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Old 07-15-2022, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Beacon Falls
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Tells me that one dry pint equals 550g


I Just picked up two pkgs of blueberries at my local WFoods. One is noticeably heavier than the other The pkgs say 'one dry pint'. If I weigh pkg #1, it is 290 G; if I weigh pkg #2, it is 330 G.

Am I missing something?
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Old 07-15-2022, 01:44 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Am I missing something?
A pint's a pound the world around and grams per pound = 453

As to the dry pints:
In the United States the unit for dry measure is slightly different from that for liquid measure;
a U.S. dry pint is 33.6 cubic inches (550.6 cubic cm), while a U.S. liquid pint is 28.9 cubic inches (473.2 cubic cm).
In each system, two cups make a pint, and two pints equal a quart.
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Old 07-15-2022, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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A pint's a pound the world around
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and grams per pound = 453

As to the dry pints:
In the United States the unit for dry measure is slightly different from that for liquid measure;
a U.S. dry pint is 33.6 cubic inches (550.6 cubic cm), while a U.S. liquid pint is 28.9 cubic inches (473.2 cubic cm).
In each system, two cups make a pint, and two pints equal a quart.

Bolded part is not true, UK & USA pints are different. WE go to a local Brit pub & they always ask which pint do we want.
https://blog.ansi.org/2018/06/why-pi...s-volume/#gref
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Old 07-15-2022, 02:55 PM
 
Location: The South
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https://www.convertunits.com/from/pint+%5BUS,+dry%5D/to/grams

Tells me that one dry pint equals 550g


I Just picked up two pkgs of blueberries at my local WFoods. One is noticeably heavier than the other The pkgs say 'one dry pint'. If I weigh pkg #1, it is 290 G; if I weigh pkg #2, it is 330 G.

Am I missing something?
A pint of what?
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Old 07-15-2022, 03:33 PM
 
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What you are missing is that a "dry pint" is a measure of VOLUME, not weight.

Fill a pint measure with rice, with flour, with molasses, and with blueberries, and you will get four different weights, but the volume is all "one dry pint."

Your conversion site does mention that the value given is a conversion between a pint (volume) and grams of water. So when it tells you what one pint weighs, it is talking about water. Not blueberries.
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Old 07-15-2022, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Beacon Falls
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A pint of what?
As stated, blueberries.


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What you are missing is that a "dry pint" is a measure of VOLUME, not weight.

Fill a pint measure with rice, with flour, with molasses, and with blueberries, and you will get four different weights, but the volume is all "one dry pint."

Your conversion site does mention that the value given is a conversion between a pint (volume) and grams of water. So when it tells you what one pint weighs, it is talking about water. Not blueberries.
Oh. So, one dry pint of BBerries from one farm is going to yield more BBerries then one dry pint of BBerries from another farm?
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Old 07-15-2022, 05:50 PM
 
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As stated, blueberries.




Oh. So, one dry pint of BBerries from one farm is going to yield more BBerries then one dry pint of BBerries from another farm?
Blueberries are a fruit. Depending on how and when they were harvested, storage conditions, etc., the moisture content (and weight) will vary. If you are using them for pies and such, that doesn't much matter, since the water can need to be cooked down anyway. If they are to be used fresh, plump and water filled is nice.

The size of the berries might have some effect on weight, but that shouldn't be a whole lot. My wife and I used to buy flats of blueberries at Aldis during the peak season when they were sweet and cheap. A good rinse and sorting, and then they were popped into ziplock bags and frozen for use throughout the year.

I can think of various reasons a pint might be short - if they were handled roughly or bounced around some may have come off the top. A hungry delivery driver might sneak a few while unloading. Customers at a store might be sampling.
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Old 07-15-2022, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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https://www.convertunits.com/from/pint+%5BUS,+dry%5D/to/grams

Tells me that one dry pint equals 550g


I Just picked up two pkgs of blueberries at my local WFoods. One is noticeably heavier than the other The pkgs say 'one dry pint'. If I weigh pkg #1, it is 290 G; if I weigh pkg #2, it is 330 G.

Am I missing something?
Probably means it's sold by volume (a pint) instead of weight.
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Old 07-15-2022, 05:57 PM
 
Location: New England
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What you are missing is that a "dry pint" is a measure of VOLUME, not weight.
Bingo !
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Old 07-15-2022, 08:39 PM
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Location: Dessert
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A pint's a pound the world around and grams per pound = 453

As to the dry pints:
In the United States the unit for dry measure is slightly different from that for liquid measure;
a U.S. dry pint is 33.6 cubic inches (550.6 cubic cm), while a U.S. liquid pint is 28.9 cubic inches (473.2 cubic cm).
In each system, two cups make a pint, and two pints equal a quart.
A pint of water (or anything of similar specific gravity) weighs a pound. A pint of lead does not, nor does a pint of feathers.

And if some of the blueberries have been sitting around longer, some moisture probably evaporated and a similar volume will weigh less.
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