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Old 05-25-2006, 12:18 PM
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Default Pounds to Pints?

Is there any way to convert a pound to a pint? Anyone know real quick? My husband just called from work and they need to know. Thank you for any help! He is calling back in a few minutes
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Old 05-25-2006, 06:45 PM
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Default Re: Pounds to Pints?

What is the substance in question? Is it beer?

A U.S. pint of beer is approximately 1 pound. In fact, in the U.S., a pint is nicknamed a pounder.
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:45 AM
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I read long ago that the British system was based on the weight of water, so that a one lb. weight was used by inspectors to see if the amount of water poured out of a one pint mug weighed one lb. (Apparently, some pub measuring mugs were built to retain some liquid as it was poured into the customers mug.) This is the reason for the similarity of names.

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Old 10-24-2008, 03:42 PM
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I read long ago that the British system was based on the weight of water, so that a one lb. weight was used by inspectors to see if the amount of water poured out of a one pint mug weighed one lb. (Apparently, some pub measuring mugs were built to retain some liquid as it was poured into the customers mug.) This is the reason for the similarity of names.

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An Imperial gallon is defined as 10 lb of water under specified conditions, thus an Imperial pint is 1.25 lb of water under those conditions

The US gallon is defined as 231 in³ but is about 8.34 lb of water, or 1.04 lb/pint. But other liquids may have different densites and therefore different weights per gallon or pint.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:11 AM
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how many pints equal a pound
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