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Old 10-28-2008, 08:06 PM   #1
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Default Conversions and volumes of ingrdients?

I need some idea of what my ingredients come out in volume since I don't have a scale. For instance how many cups is 500gr of maltodextrine or dextrose? How many cups is a pound of DME or LME? Anyone know a convenient source online?

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Old 10-28-2008, 08:36 PM   #2
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I think you can buy the amounts you need. I bought my DME in a 3 # bag.

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Old 10-28-2008, 08:42 PM   #3
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That's really a bad way to measure. Many ingredients can be compacted. Once compacted they'll actually be over in weight.

My best advice here is to get a scale.

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Old 10-28-2008, 09:25 PM   #4
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Yeah cups are for cakes and flour, I can pound a bunch of stuff into a cup and it will weigh a lot!

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You simply should NOT convert weight to volume, for the reasons already mentioned. Even priming sugar is sold by weight, not volume...and the people that measure by volume are usually the ones complaining about inconsistent carbonation. I.e. 'this batch has too much fizz...the last one didn't have enough, but I used the same 2/3cup of dextrose'.

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Old 10-28-2008, 10:20 PM   #6
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...but I used the same 2/3cup of dextrose'.
actually it's 3/4 cup
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buy a cheapo analog scale if nothing else. It should only cost you $5 or so.

Or just search the threads for ebay scales. There's one that's like $15 and it supposedly really good.

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Old 10-29-2008, 01:59 PM   #8
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Skip the analog scale...go digital...

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If you brew, you should have a digital scale. It's also good for checking the letters for postage.

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