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Offline weemis

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Measuring Small Amounts of Yeast
« on: September 18, 2012, 12:24:47 PM »
There is a pretty easy way to measure out very small amounts of yeast. Say you want 0.1g, dissolve 1g yeast in 99g water and take 10g of the resulting mixture. It will have .1g yeast and 9.8g water. If you want finer precision, dissolve 2g yeast in 198g water. Each g of the resulting mixture will have 0.01g yeast and 0.99g water.

If your scale can measure to 0.1g, you can theoretically use this method to measure to 0.001g precision or even better. Don't forget to account for the water that comes with the yeast in the formula.

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Re: Measuring Small Amounts of Yeast
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2012, 03:20:37 PM »
What I've done to get a consistent .05 is
a: measure 1g, divide in 1/2 to .5, divide again to .25, divide in 1/5ths to get .05. 
b. take a strip of alumnium from a can.  Indent a little bowl in it using a round tip finishing punch and hammer just big enough to hold the result from step a.  Then don't lose it, or you'll have to do all that tedious measuring again  :P

Maybe not that precise, but does it really have to be?
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Re: Measuring Small Amounts of Yeast
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2012, 11:59:44 AM »
add this to the list of measuring small amounts of yeast:
http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,5583.msg47264.html#msg47264
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