# Ounces to teaspoons

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by bones1948, Jul 20, 2013.

1. ### bones1948Fire Starter

I just received a package of seasoning that say for the sure cure to mix 1 oz of the sure cure to 25 lbs of meats.  I am trying to convert this to teaspoons.  What part of a teaspoon would I use for 1 lb of meat?

Bones

2. ### s2k9kAMNPS Test Group

You use 1 teaspoon (tsp) for 5lbs meat so for 1lb you would use 1/5 tsp but I know you don't have a 1/5 tsp measure so use a 1/4 tsp and don't fill it up, you will just have to eyeball it but make it light.

I bought a gram scale from Amazon for about \$10 and it makes measuring cure and spices a lot easier.

3. ### frogbbqNewbie

The 1oz is a weight and teaspoon is volume. If the measurement was a volume it should be written Fluid ounce or fl oz. Sure you can get close but if you want to make a good sausage consistently use a scale. I have a spice scale which maxs out at 200g and a larger kitchen scale for weighing the meat.
Check amazon for american weigh systems for gram scale and oxo makes a good scale for big bowls.

Go metric and leave the math and fractions out of cooking..... 1gram = .035274oz thats no fun to compute.

4. ### boykjoSausage makerStaff MemberModeratorGroup LeadOTBS Member

No teaspoon there...................1 oz equals 28.3495 grams/25= 1.13398 grams per lb of meat. To be accurate you will need a gram scale. i bought one from harbor freight for about 12 dollars and it works greatGood luck and happy smokingJoe

Last edited: Jul 22, 2013