Sodium Chloride

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Sodium Chloride

Postby marmite » Wed Aug 12, 2015 18:37

I'm doing some work on water treatment and was looking for how many grams of salt are in a teaspoon.
On the internet Ask says 4.93, Homebrew.com says 7 and Traditional ovens say 5.69.
I've ordered some mini scales which are due for delivery tomorrow. It will be interesting to see who is right. I would have thought there would be a formula somewhere.
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Re: Sodium Chloride

Postby f00b4r » Wed Aug 12, 2015 19:08

Volume measurements are not good for some things with salt being a great example, the size of grain varies considerably between brands and types. Ever followed a food recipe and found it almost inedible because it was so salty, probably because you may have even doubled the amount of salt the original author meant.

See this article, although I have seen that there is also huge differences between brands as well as types: http://www.seriouseats.com/2013/03/ask- ... -salt.html

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Re: Sodium Chloride

Postby marmite » Wed Aug 12, 2015 19:36

Thanks for that-I'll stick to weight in future .
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Re: Sodium Chloride

Postby Pjam » Wed Aug 12, 2015 19:38

f00b4r wrote: the size of grain varies considerably between brands and types.


Very true. I'd imagine water content, humidity, would make a difference too.
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Re: Sodium Chloride

Postby graysalchemy » Wed Aug 12, 2015 20:06

Americans love cups spoons and smidgens, but volume is a very inaccurate especially for powders and particulates. I always convert american baking recipes to grams. Their are a few good websites which give conversions for different food stuffs but as said above it is pretty in accurate. Having said that most water treatment is a stab in the dark unless you have an up to date accurate water report.

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