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Old 01-09-2012, 12:34 AM   #1
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Does anybody have an idea how much a cup of hop flowers would weigh? My problem is; I have an 8oz bag of Citra hops and I need to be able to measure them by the oz without a scale.

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Old 01-09-2012, 12:37 AM   #2
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You'd have to take into account whether they're pellets or raw hops. The raw (leaf) are bulkier. I finally gave in & got a $20 digital scale at walmart.
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Make a tip scale like the one lady liberty holds. Then Google the weight of coins to make an oz. I know a nickel weights 5 grams hope this helps Chopps

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It may be possible to get close with pellets, but whole hops are going to be pretty close to impossible to measure that way. There's too much variability in compression of the whole cones. You'll be glad you got a scale.

I suppose it would be possible to build a simple beam-balance if you had something of a known weight to balance against. But I'd buy the scale. You'll be glad you did.

EDIT: Joey just said that but with better info. Too slow on the keyboard!

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It may be possible to get close with pellets, but whole hops are going to be pretty close to impossible to measure that way. There's too much variability in compression of the whole cones. You'll be glad you got a scale.

I suppose it would be possible to build a simple beam-balance if you had something of a known weight to balance against. But I'd buy the scale. You'll be glad you did.

EDIT: Joey just said that but with better info. Too slow on the keyboard!
He has a known weight. 8oz of hops. Beam balance till it is 4 and 4, then 2 and 2, then 1 and 1..
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:52 AM   #6
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He has a known weight. 8oz of hops. Beam balance till it is 4 and 4, then 2 and 2, then 1 and 1..
I like it! I would have done something really convoluted and involved. Or just bought a scale!
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:12 AM   #7
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Jeeze you all are right on top of it. I was gonna half it up till I got oz's but I decided to go buy a scale instead.

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