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Posted 2nd Oct
I have a spare freezer in the garage and the capacity is 60litres

would I be able to fit 100kg of minced chicken in it ? 240 x 400g blocks
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60 litres = 60kg
100 litres = 100kg
In short - NO.
You could however fit 150 x 400g blocks = 60kg = 60 litres.
Edited by: "Toptrumpet" 2nd Oct
Toptrumpet02/10/2019 19:23

60 litres = 60kg100 litres = 100kgIn short - NO.You could fit 150 x 400g …60 litres = 60kg100 litres = 100kgIn short - NO.You could fit 150 x 400g blocks = 60kg = 60 litres


Perfect. Thanks
I'm guessing chicken mince is denser than water, so the calcs may adjust in OPs favour, especially if it's squashed a bit.
AndyRoyd02/10/2019 20:32

I'm guessing chicken mince is denser than water, so the calcs may adjust …I'm guessing chicken mince is denser than water, so the calcs may adjust in OPs favour, especially if it's squashed a bit.


Very good point andy
efc_4ever02/10/2019 19:24

Perfect. Thanks


That's an approximation assuming minced chicken has the same density as water. Meat is made up a lot of water and is often a similar density raw. Although it does tend to become significantly lighter when cooked or otherwise processed, due to moisture loss. Which means more bulk for the same weight.

I'm not sure how dense blocks of minced chicken would be. Are they compacted at all?

The simplest way is just to measure a single 400g block. Stick it in a measuring jug/bowl and see how many millilitres of water is displaces. If it's 250ml they'll take up 60L.

Bear in mind you also need to allow for things not fitting exactly together, if there are gaps at the end of rows or the top then not all of the 60L will be usable so do include some margin for error. If they are exactly 1kg/L then you're not going to get 150 in the fridge but a few less than that.
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