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ouch
11-07-2008, 02:04 PM
I received some sample Haiwan mini tuos with my last order. These things are supposed to be 5g, but they look really small compared to the amount of leaf I'm accustomed to using. I think I've been using an amount equal to about three of these. :eek:

I'm going to have to do things a bit more scientifically in the future. Anyone try these?

R-James
11-07-2008, 02:09 PM
I will be watching this thread, I have used kitchen scales up to now but I think they may be a little less than accurate considering how composted some of my shu has been tasting recently.

superbleu
11-07-2008, 02:16 PM
I received some sample Haiwan mini tuos with my last order. These things are supposed to be 5g, but they look really small compared to the amount of leaf I'm accustomed to using. I think I've been using an amount equal to about three of these. :eek:

I'm going to have to do things a bit more scientifically in the future. Anyone try these?

Send it to me, I can weigh it to the nearest 0.00000 grams.

ouch
11-07-2008, 02:18 PM
Send it to me, I can weigh it to the nearest 0.00000 grams.

No thanks. I already fell for that when Nick said he could tell me how much I had left in my bottle of cognac.

Etoyoc_Rebmos
11-07-2008, 02:53 PM
Being a science teacher, I have access to a number of electronic scales. They are quite handy to have so I have one at home as well. I use exactly 35g of coffee each day, I record the mass of my pet birds, I use to accurately weigh out servings, etc... Much better than the typical kitchen spring scale.

But then again, I have walked into a hobby store carrying electronic balances and calipers because I am on the search for very specific density balsa wood for aircraft....

Etoyoc_Rebmos
11-07-2008, 03:14 PM
As a matter of mass comparison, a sheet of typical printer paper has a mass of about 4.6g,

stobes21
11-07-2008, 03:29 PM
Try picking up a scale used for ammunition reloading. Something like this. (http://cgi.ebay.com/RCBS-Model-5-0-2-Reloading-Scales-09069_W0QQitemZ400005745552QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_D efaultDomain_0?hash=item400005745552&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2|65%3A1|39%3A1|240%3A1318) You can get them on the bay for pretty cheap. (manual scales are cheaper than the digital ones). They measure in grains rather than grams, but it is easy enough to convert (5 grams = 77 grains). They will be a lot more accurate than any kitchen scale for small weights.

ouch
11-07-2008, 05:50 PM
Being a science teacher, I have access to a number of electronic scales. They are quite handy to have so I have one at home as well. I use exactly 35g of coffee each day, I record the mass of my pet birds, I use to accurately weigh out servings, etc...

So when you use the bathroom at somber coyote's house, remember to get a receipt.






Thanks, Doug Adams!

RichGem
11-07-2008, 05:52 PM
As a matter of mass comparison, a sheet of typical printer paper has a mass of about 4.6g,

and, IIRC, a small (standard office sized) paperclip weighs just under 1g.

Etoyoc_Rebmos
11-07-2008, 06:06 PM
I record the mass of my pet birds, I use to accurately weigh out servings, etc... Much better than the typical kitchen spring scale.


To clarify... I do not use the pet birds as servings.. That should have been two sentences. I measure the birds to keep track of their health. I measure my food servings to help me keep my health. I know.. it is anal, but having lost 100 pounds, I will be anal.

BTW: Thanks ouch, I didn't know I was worried about the combined erosional effects of space travelers. Maybe I should be looking at some of the other recent threads...

crankymoose
11-08-2008, 05:13 AM
For cooking a proper scale is a necessity I have bought a couple scales from http://www.balances.com/

sphughes
11-08-2008, 06:29 AM
I have used this for a couple of years and it works really well. Does volume and fine measuring with great accuracy. I have been weighing 4-7 gram units for my tea and a typical 250 gram amount for coffee roasting. Ted O'Pudgini also had some good things to say about it as I recall.

http://www.myweigh.com/scales/medium-scales/i5000h-ecoplastic

-Scott

Phog Allen
11-08-2008, 07:26 AM
Hey Jay. I remembered the girls over on "the whisk"(soapers forum) highly recommending the My Weigh scales. They all bought most of their stuff from either http://www.affordablescales.com/
or http://www.oldwillknottscales.com/

I will warn you now, the choices are staggering. I think the model the soapers used the most was the My Weigh KD600. This will do either lbs or grams and it will do quite a lot of weight too. I think the calibration is good enough to weigh down to fractions of grams and it has a tare feature. I like a tare feature on a scale. You add your measuring vessel and hit tare. The scale re zeros and you keep adding ingredients or whatever and hit tare each time. Nice way to get exact measurements when baking. Plus one on gun powder scales too if you are doing only finely measured items. Those scales are VERY exacting.

Regards, Todd

Rorschuck
11-08-2008, 08:44 AM
But then again, I have walked into a hobby store carrying electronic balances and calipers because I am on the search for very specific density balsa wood for aircraft....

Cool! I walk into backpacking supply places with a scale, too, being a backpacking gram-weenie.

Proinsias
11-08-2008, 10:08 AM
no you don't

ouch
11-08-2008, 10:15 AM
no you don't

I think you're right.

john.crissman
11-08-2008, 10:18 AM
So when you use the bathroom at somber coyote's house, remember to get a receipt.

Thanks, Doug Adams!

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cybrok
11-08-2008, 11:07 AM
If you want cheap, try those shops where people sell ...cough... grass... cough, smoking accessories. They probably have balances designed for that range.

expatCanuck
11-08-2008, 12:42 PM
I've used 50g and 100g escali Liberta models happily enough.
Bought some glass petri dishes on the 'bay to keep the tea from running all over the place.

thirdeye
11-08-2008, 12:51 PM
If you want cheap, try those shops where people sell ...cough... grass... cough, smoking accessories. They probably have balances designed for that range.

I forgot where I packed mine....:biggrin:

Hey, it was 30 years ago....:lol::lol::lol:

Hobbesoxon
11-09-2008, 05:29 AM
Oh, you crazy scale-users.

If it's too weak, add more leaf; if it's too strong, use less! :chinese:


Toodlepip,

Hobbes

joel
11-09-2008, 06:29 AM
Jay - Gorilla Scales (http://www.gorillascales.com/) have a bunch of very small, accurate and shockingly inexpensive scales.

Hope this helps...

ouch
11-09-2008, 07:25 PM
Thanks for all the great suggestions, but I think I'm going to stick with the low tech method, as it will force me to pay more attention while I'm brewing.

Doc4
11-12-2008, 11:41 AM
To clarify... I do not use the pet birds as servings.. That should have been two sentences. I measure the birds to keep track of their health. I measure my food servings to help me keep my health. I know.. it is anal, but having lost 100 pounds, I will be anal.

BTW: Thanks ouch, I didn't know I was worried about the combined erosional effects of space travelers. Maybe I should be looking at some of the other recent threads...

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Okay, when I started reading this post, I thought ... dang, there goes my "2.78 grams of budgie stew" joke.

Now I have to wonder ... just what was he weighing on that scale, to figure out that he lost 100 lbs anally.

sol92258
11-12-2008, 12:16 PM
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Okay, when I started reading this post, I thought ... dang, there goes my "2.78 grams of budgie stew" joke.

Now I have to wonder ... just what was he weighing on that scale, to figure out that he lost 100 lbs anally.
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Etoyoc_Rebmos
11-12-2008, 04:32 PM
Now, I don't mind being the "butt" of jokes anymore than the next guy... but...

but...

yeah... I don't know what to say about that one...