We live in Canada!

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jamatron
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We live in Canada!

Post by jamatron »

I'd like to hear some opinions of fellow brewers regarding brewing units and measures. I know when i buy gas and check the weather its in liters and ºC. Are we so so influenced on a CANADIAN brew site by the U.S. that all our recipes and comments are in gallons and ºF :S C'mon folks who in Canada is using the fahrenheit scale!.... :deadhorse: I know its easy to convert but it is till is a pet peeve of mine. I SAY WE RAISE OUR BEERS TO THE CANADIAN FLAG AND UNITE! BECOME ONE WITH THE METRIC SYSTEM!.....but lets keep measuring with feet and inches until we get to kilometers and weigh ourselves in LBS not KG's lol! :facepalm:
Beer won't solve your problems...but neither will milk!
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AllenF
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Re: We live in Canada!

Post by AllenF »

I have slowly become bi-unital.

I use metric in my brewing except for temperature and I'll be darned if I know why I haven't gone to metric temps.

I have used recipes in both units and keep a conversion website in my browser's bookmarks.

It would be nice to have everything in metric but it ain't going to happen any time soon.

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jamatron
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Re: We live in Canada!

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We have to make it happen Allen! :stirpot:
Beer won't solve your problems...but neither will milk!
-Flying Monkeys

victor
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Re: We live in Canada!

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AND FOR TODAY I SAY WE RAISE OUR BEERS TO THE MATH AND UNITE! BECOME IRRATIONAL FOR ONE DAY, IT'S A PI DAY!

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Just stay off the streets at 9:26:53.
http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/ ... pi-matters
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Mr_Tastyfish
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Location: Bowmanville, ON

Re: We live in Canada!

Post by Mr_Tastyfish »

I brew my beers using the metric system. Even if I'm brewing an american style recipe, I feel much more patriotic once I've converted it to metric. It helps that I use the Biabacus, which seems to be set up for the metric system, although it does convert to american units.

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SeanGodd
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Re: We live in Canada!

Post by SeanGodd »

All my brews are metric, it's just easier lol. Celcius, grams, liters, etc.

I always find it funny when canadians use imperial units (except when building thing lol).
Cheers!!

Sean Goddard
Head Brewer
Whitewater Brewing Co.

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Reignman
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Metric for temps and hops. I use Promash and still weigh in with lbs. I just think it is easier.

Doc_Drive
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Re: We live in Canada!

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metric all the way here!

Along those lines, the "How many gallons" threat should really be "how many liters".........

oro
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Re: We live in Canada!

Post by oro »

I bounce between the 2 and use both at times for the same measurement as a double check - I prefer imperial for some things and metric for others
Beer has food value, food has no beer value...

lylo
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Re: We live in Canada!

Post by lylo »

I've been brewing in metric since I got high speed internet (10 yrs?) I always fought with the guys on HBT about the size of a gallon? Haha Many of them didn't understand what I was talking about. I still use imperial on the golf course though.
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