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Old 12-21-2006, 07:44 PM   #11
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My friend and I took the measurements of a tupperware butter container and went from store to store looking for a product that would fit. We did not find any. We did have many interesting measurements.
So this weight is probably why one day your recipe turns out really well and the next time it's a little off.

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Old 12-21-2006, 09:48 PM   #12
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I had a couple of pounds of butter in the fridge, holiday season (and we are having lobster on Christmas, and always use a lot at this time). One was a brand name we all would know and one was the store brand.

Both weighed just a tad less than a lb, with paper on.

Was a chemist for many years and I do know that the calibration of instruments can, and will, vary. And therefore if exact weights are important, must be checked regularly. So we used to have a series of standardized weights that we would use to test and, when necessary, adjust the scales periodically (sometimes we were dealing in the nanogram range and accuracy, and precision, were very important).

No such luxury on the battery run thing we have at home, or I will guess those which most home folks have accessible. Nor do we need it.

Just one possible reason for variance.

And I would guess the butter has to weigh exactly one pound when it leaves the factory. If the product loses water over time I have no idea.

Just one thought.

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Old 12-21-2006, 09:59 PM   #13
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114.01 for a stick of refridgerated
113.55 for a stick of frozen

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Old 12-22-2006, 09:44 AM   #14
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I just checked a pound recently bought. Each stick weighed exactly 4 ounces with the wrapper on. The brand is Land 'O Lakes. The brand I always buy.

I can't guarantee that my scales are 100% correct but I trust them.
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Old 12-22-2006, 12:03 PM   #15
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Been weighing all my butter and margarine since reading this thread. Never had any weigh less than a pound. I use an electronic scale, which I check for accuracy every couple of months so my scale is pretty accurate.

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