I'll hand it to you folks on this one. For the life of me I can't understand why the US hasn't gone metric. It's JUST.PLAIN.EASIER!
It is for a lot of folks. For me… I just convert.
I've worked both systems for so long in so many ways, I've got most conversions down to reasonably accurate guesses. Butt...let's see. 8.64 lbs/gallon, 136 gallons, plus the barrel weight is...well over half a ton. Think I'll need a pallet jack for that beast.
The 2nd smallest unit comes in handy when talking to the cop who stopped you for 'Driving Under the Influence'."How much have you had to drink today ?""Not too firkin much ..."