare teaspoons to grams. A teaspoon of fluffy stuff weighs less than a teaspoon of dense stuff.
Right, but for some items this is accounted for. For example Reinhardt's bread books (and other foodie/hipster/pretentious books) give mass and volume. With salt he also gives the volume for kosher salt and table salt. Kosher salt is a little less dense due to its shape.

Mass is the far superior unit of measure for just about any dry loose material. Volume is arguably better for liquids as liquids can have varying densities.
I have been using mass for bread baking for awhile now and it makes a difference. I also use the scale for recipes in grams etc. instead of converting. Having a little scale that measures in different units makes it all easy.
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Re: why can't you people simply say...
« Reply #71 on: January 21, 2017, 05:01:49 AM »
Is Paula Deen a big hit over there?

No, but I notice she uses the same makeup as your President-Elect. Is this a trend?


Kudos. Well done.
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