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  1. foodguy

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     I am converting a recipe for 8 people to a recipe for 225. The recipe calls for a 15.5oz can and I don't know how to convert it to a #10 can. Does anyone know how to convert it.  Food guy
     
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  2. french fries

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    16 oz in a pound, so in a 10# can you'll have just about 10x portions of 15.5oz.
     
  3. petemccracken

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    Can Size Number



    Approximate
    Volume of Food



    Approximate
    Weight of Food



    No. 1 picnic

    1 1/4 cups

    10 1/2 to 12 ounces

    No. 300

    1 3/4 cups

    14 to 16 ounces

    No. 303

    2 cups

    16 to 17 ounces

    No. 2

    2 1/2 cups

    20 ounces

    No. 2 1/2

    3 1/2 cups

    27 to 29 ounces

    No. 3

    5 3/4 cups

    51 ounces

    No. 10

    3 quarts

    6 1/2 pounds to
    7 pounds and 5 ounces

     
  4. french fries

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    Sorry, I misinterpreted #10 as 10#...
     
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  5. kyheirloomer

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    In the U.S., #300 and # 2 1/2 are the commonest sizes, with #10 pretty much confined to bulk foods and commercial usage---although it used to be more common at the retail level, when families were larger.

    Given the on-going trend of lowering quantitites to avoid the appearance of a price hike, you can pretty much count on quantities being at, or a bit below, the ranges on Pete's chart. For instance, 12.5 ounces is getting fairly common as the net weight in #300 cans.
     
  6. foodguy

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    Thanks to all for the information. I found out that not all #10 cans have the same weight.

    Food guy
     
  7. kyheirloomer

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    The wouldn't have, even before packers started playing games. Keep in mind the weight/volume figures are based on water. Anything more or less dense will have a different net weight.
     
  8. pete

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    As a rough estimate, a #10 holds approximately 3 quarts, the weight of which will vary greatly depending on the item inside (chow mein noodles weigh a lot less than a #10 can of tomato paste).  I would get a volume measure of your 15.5 oz can and do the math from there.  It won't be perfect, but it will get you in the ballpark.