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@Bierschneeman

getting old?

getting old?

Pfssh, who needs imperial. The whole world should be under the thumb of the metric. It's the one tyranny I applaud.

I have a very strict division in my life. Anything related to science must be metric. Anything not related to science cannot be metric. Except for 2L bottles of soda, and 750 mL bottles of wine. I really have no concept of how many cm tall I am, or how many kg I weigh, or what is good or bad weather in degrees C.

I hate measuring my height in inches, as much as cm, I think its dumb, so I go with feet and inches.

beyond that I generally pick the more accurate measuring system (so you will never see me using Celsius, as the less accurate method.) OR I have to adhere to an industry standard of measurement.

I use Bbls as an industry standard (that's the volumes we have to submit for tax purposes) that's 31 gallons, so I have to use gallons. (but we also use tuns, hogsheads, butts and ounces for starters)

hops are read as Bushels with %AAs we measure them out in lbs (better to work with gallons) and calculate out the IBUs (International bittering units, as oppose to European Bittering Units)

I prefer the more accurate metriclike plato (or balling) to specific gravity

the grain is measured in Lovibond, and the beer is easier to meaure in SRM so I use both.

its common for brewers to use 750ml, as well as magnum, Jeroboam, Methusala, salmanazar, Balthazar and Nebuchadnezzar. but those latter are for special purposes.

so im a hodgepodge of preference,

And then i need to add 2.5 sticks of butter!!! A stick!!!! Where to start with this one ..

Give me grams and millilitres any day of the week.

I also can't do height in cm, but can't do distance in feet. I don't do kilometres, it's all in miles. Don't understand degrees F, has to be degrees C. I'm extremely British!

And then i need to add 2.5 sticks of butter!!! A stick!!!! Where to start with this one ..

I have less of a problem with cups and table/tea spoons, because I have lots of kitchen utensils including measuring cups and spoons. Its not the same as a coffee or a tea cup that is used for drinking.

beyond that I generally pick the more accurate measuring system (so you will never see me using Celsius, as the less accurate method.)

I'm definitely more comfortable with metric and SI units, but I can still think of my height in feet and inches (how I first learned to measure height), I'm

I have to admit that imperial measurements of feet and inches and miles and yards have a charm to them that works well with rhymes and poetry and adages.

And then i need to add 2.5 sticks of butter!!! A stick!!!! Where to start with this one ..

American recipes confuse me no end. I mean, it asks for (say) 2 cups of water ... well I have different size tea cups for a start, so which one to use?

And then i need to add 2.5 sticks of butter!!! A stick!!!! Where to start with this one ..

I'm extremely British!

And then i need to add 2.5 sticks of butter!!! A stick!!!! Where to start with this one ..

I'm extremely British!

but I will never forgive you brits that year I was racking my brain on an English eggnog recipe that measures it out in pecks and gills. GAH!! how do you guys deal with that. I ended up just drinking the rum because I couldn't figure out a conversion for an imperial gill to something I had a measuring device for.

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True, Fahrenheit is more accurate than Centigrade since each interval of a degree F is smaller than a degree C. However, the accuracy of C can be improved by using decimals, i.e. 18.3 degrees C, which probably makes it as accurate (or, nearly) as Fahrenheit. I've never seen F being used with decimals, whereas C is often depicted with decimals for further accuracy. And even though the measure of C is coarser than F, each interval of C is equal to an interval of Kelvin, which makes conversions to SI units much more convenient.

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but on my fermentation tanks at work, we deal with decimal points all the time. we measure out efficiency and try out the profile of the beer at different temperatures all the time, and the difference between fermenting at 68 degrees or 68.3 is pretty big in ester production

our house Belgian strain is pretty finicky it has a tendency to take a ciesta and stop working if we lower the tank temp by as little as .2, if we raise it the same amount, the esters and phenols will increase by 200% making the beer taste more like a fruit bowl.

cm, m, km, kgs that's my language. People in Aus still announce baby weights in pounds which i think is stupid because NO ONE uses that anymore so i google convert it or just sit there trying to guess how heavy the baby is in 1KG flour bags or something so I have some perspective. I know how tall 6ft is because my dad is exactly 6ft and so is my bf, but anything above or less I got no idea. It is so confusing!

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