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Converting measurements is a vital skill to have in a kitchen. Whether you’re cooking with cannabis at home or in a commercial setting, you might need to make fewer or more servings than a recipe calls for.
Liters and gallons are common liquid measurements used in cooking. Knowing how to convert between the two can help you create delicious edibles at scale.
Converting liters to gallons is easier than you think. You don’t need to be a math whiz to determine the liter or gallon equivalents of a liquid’s volume.
Here, we cover the differences between imperial and metric systems and provide simple formulas to convert liters to gallons or vice versa. Let’s find out how many liters are in a gallon.
TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read): There are 3.785411784 liters in a gallon.
Cannabis cooking often involves measuring different dry and wet ingredients. Liquid ingredients include syrups, honey, water, oils, stock, wine, milk, fruit juices, and more. Measuring spoons and cups help you use the correct amounts of each ingredient in the recipe.
How does volume come into play in cooking edibles?
All objects take up space, which is measured in volume. Volume, also known as an object’s capacity, refers to the amount of space an object or substance occupies or that is enclosed within a container.
Liquid volume refers to the amount of liquid within a container. Volume is used in nearly all recipes, whether it’s the amount of oil used to make infused brownies or the chicken broth used to make a hearty and intoxicating soup.
Liquid volume can be measured with metric units, including milliliters (ml), centiliters (cl), liters (l), and kiloliters (kl). Liquids can also be measured with US customary and U.K. imperial units that use fluid ounces (fl oz), cups (c), pints (pt), quarts (qt), and liquid gallons (gal).
Knowing how to convert liquid volume measurements is critical in any kitchen and bakery. Let’s find out more about the different systems of measurement used worldwide.
Most countries use the international system of units, also known as the metric system. However, the United States uses its own US customary system of measurements, based on the British imperial system.
Although the US and imperial system use the same units of measurement (fl oz, c, pt, qt, and gal), the number of ounces in each unit is larger in the imperial system. For example, one imperial gallon equals 160 fl oz, while a US gallon equals 128 fl oz.
Many liquid ingredients include the US customary units and their metric conversions to milliliters. For example, a 16 fl oz bottle of olive oil is equivalent to 473 ml, 0.473 liters, or 0.124953 gallons.
If you’re working on a recipe that requires you to convert liters to gallons, you’d be converting a metric unit into a US customary unit of volume.
A liter is a unit of volume in the international standard or metric system of measurement. It’s used to measure various liquid volumes but can also measure non-liquid volumes, including backpacks, car trunks, and refrigerators, as well as fuel (outside of the US).
According to Merriam Webster, a liter is a “metric unit of capacity equal to one cubic decimeter.”
In a cubic decimeter (equal to one liter), there are 1,000 cubic centimeters (cc). In the US, cubic centimeters are generally used in the automotive and medical fields.
From 1901-1964, liters were defined as the volume in 1 kilogram of water at standard pressure and peak density. However, due to various factors that can affect the mass-volume relationship of water, the definition was changed back to the previous and current definition.
Gallon units of measurement are used to measure liquid capacity in US customary and imperial systems of measurement. US gallons are 3.785 liters, while imperial gallons are 4.54609 liters.
According to Merriam Webster, a gallon is “a unit of liquid capacity equal to 231 cubic inches or four quarts.”
Both systems divide gallons into four quarts. Four quarts are divided into two pints, and two pints are divided into two cups.
In the US, gallons are used to measure large containers, including cartons of milk and tubs of ice cream, as well as to express fuel volumes.
For many recipes, gallon units of measurement are too big. Nevertheless, it’s important to understand these units of measurement and know how to convert units.
An imperial gallon, also known as a UK gallon, is used in many countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and some Caribbean countries.
An imperial gallon equals four imperial quarts, 4.54609 liters, or 277.42 cubic inches. An imperial fluid ounce equals 1/160 of an imperial gallon.
Under the definition of an imperial gallon, there are 4.54609 liters when the water’s temperature is about 62º F or 17º C.
The US customary system of measurements uses US liquid gallons as a unit of measurement. A US liquid gallon equals 3.7854 liters. At 10º C, a US gallon weighs 3.78 kilograms or 8.34 pounds. A US gallon is about 16.6 percent smaller than the imperial gallon.
A US dry gallon, also known as a grain or corn gallon, is based on an old British dry measure of volume that weighs 268.8025 cubic inches or 4.405 liters. The US fluid gallon is about 14.1% smaller than the dry gallon. The imperial gallon is about 3.2% larger than the dry gallon.
One of the most common questions on Google about liter conversions is, “how many liters are in a gallon?” When making cannabis edibles, this may come up if you’re working with liquid ingredients.
Generally, there are 3.785411784 liters in one gallon. However, this can vary depending on the type of gallon: US dry, US liquid, or imperial gallon. There are 4.54 liters in an imperial gallon and 4.405 liters in a US dry gallon.
Liters = (Amount of gallons) x 3.785411784
There are 0.26417205235 gallons in one liter.
Gallons = (Amount of liters) ÷ 3.785411784
Converting liters to liquid gallons is easy. Here’s how to approach these conversions. There are 3.785411784 liters in a gallon, so you’d have to divide the number of liters by 3.785411784 to determine its gallon equivalent.
Use this formula when converting liters to gallons:
Gallons = Liters ÷ 3.785411784
1 ÷ 3.785411784 = 0.26417205235 gallons
5 ÷ 3.785411784 = 1.32086026179 gallons
7 ÷ 3.785411784 = 1.84920436651 gallons
10 ÷ 3.785411784 = 2.64172052358 gallons
25 ÷ 3.785411784 = 6.60430130895 gallons
When measuring liquid capacity, you may need to convert gallons to liters. Since there are 3.785411784 liters in a gallon, you can multiply the number of gallons by this number to convert them into liters.
Use this formula when converting gallons to liters:
Liters = Gallons x 3.785411784
2 gallons x 3.785411784 = 7.570823568 liters
5 gallons x 3.785411784 = 18.92705892 liters
10 gallons x 3.785411784 = 37.85411784 liters
12 gallons x 3.785411784 = 45.424941408 liters
25 gallons x 3.785411784 = 94.6352946 liters
When cooking with cannabis, you may need to convert liters and gallons to their teaspoon, tablespoon, fluid ounce, cup, pint, or quart equivalent. Use this chart to easily convert liquids and gallons to these units or vice versa.
For example, if you want to convert one teaspoon into its gallon equivalent, you’d have to divide 1 by 768 (the number of teaspoons in one US liquid gallon). The result is 0.00130208333 gallons.
|1 US Gallon||1 Liter|
Converting liters to gallons is easy with our handy liter-to-gallon conversion table.
Looking for an easy way to convert gallons to liters? Refer to our gallon-to-liter conversion table.
In the US, most liquids are measured in ounces or gallons, and they may include their milliliter equivalent, although there are some liquid products measured in liters.
Here, we provide a short list of liquid products availabl in liter sizes. Keep in mind that not all of these products always come in liters.
- Water bottle
- Electrolyte solution
- Extra virgin olive oil bottle
- Cocktail mix
- Liquid nutrients for gardening
- Drink syrup
- Motor oil
- Hand sanitizer
To measure liters and gallons properly, you need the right measuring tools for dry and liquid ingredients. Measuring tools include tablespoons, teaspoons, and measuring cups. A kitchen scale can help measure ounces and grams.
Converting from one unit of measurement to another can be confusing for beginners. We hope our formulas, examples, and conversion tables (listed above) can help you easily convert liters to gallons or gallons to liters.
For all your other questions about volume conversions, we have compiled a list of the internet’s most frequently asked questions about liters and gallons.
People from outside the United States commonly ask, “how many litres in an American gallon?” There are 3.78541 liters in a US gallon.
There are 4.54609 litres in an imperial gallon.
Wondering how many liters in half gallon? There are 1.89270589 liters in a half gallon.
If you’re wondering how many liters are in a quart, there are 0.946353 liters in a US liquid quart.
Many search for “how many ounces in 2 liters” or “how many ounces are 2 liters.” The answer is 67.628 fluid ounces.
According to health experts, people must drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. How does this translate to liters? Eight 8-ounce glasses of water equal about 2 liters or half a gallon of water per day.
It’s important to know how many liters of blood are in the body. The amount of blood in the human body depends on a person’s weight, sex, and size. On average, the human body has about 5 liters of circulating blood, which accounts for about 7 percent of body weight.
Wondering how many liters in a pint? There are 0.473176 liters in a pint.
There are 0.236588 liters in a cup.
There are 50.721 fluid ounces in 1.5 liters.
Many people Google search for “how many cups in 2 liters?” The answer is 8.45351 cups.
There are 0.473176 liters in two cups.
There are 101.442 fluid ounces in 3 liters.
Five gallons equals 18.92705892 liters.
Two gallons equals 7.570823568 liters.
If you want to know how many ounces are in 4 liters, there are 135.256 fluid ounces in 4 liters.
There are 6.34013 cups in 1.5 liters.
There are 0.792516 gallons in three liters.
There are 0.236588 liters in one cup of water.
There are 3.785411784 liters in a gallon of water.
There are 11.356235352 liters in three gallons.
Wondering how many liters are in a milliliter? There are 0.001 liters in a milliliter.
There are 0.45359237 liters in a pound.
There are 1.89271 liters in two US liquid quarts.
There are 1,750 milliliters in 1.75 liters.
There are 59.17454 ounces in 1.75 liters.
There are 91.2979 ounces in 2.7 liters.
A standard water bottle has 16.9 ounces. Two liters is equivalent to four water bottles.
There are 1.89271 liters in 64 fluid ounces.
There are 0.946353 liters in 4 cups.
Interested to know how many cups in 4 liters? There are 16.907 cups in 4 liters.
There are 2.64172 gallons in 10 liters.
There are 13.2086 gallons in 50 liters.
Thirty-two ounces is equal to 0.946353 liters.
Seven hundred and fifty milliliters is equal to 0.75 liters.
A standard handle of liquor contains 1.75 liters. A single shot is equal to 1.5 ounces or 44 mL, although this can change depending on your location. In a 1.75-liter bottle of liquor, there are 40 1.5-ounce shots.
The standard wine bottle contains 750 milliliters. Since there are 1,000 milliliters in a liter, there are 0.75 liters in a standard wine bottle. A magnum-sized wine bottle is equivalent to two standard wine bottles, containing 1.5 liters.
Twenty liters is equal to 5.28344 gallons.
Forty-five liters is equal to 11.8877 gallons.
Thirty liters is equal to 7.92516 gallons.
Thirty gallons is equal to 49.2104 liters.
Six liters is equal to 1.58503 gallons.
Forty liters is equal to 10.5669 gallons.
Fifteen liters is equal to 3.96258 gallons.
Sixty liters is equal to 15.8503 gallons.
There are 3.785 liters in a gallon of gas.
Eight liters is equal to 2.11338 gallons.
There are 4.5 liters in a Canadian gallon.
Twelve liters is equivalent to 3.17006 gallons.
There are 4.54609 litres in a UK gallon of petrol.
Seven liters equals 1.8492 gallons.
One thousand liters is equal to 264.172 gallons.
There are 4.54609 liters in a gallon in Ireland.
Eighteen liters is equal to 4.7551 liters.
Sixteen liters is equal to 4.22675 gallons.
Two hundred liters is equal to 52.8344 gallons.
There are 3.78541 liters in a gallon of milk.
There are 0.977437 gallons in 3.7 liters.
There are 9.46353 liters in 22.5 gallons.
There are 6.6043 gallons in 25 liters.
There are 3.78541 liters in a gallon of mineral water.
There are 14.5295 gallons in 55 liters.
There are 18.9271 liters in a 5-gallon bucket.
There are 1.18877 gallons in 4.5 liters.
There are 21.1338 gallons in 80 liters.
There are 5.01927 gallons in 19 liters.
There are 113.652 liters in 25 gallons.
There are 27.2765 liters in 6 gallons.
There are 208.198 liters in 55 gallons.
There are 166.5581 liters in a 44-gallon drum.
Forty gallons is equal to 151.416 liters.
There is no difference in definition between “liter” and “litre.” In the US, liter is the standard spelling. Litre is preferred in other English varieties.
Now that you know how to convert liters to gallons and gallons to liters, you can complete various projects. Whether you’re canning goods or measuring fuel for your vehicle, it’s important to understand these standard units of measurement.