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Have your partner check your weight, then start filling the measuring cups.
You should have your answer in a minute or less...
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It'll be easier to find (or purchase) a scale. You'll be able to use it for measuring extract, sugars, hops, etc. down the road. You won't be sorry.
NB sells some nice Escalia electronic scales. You can justify the purchase to your wife/GF/S.O. by saying that it can also be used in the kitchen!!! Woo-hoo!!!!
Shadetree wrote:A leveled cup of dry cane sugar, no lumps, weighs almost exactly 7 oz. I believe cane and corn are volumetrically identical, but it ought to be really close.
I'd have to disagree with this. Corn sugar is definitely less dense and fluffier. Again there's no way to be exactly accurate with volumes vs. weight except for water. My calculations in the past were around 5 oz./cup.
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Place your corn sugar in an open cake pan and place in the oven at 230 deg F for about 8 hours and let cool in the desiccator. Then you can find the real volume vs. weight of corn sugar. (I don't go to those lengths..)
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