Enter the amount of water and grits into the calculator to determine the water-to-grits ratio.

Water To Grits Ratio Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the water to grits ratio.

WR = W / G


  • WR is the water to grits ratio W is the amount of water (in cups) G is the amount of grits (in cups)

To calculate the water to grits ratio, divide the amount of water by the amount of grits. This will give you the ratio of water to grits you need for your recipe.

What is a Water To Grits Ratio?

A Water to Grits Ratio refers to the amount of water used in comparison to the amount of grits when cooking this particular dish. This ratio is crucial as it determines the texture and consistency of the cooked grits. Too much water can make the grits too thin and runny, while too little water can make them thick and lumpy. The standard ratio is usually 4:1, meaning four cups of water for every one cup of grits, but it can vary depending on personal preference and the type of grits used.

How to Calculate Water To Grits Ratio?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Water To Grits Ratio.

  1. First, determine the amount of water (W) in cups.
  2. Next, determine the amount of grits (G) in cups.
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = WR = W / G.
  4. Finally, calculate the Water To Grits Ratio.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

amount of water (W) = 8 cups

amount of grits (G) = 2 cups