Sunday, March 1, 2009

Handy Thing to Know

  • Why is honey measure by weight after 8 ounces?
A: I have no clue. My best guess is that it sounds more impressive to say 1lb of honey instead of saying 12 ounces.
Check my math and see for yourself
Specific Gravity of Honey (From ): 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

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