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#### joe1515

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##### Help with Measuring Fresh Yeast for Starter
« on: September 14, 2017, 09:00:35 PM »
I am making a starter for my dough this weekend and my palm scale has not arrived yet from amazon and my current scale only registers to 0 grams. The recipe calls for 0.36 grams of fresh yeast. Any ideas on the best way for me to measure 0.36 grams without a correct scale?

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##### Re: Help with Measuring Fresh Yeast for Starter
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2017, 01:00:58 AM »
What you are saying is that your scale only weighs in whole gram weight increments, is that correct?  The way I do it is to multiply the weight needed by 10 so 10 X .36 = 3.6-grams. Suspend this 3.6-grams of CY in 10-ounces of cold water (suspend the yeast by stirring vigorously or shaking well) then weigh out 1-ounce of the yeast suspension and you'll have your 0.36-gram weight of CY.
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##### Re: Help with Measuring Fresh Yeast for Starter
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2017, 06:09:04 AM »
What you are saying is that your scale only weighs in whole gram weight increments, is that correct?  The way I do it is to multiply the weight needed by 10 so 10 X .36 = 3.6-grams. Suspend this 3.6-grams of CY in 10-ounces of cold water (suspend the yeast by stirring vigorously or shaking well) then weigh out 1-ounce of the yeast suspension and you'll have your 0.36-gram weight of CY.
Tom Lehmann/The Dough Doctor

Yes exactly correct.  What do you mean by "CY" cake yeast?
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##### Re: Help with Measuring Fresh Yeast for Starter
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#### joe1515

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##### Re: Help with Measuring Fresh Yeast for Starter
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#### Pete-zza

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##### Re: Help with Measuring Fresh Yeast for Starter
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2017, 09:01:42 AM »