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Tuesday, 27 December 2011

I have a new toy!

summary: a thrilling Christmas present: “precision pocket scale” that measures in tenths of grams!! (click on images to see larger views and more photos)

:hohoho: Santa was here!! Santa was here!! I now have a scale that measures in fractions of grams! :hohoho:

Last year, I was complaining that I couldn’t buy such a scale. One shop-keeper I asked told me that the Canadian government wouldn’t let me buy one. But it turns out the shop-keeper was mistaken. We CAN buy such a scale! (We just needed to know what to ask for and what department to go to… ie: NOT the kitchen department…. :lalala: )

scale This multi-purpose scale is accurate to 1/10 of a gram (0.004 oz) in the 0 to 20g (0.70 oz) range and about 1/2 of 1 percent above that range up to 1kg (2.2 lb), which is the scale limit.

It can be used to measure precious metals, such as the pictured 9ct gold golf championship badge won by C. Arnott of the 5th Royal Scottish Fusiliers Golf Club in 1920

Precision Pocket Scale – Lee Valley Tools

Precious metals! Pffft!! Who wants to measure precious metals? I’m using it to measure yeast! And salt!

And what fun I had today! I put together two starters: one for Susan’s (Wild Yeast) Lemon Anise Snowflakes (so I can use up all that syrup created when candying orange and lemon peel for BBB stollen) and one for fish soup bread for New Year’s Eve’s feast.

Of course, it took far longer to do than it should have because I was having so much fun trying to measure exactly 0.1 gm of yeast.

As it turns out, I didn’t seem to manage that and eeeeeeek the starter for the snowflakes has 0.3 grams of yeast in it! (Heh, now I’ll know what went wrong if the bread doesn’t turn out. :hohoho: :-) :hohoho:)

Thank you, Santa, (you know who you are) for a wonderful new gadget!



  • MyKitchenInHalfCups

    Oh what fun!

  • Natashya

    Congrats! If I knew you were looking – I would have told you where I got mine.
    Good work, Santa!


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