- Why is honey measure by weight after 8 ounces?
Check my math and see for yourself
Specific Gravity of Honey (From http://wiki.answers.com/ ): Ratio of the mass of a substance to the mass of an equal volume of water.
The SG of good honey is 1.425, which means it's 42.5 percent denser than water. Since a liter of water weighs one kilogram, a liter of honey weighs 1.425 kg. Water weighs 8.34 pounds per gallon, so honey weighs 8.34 * 1.425 = 11.88 pounds per gallon of Honey.
128 ounces in 11.88 lbs = 8 ounces in 0.7425 lbs therefore
12 ounces in 1.11375 lbs and 16 ounces in 1.485 lbs