Finally a use for the Canadian members

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  1. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    Does volume and weight roughly translate in metric? E.g. does 750ml of wine weigh even remotely 750g?
     
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    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    I'm not Canadian but I do speak physics. It depends on the density, which is given in grams/ml. If the density is one (which is water) then ml = g. I do not think wine has the same density as water, nor if all wines are the same, but I suspect it is close enough to call it one for one.
     
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  3. Mike B

    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Yeah, 1 cc = 1ml = 1 gram. Alcohol is a little lighter, but there is some sugar too. It's close.
     
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  4. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    OK David, for the purpose of making Sangria out of box wine, is 750g of wine "close enough"?
     
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    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    You bet it is. Add brandy.
     
  6. DustinDavis

    DustinDavis Well-Known Member

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    Why the heck would anyone give a recipe with liquid *by weight*? I’ve never seen an “American” recipe that calls for half a pound of water or milk.
     
  7. Chris Slade

    Chris Slade Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    Observing from a distance.....
     
  8. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    They don't. But the recipe is "a bottle of medium dry red wine". I have a box and not a super easy way to measure the volume but I can throw the pitcher on the scale.
     
  9. DustinDavis

    DustinDavis Well-Known Member

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    Ah. Well anyhow tell us about the Sangria. I have two recipes I use at home but they’re both more powerful and less refreshing than I would like.
     
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    Or, take an existing wine bottle, fill with water into a measuring cup, mark the line, empty measuring cup, refill with box wine to same line.
     
  11. Saurav

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    Why not just pour the wine into the measuring cup? He knows he needs "a bottle" which is 750ml. Or is it too much wine / too small of a measuring cup?
     
  12. DYohn

    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Why measure? Just dump the wine you want to use into a big punchbowl, add about 1/2 as much orange juice, a bunch of sliced citrus, pour in enough brandy, rum, tequila, whatever to give it the kick and taste you want, and add sugar and maybe some cinnamon or cardamom to taste. Chill and enjoy.
     
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    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Please don't put the sangria in your bong. :anguished:
     
  14. DYohn

    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Yea, that's a waste of good sangria. Use Galliano.
     
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    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    It really is almost entirely down to "not a big enough measuring cup."
     
  16. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    I mean, yeah.... Sangria should be more art than science.
     
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    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    750 ml is 4/5 quart. Surely you have a quart measure, if not a pint (2 cups). That'll be close enough.
     
  18. Mikael Soderholm

    Mikael Soderholm Active Member Donor

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    Surely you have an empty wine bottle somewhere, no?
     
  19. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    LOL... thought of that too.
     
  20. pillatier

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    CJ good excuse to empty a bottle of wine!:grinning:
     

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