I think, as you pursue an interest you try to use tools appropriate to your needs and budget, OK, the pizza Party oven was a tough sell, but the scales are amazingly cheap on line and take a good part of the guesswork out of the "what went wrongs" that come up. I had not envisioned measuring such small amounts of yeast, especially because we are two retirees so only make a couple of balls at a time. I loved Omid's recounting giving his practice pizzas away to people who may need some food, here it would take me a long time to find a neighbour, so fresh! Might not happen.
Thank you all for the conversations, - informative and helpful