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My Food Storage Conversion Chart
« on: August 21, 2009, 09:53:53 AM »
This is a sheet I keep taped inside my kitchen cabinet and update as needed.  I keep the original in Excel and have been playing around with trying to get it to format correctly but I'm not real good with computers and am not having much luck.  It's a little hard to read but for those who are dehydrating, canning and grinding wheat there is some pretty good information here and might be able to help calculate your storage.  Remember, this is my personal list so YMMV but thought I'd share anyway. 


ITEM   PREP METHOD   ORIGINAL MEASURE   ORIGINAL WEIGHT   DRIED MEASURE   DRIED WEIGHT
BELL PEPPER   1 WHOLE PEPPER DICED   1 1/3 CUP   6 OUNCES   1/4 CUP   1/2 OUNCE
BELL PEPPER   1 WHOLE PEPPER CHUNKED   2 CUPS   6 OUNCES   1/2 CUP   3/4 OUNCE
BELL PEPPER   1 WHOLE PEPPER STRIPS   1 STANDING CUP   6 OUNCES   3/4 CUP LOOSELY PACKED   1/2 OUNCE
CARROTS   1/4" DICE   1/2 CUP   3 OUNCES   1/8 CUP   1/2 OUNCE
CARROTS   1/4" ROUNDS   1/2 CUP   2 1/2 OUNCES   1/8 CUP   1/2 OUNCE
CELERY (1 RIB)   1/4" HALF ROUND   1/4 CUP   2 OUNCES   3/4 TABLESPOON   1/8 OUNCE
CELERY (1 RIB)   1/4" SMALL DICE   1/2 CUP   2 OUNCES   1/2 TEASPOON   1/8 OUNCE
VIDALIA ONION (SMALL SIZE)   LARGE DICE   1 CUP   4 OUNCES   1/4 CUP   1/2 OUNCE
VIDALIA ONION (SMALL SIZE)   SMALL DICE   1 CUP   4 OUNCES   1/4 CUP   1/2 OUNCE
               
               
SPAGHETTI   1 SERVING = 2 OUNCES   USE 8" FOOD SAVER ROLLS CUT IN TO 6" BAGS         
SIRLOING TIP ROAST   18# YIELDS 24 PINTS            
GROUND BEEF   PINT JARS = APPROX 9 OUNCES            
               
               
               
               
CHEESE POWDER   USE 1/8 CUP FOR 2 SERVINGS            
               
               
               
               
               
               
HARD WHITE WHEAT      2 SLIGHTLY ROUNDED CUPS   1 POUND   3 3/4 CUPS GROUND   SET KITCHENAID ON #2 SPEED FOR 15 MINUTES
DENT CORN      2 1/4 CUPS   1 POUND   4 CUPS GROUND   SET GRAIN MILL ON SETTING #3 / KITCHENAID ON #2 SPEED    SECOND PASS SET GRAIN MILL ON FINE SETTING

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Re: My Food Storage Conversion Chart
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2009, 01:10:58 PM »
Here's the one I keep in my pantry:

Shot                  1 1/2 oz.     4.5 cL
Jigger                     1 1/2 oz.     4.5 cL
Cup                        8 oz.     24 cL
Tablespoon (tbsp.)    1/2 oz.    15 mL
Gallon                    128 oz.    3.8 L
Quart         1/4 gallon or 32 oz.    ~ 1 L
Fifth                 1/5 gallon or ~26 oz.    0.75 L

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Re: My Food Storage Conversion Chart
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2009, 03:55:13 PM »
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HARD WHITE WHEAT      2 SLIGHTLY ROUNDED CUPS   1 POUND   3 3/4 CUPS GROUND   SET KITCHENAID ON #2 SPEED FOR 15 MINUTES
DENT CORN      2 1/4 CUPS   1 POUND   4 CUPS GROUND   SET GRAIN MILL ON SETTING #3 / KITCHENAID ON #2 SPEED    SECOND PASS SET GRAIN MILL ON FINE SETTING

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Is that when the grain is till whole?

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Re: My Food Storage Conversion Chart
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2009, 06:16:02 PM »
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[quote
               
               
               
               
         

HARD WHITE WHEAT      2 SLIGHTLY ROUNDED CUPS   1 POUND   3 3/4 CUPS GROUND   SET KITCHENAID ON #2 SPEED FOR 15 MINUTES
DENT CORN      2 1/4 CUPS   1 POUND   4 CUPS GROUND   SET GRAIN MILL ON SETTING #3 / KITCHENAID ON #2 SPEED    SECOND PASS SET GRAIN MILL ON FINE SETTING


Is that when the grain is till whole?
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Yep.   ;D  We were trying to find how much 1 pound of wheat was so we could calculate the yield of our bulk storage.  Just a tad over 2 cups came out to 1 pound of wheat and when ground yields 3 3/4 cups of flour and will give us 1 1/2 loaves of bread with the recipe DH is currently using.

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Re: My Food Storage Conversion Chart
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2009, 06:16:44 PM »
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Here's the one I keep in my pantry:

Shot                  1 1/2 oz.     4.5 cL
Jigger                     1 1/2 oz.     4.5 cL
Cup                        8 oz.     24 cL
Tablespoon (tbsp.)    1/2 oz.    15 mL
Gallon                    128 oz.    3.8 L
Quart         1/4 gallon or 32 oz.    ~ 1 L
Fifth                 1/5 gallon or ~26 oz.    0.75 L


Hysterical!!

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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2009, 06:21:28 PM »
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[quote
               
               
               
               
         

HARD WHITE WHEAT      2 SLIGHTLY ROUNDED CUPS   1 POUND   3 3/4 CUPS GROUND   SET KITCHENAID ON #2 SPEED FOR 15 MINUTES
DENT CORN      2 1/4 CUPS   1 POUND   4 CUPS GROUND   SET GRAIN MILL ON SETTING #3 / KITCHENAID ON #2 SPEED    SECOND PASS SET GRAIN MILL ON FINE SETTING


Is that when the grain is till whole?

Yep.   ;D  We were trying to find how much 1 pound of wheat was so we could calculate the yield of our bulk storage.  Just a tad over 2 cups came out to 1 pound of wheat and when ground yields 3 3/4 cups of flour and will give us 1 1/2 loaves of bread with the recipe DH is currently using.
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Gotcha, thanks for the info!

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Re: My Food Storage Conversion Chart
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2010, 09:45:31 PM »
I thought I had some notes posted here so I went digging around and found this Oldy Moldy...

Here's a couple of things to add to the chart...

1# Rice = 2.25 Cups = 6.75 Cooked Rice (I can't vouch for this personally...I've never cooked a full pound of rice but I've come across many sources that say the same thing so I'm going with it and am calculating my storage this way)

1# Dry Beans = 2 Cups Dry Beans = 5 Cups Cooked Beans (depending on the size of bean, this is pretty much spot on.  I cook lots of beans by the 1# bag in the Crock Pot and 5 Cups is pretty much right on the money)

And when I get done with this current inventory I'm headed over to Ex's house for a few Jiggers.  I'm gonna need it!!  :P

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Re: My Food Storage Conversion Chart
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2010, 08:56:23 AM »
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And when I get done with this current inventory I'm headed over to Ex's house for a few Jiggers.  I'm gonna need it!!  :P

Oh yeah, that reminds me... I have to restock my supply of jiggers!   :)
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Re: My Food Storage Conversion Chart
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2010, 01:16:29 PM »
Here's another one...

A single serving of pasta is 2 ounces (before cooking weight) = 1 cup cooked

A pound of dry pasta = 8 servings = 8 cups cooked

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