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Old 12-01-2010, 04:09 PM   #11
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I usually follow the rule that if they are talking about oz they mean weight.

For recipes, most folks would put 3/4 cup honey if that is what they meant. If they put 6 oz of honey, it is usually the weight. It is much more common to put the volume measurement if that is what they are looking for.

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Old 12-01-2010, 11:35 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Rossnaree View Post
OK, but let's look at an actual example (I've done this one a couple of times), Joes Quick Grape Mead for instance...

It's obvious that the "64 ounces" Welch's Grape Juice is 1/2 gallon, and is liquid measure, as is the 6 oz of grape juice used to back sweeten. It's also obvious that 2# of honey is by weight.

What is less obvious is the 1 oz buckwheat honey in the main recipe and the 6 oz honey for back-sweetening.

For the record I've done both batches as liquid measure and they're terrific.

Looks like I may be The Lone Dolt on this one, eh?
Dolt? hardly. Blame the US measurement system for having ounces and fluid ounces, instead of grams and liters (litres?...)

for what its worth I've never seen a recipe call for honey in fluid ounces...always its by weight. I've also only seen honey sold by pounds...even if you buy a 5 gallon bucket, they should be selling you X pounds of honey.

when in doubt on any recipe, mead or otherwise, just ask the author or forum if its ounces or fluid ounces
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