small measurements - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > small measurements

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-30-2009, 06:29 PM   #1
killian
Recipes 
 
Apr 2007
western/central new york
Posts: 1,509
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts



I'm trying to figure out how to measure 1/5th of 1/4 tsp. I think I'm going to have to buy a new scale, my scale only measures in grams.
__________________
damn I gotta brew something


 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2009, 06:36 PM   #2
bradsul
Flyfisherman/brewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
bradsul's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2006
Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,898
Liked 32 Times on 25 Posts


Pretty tough to measure volume with a scale, so I can see your dilemma.

1/5 and 1/4 teaspoons are such tiny amounts, depending on what ingredient it is you could probably just eyeball it. I have a measuring spoon set that has a 1/4tsp measure though, so I'm sure you can find them if you look around (though not 1/5tsp I'm sure).
__________________
Brad
Canadian Brewers Unite!


Projects: Sylvania Kegerator Conversion, Tower Cooling, Grain Milling Station

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2009, 06:37 PM   #3
Homercidal
Licensed Sensual Massage Therapist.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
 
Homercidal's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Reed City, MI
Posts: 31,952
Liked 5179 Times on 3510 Posts


1/5th of a 1/4 tsp? 5 grains...
__________________
Day after day, it reappears. Night after night my heartbeat shows the fear. Ghosts appear and fade away. Come back another day.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2009, 06:41 PM   #4
beerkrump
 
beerkrump's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2009
Triune, TN
Posts: 2,113
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts


Teaspoons are volume and grams are mass. Plus, if you have a scale that measures to 1 gram accurately, that is equivalent to about 1/28th of an ounce. That's pretty small.

Is what you are measuring liquid? One drop of H2O is about 0.05 ml. There are about 5 ml in a tsp. That would mean you are looking for about 1/4 of a ml. So, about 4-6 drops should get you there.

What are you measuring in that small of an increment? Are you trying to work out olllllllo's one bottle brew?

Reason: content

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2009, 06:49 AM   #5
killian
Recipes 
 
Apr 2007
western/central new york
Posts: 1,509
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Homercidal View Post
1/5th of a 1/4 tsp? 5 grains...
thats about what I was thinking but thats pretty tough to do. I'm trying to measure a fermaid k addition for a 1 gallon mead recipe I'm working on. I think I'm gonna need less than a gram
__________________
damn I gotta brew something


 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2009, 08:08 AM   #6
Zen_Brew
 
Zen_Brew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2009
Seattle
Posts: 1,864
Liked 23 Times on 23 Posts


Accurate milligram scales can start to get pricy.
So if the amount is not absolutely critical. You could measure out your 1/4 tsp. Dump it out on a flat surface. The easy way would be take a razor blade and divide it in half, than take each half and divide that in half again. That gets you ballpark 1/4 of 1/4tsp. You could achieve the same result measuring 1/8tsp and then dumping it and dividing it in half. Is the amount of nutrient that critical, or can the yeasties benefit from a bit extra?
__________________
Primary: German Hef, Belgian IPA, Scottish 80, Belgian Dubbel
On Tap: Oatmeal Stout, Vanilla Oatmeal Stout, Belgian Dark Strong, Munich Dunkel, Dunkel Weizen, Oktoberfest, Bock, IPA, Black IPA, English IPA, Pale Ale

Using the mind to look for reality is delusion. Using your senses to look for reality is awareness.

"One time I was so desperate for a beer I snuck into the football stadium and ate the dirt under the bleachers." Homer Simpson

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Hoppiness

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2009, 02:16 PM   #7
killian
Recipes 
 
Apr 2007
western/central new york
Posts: 1,509
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts


I think that might be the best way to go.
__________________
damn I gotta brew something

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
conversion by IG/SG measurements docmoran All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 1 03-23-2009 04:53 PM
using open small fridge to cool small insulated closet? Budzu Fermenters 16 03-18-2009 10:05 PM
gallon measurements killian Equipment/Sanitation 16 03-06-2009 07:43 PM
Ale pail measurements are off! jmulligan General Techniques 22 12-17-2007 09:23 PM
Gravity measurements frothdaddy Extract Brewing 7 08-23-2007 04:59 PM


Forum Jump