How much does my salt weigh?

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by old poi dog, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Aloha,

    I sometimes like using Morton Kosher Salt and other times Diamond Crystal Kosher salt.  Can someone provide me the weight in grams of a cup of Morton Kosher Salt as well as the weight of a cup of Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt?  I'm trying to get my salt levels equal when interchanging salts in my rubs and hopefully soon,..... Bacon Cure.
     
  2. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Diamond crystal kosher weighs 142g per cup, Morton's weighs 218g.  I haven't actually tried to weigh out a cup. so I can't swear to the accuracy.  I could weigh out a cup of Morton's for ya later if no one else chimes in.
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2010
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Now I have some kosher salt and regular salt too. But I can weight them but if you are making some bacon I would hope that you already have a scale. You need one for cures are nothing the mess with without one.
     
  4. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Aloha Dan McG and mballi3011,

    I already have a scale but I've heard different numbers as to what a cup of each should weigh and I am confused.  I've read  that a cup of Morton's is just under 8 ounces and Diamond Kosher is about 4.8 ounzes per cup.  I need the equivalent in grams as my scale does grams.  Thanks
     
  5. smokey paul

    smokey paul Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    1 gram = 0.0352739619 ounces

    1 ounce = 28.3495231 grams


    here you are convert!!

    Google has a calculator you can enter the OZ and it will calculate the grams.

    Good smoking and Q's on the bacon
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2010
  6. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Everyone,

    Hope to get some Q's up in 10 days....[​IMG]
     
  7. cheapchalee

    cheapchalee Smoking Fanatic

    Do recipies call for grams or just TBL & TSP, or cups or variations there of.  I would think that if both were Kosher salts that a cup would be a cup, un like Kosher versus table salt.  Curious minds like to know.  With the volums of these 2 salts being almost double from one to the other, I would think you would have some real salty meat if you use 2 cups instead of one.

    Chalee
     
  8. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    weight and volume are totally defferent. The weight of the volume of the two is what makes the two kosher salts different. I guess one has more air per cup then the other.  If you want to make a recipe over and over you had better use weights not volume measurements and grams is more finite then ounces. my two cents.

    And like Chalee asked, without using a weight measurement you can end up with some salty or unsafe meat if you switch salts.
     
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2010

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