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    I thought it was like basic kitchen fair. No one has a work shed or garage then not own a hammer or screwdriver.

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    Don't look at me, I've preached for the U.S. to go entirely metric for decades... 5280 feet. Pfft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint_ View Post
    Don't look at me, I've preached for the U.S. to go entirely metric for decades... 5280 feet. Pfft.
    5180 feet plus a furlong, equals? Lol

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    As I recall, when it comes to cooking, cups do not have a set measurement - nor are they meant to. They are a proportionate measure originally devised by Fanny Farmer for the recipes in her Cookbook. By using the same sized cup for all ingredients the measurements could be made much more precise - especially if you didn't have a set of scales.... 'x' cups of flour, 'y' cups of sugar, 'z' cups of milk. It makes no difference if it's an eggcup or a giant coffee mug - the proportionate ratio remains the same.

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    That's a fine approach until you have to fit all your ingredients into the five gallon fermenting tub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    That's a fine approach until you have to fit all your ingredients into the five gallon fermenting tub.
    Then you either use smaller cups or guage your fermenting tub by the cup volume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magentaflame View Post
    5180 feet plus a furlong, equals? Lol
    When I was a kid, just to be a pain and cause the teacher to look it up, I answered a homework question in furlongs per fortnight instead of miles per hour. To my surprise, she actually liked my answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    A cup is simple. Half a pint.
    Unless, of course you are speaking of a coffee cup, as measured by the Mr Coffee machine, in which it is 5 fl oz. So a 12 cup Mr Coffee produces 60 ounces of coffee which is just shy of eight cups.

    I don't see the problem.
    Then why don't they say half a pint?

    Half a pint over here would be a mug - I've never seen a cup larger than a third of a pint :-)

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