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Re: How big is a drop?

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  • corn_wash
    20 drops = 1ml or 1 drop =.20 ml ... flag
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 2, 2003
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      20 drops = 1ml or 1 drop =.20 ml


      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "waljaco" <waljaco@h...> wrote:
      > In msg 14050 a commercial recipe for 100 litres of Absinthe was
      > scaled down to 1 litre and quantities were given in drops of
      > essential oils.
      > The equivalency measurement was based on -
      > 20 drops = 1ml = 1/5 teaspoon
      > 100 drops = 5ml = 1 tsp.
      > 300 drops = 15ml = 1 tablespoon
      > 600 drops = 30ml = 1 fluid ounce
      > 1ml is approx. equivalent to 1 gram
      >
      > The angelica oil should have been a 1/2 drop which I thought was
      > impractical but it can be done -
      > http://yarchive.net/chem/drop_to_cc.html
      >
      > So strictly, the qty. for peppermint oil, hyssop oil, melissa oil
      > should be 1 drop.
      > For coriander oil, angelica oil the qty. should be 1/2 drop.
      > In practice it is OK, as the qty is so small and the dominating
      > flavors are from aniseed, fennel, wormwood.
      >
      > Looking at various recipes, leads me to think that the angelica and
      > peppermint are optional, and could be substituted with say sweet
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      > and camomile for the added complexity.
      >
      > Wal
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