Imperial to Metric conversion on recipes

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  1. The Green Man

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    Just wondering if there was any chance of putting a metric / imperial (i.e gallons / litres) button the viewing recipes page.
    It would be great if you just had one button and it converted grams-ounces, litres - gallons, degrees f - degrees c and maybe even cooked my dinner while it was doing it.
    Us squirrels can only dream, or can it be done (except the cooking bit;))?
     
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    Color me weird but I like all my weights in metric kg and g, but prefer my volumes in gals.
     
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    I hear you there. I don't find gallons too hard (roughly 5 litres in a gallon, right?). Its the ounces, pounds and fahrenheit that my noggin struggles with.o_O
     
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    That's my noggin giving up the ghost...US gallons = 3.7 litres ...and that was the one I could do...
    But, joking aside Ozarks, do you think a metric / US switch on the recipes is doable?
     
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    isnt it done already eg if i load in one of Ozarks Amreican moose recipies i can convert to kangaroo by just using recipie editor then just rounding out the numbers from the Oz Gal type switch?:rolleyes::confused:

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    I see what you mean. I didn't realise you could load other people's recipes like that. Thought you had to view them and go from there.
    Ah hah! Cheers Trialben
     
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    also you can save any changes and it will save in your recipes not theirs
     
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    3.85 liters to the gallon. The squirrels win.
     
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    It's closer to 4L per gallon, just FYI. ;)
     
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    And that was the one I thought I had. I hate being right all the time;)
     
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    ah who needs gallons when youve got liters anyhow:).
     
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    It's easier to measure out 1oz of hops than 30g. It's easier to measure out a 5 gallon batch than 19L.

    But it's easier to measure 4g of salts than 0.14oz, and to measure 100g of DME for a 1L starter.

    10lbs of grain vs. 5kg is a wash

    So yes, I appreciate that BF allows for mixed units in the editor
     
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    actually 1 oz is closer to 28g....from my pre-brewing experience.

    and other than grams being easier for me for hops, i agree with you on the mixed units ability
     
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    I use metric almost exclusively but my brew kettle is in gallons so I have to do some conversions. Trying to measure 4lb 11oz is a lot harder to me than measuring out 2245g or whatever.
     
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    *wanders in , nods approvingly *
    While we are discussing units who uses brix and Plato ?
    I use only metric units except when talking about height
     
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    its all relative to what your used to i suppose. as for your brix and plato ive got no clue except if i had a refractometer these may have more meaning to me.
     
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    Brix and Plato are like Metric units - much more rational than the units handed down to us by English kings. Both Brix and Plato are the percentage by weight of sucrose in the solution. A beer at 13 Brix/Plato (the units are identical to several decimal places) is 13% by weight sucrose. It's 1.053 SG, by the way....
     
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    Honestly I learned SG so that's what I use, I should probably figure out brix/plato at some point.
     
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    Yeah, I learned English Conventional units and even though I'm fluent in Metric, still use pints, gallons, pounds....
     
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