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07-19-2012, 04:41 PM   #1
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Who's with me????

I just realized how much easier it is if I change all of my measurements into metric.

Especially hops, if I need to adjust for Alpha Acid content I scale it using beer smith and then it gives me a workable (and accurate) amount.
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07-19-2012, 04:52 PM   #2
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I don't see how it's easier (or more accurate) one way or the other. Just different constants in the equations.

07-19-2012, 05:01 PM   #3
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Damn Commie bastard. Someone report that post!

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07-19-2012, 05:05 PM   #4
Cranny04
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by corax I don't see how it's easier (or more accurate) one way or the other. Just different constants in the equations.
1 gram = .0353 ounces

I guess your right about the accuracy (except I round more often with ounces) but its a lot easier to look at....
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07-19-2012, 05:12 PM   #5
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Well I´m a metric user and for me metric system just makes a lot more sense. Even british have move to metric.

07-19-2012, 05:21 PM   #6
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I'm all for it. Metric is much easier

1L of Water = 1kg

Have you ever tried to measure 1.6lbs of grain on a US LBS scale? Its a pain.
1.6kg on a kg scale is much easier.

I don't know the formulas but its much easier to calculate thermal mass and mashtun heat absorption if you use Celsius, Liters and Kg.

07-19-2012, 05:27 PM   #7
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Easier for STC-1000 users too. And for using all of Kaiser's sheets.

07-19-2012, 05:31 PM   #8
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by TyTanium Easier for STC-1000 users too. And for using all of Kaiser's sheets.
This is what spawned my change!
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07-19-2012, 05:32 PM   #9
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 Originally Posted by Obliviousbrew Well I´m a metric user and for me metric system just makes a lot more sense. Even british have move to metric.
There you go OP. Move to England and your problems are solved.

07-19-2012, 05:37 PM   #10
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by JeepDiver There you go OP. Move to England and your problems are solved.
To England or 95% of the world almost every country it's metric
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