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Old 06-08-2012, 11:33 AM   #1
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How to measure an ounce?

I have something teeny from cough medicine that we use but otherwise, it's hard to measure a liquid ounce - that's just 1/8 of a cups, right?

What do you all use ?

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Old 06-08-2012, 11:53 AM   #3
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Oh .......... ok. thanks !
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2 tablespoons
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:53 PM   #5
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If you are measuring... ahem.. mostly water you can just weigh 29.5g as well.
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If you are measuring... ahem.. mostly water you can just weigh 29.5g as well.
+1 You beat me to it--that was my answer!
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:15 PM   #7
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If you are measuring... ahem.. mostly water you can just weigh 29.5g as well.
That was my very first thought too. Then I thought of measuring spoons.....a little quicker. (but I had to look it up just to be sure of my answer....)
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:30 PM   #8
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If you were talking about dry herb, in a quart baggie, it would be two fingers.
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If you were talking about dry herb, in a quart baggie, it would be two fingers.
....yeah back in the 70's when they were affordable...
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....yeah back in the 70's when they were affordable...
I could afford the $20 per. Besides my only reeference was the '70s.
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:21 PM   #11
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I could afford the $20 per. Besides my only reeference was the '70s.
An herbal pharmacy opened a few months ago just a couple of doors from my shop. I should check their prices. I haven't compared prices in nearly 40 years.
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If you are measuring... ahem.. mostly water you can just weigh 29.5g as well.
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+1 You beat me to it--that was my answer!
Not 28.3 grams per ounce?

1 ounce in grams - Google Search

BTW you can type in any conversion in Google's search box and it will automatically convert it for you.
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:49 PM   #13
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Not 28.3 grams per ounce?

1 ounce in grams - Google Search

BTW you can type in any conversion in Google's search box and it will automatically convert it for you.

That's for an ounce of weight, not a fluid ounce.
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:51 PM   #14
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I have something teeny from cough medicine that we use but otherwise, it's hard to measure a liquid ounce - that's just 1/8 of a cups, right?

What do you all use ?
Another possibility is the liquid measure from a bar set - it's usually 1/2 ounce on one side and one ounce on the other.
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:05 PM   #15
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Since a gallon(US) of water (128 Fluid oz.) weighs about 8 pounds (within 4%, close enough for government work, or humping a 6 gallon case - ~ 50 lbs of bottled water) an ounce of water weighs roughly 1 oz.(US)
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:05 PM   #16
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Not sure about Imperial system, but in metric 1 liter is 1 kilogram.
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Not sure about Imperial system, but in metric 1 liter is 1 kilogram.
Of water.
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:39 PM   #18
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Most coffee scoops are 1/8 cup. I also have a small shot glass that is calibrated on the side for 1/2 and 1 oz and also tbsps.
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I still vote for using two tablespoonfuls.
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...an ounce of water weighs roughly 1 oz.(US)
True dat!
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