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esseppess Jul 13, 2012 11:27 PM

How much does a stick of butter weigh?

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    acgold7 Jul 13, 2012 11:32 PM

    4 oz, a quarter lb, or 8 Tbsp. That's why they call them Quarters.

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    1. re: acgold7
      esseppess Jul 13, 2012 11:37 PM

      Thnx,I wsn't clear - I meant in grams (4 us cooking in foreign lands.) Butter comes in 100g or 250g pkts. here.

      1. re: esseppess
        acgold7 Jul 13, 2012 11:54 PM

        There are 28 grams in an ounce, so a US stick of butter should be a little over 100 grams, maybe 110-112. You could probably use the 100g packets as a reasonable substitute.

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          esseppess Jul 14, 2012 12:08 AM

          Thank u

    2. hill food Jul 14, 2012 12:43 AM

      as much as a new-born panda (they're tiny, the last DC one in '05-ish had the name 'butterstick' before the official one was given.)

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      1. re: hill food
        Chemicalkinetics Jul 14, 2012 01:26 PM

        This is the best answer thus far.

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          LauraGrace Jul 14, 2012 09:05 PM

          Immediately made me think of this:


          1. re: hill food
            Bill Hunt Jul 14, 2012 09:27 PM

            I was thinking of a baby lemur: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=B..., but you have nailed it. Had not though of a panda, as a unit of weight, but think that the US needs to adopt that, especially in regards to butter.


          2. TeRReT Jul 14, 2012 03:49 AM

            A pound of butter is 454g, 4 sticks to a lb so 113.5g

            1. Chemicalkinetics Jul 14, 2012 01:27 PM

              4 sticks of butter is 1 pound, so 1 stick of butter is a quarter of a pound.

              Alternatively, 4 sticks of butter is 454g, so 1 stick is 113.5 -- as TeRReT said.

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                kengk Jul 14, 2012 01:32 PM

                The google search has a very handy converter. Type in 1/4 pound = grams and it will give you an answer. You can also use "to" in place of the equals sign.

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                1. re: kengk
                  randyjl Jul 14, 2012 02:19 PM

                  If you have iPhone 4s, Siri can answer your math question very quickly.

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                    Chemicalkinetics Jul 14, 2012 02:27 PM

                    If you have graduated from a real middle school, then you should able to do your own math. :P (I am not criticizing you, just being funny and truthful).

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