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- Grams are much easier and more accurate for measuring hops and water salts.
- Of course, grams aren’t technically more accurate, a weight is a weight. What I’m saying is they are practically more accurate. For example 14 grams is .493835 ounces. If you have 6 digit precision when using ounces on your scale, whammo, it doesn’t matter much, but a gram scale with 1 digit precision (Example 14.1 grams) is a lot easier to come by and gets you really close with fewer digits to concern yourself with.
- A starter is also easier in metric. Water to DME ratio is always 10 to 1. 1,000 mL (1 L) to 100 grams of DME. Example – Need to make a 1.5 L Starter? You need 150 grams of DME.
- Search Amazon for “Digital Gram Scale”
- Resource Post: Yeast Starters & Fermentation
- Related Categories: Hops, Yeast, Yeast Starters, Fermentation
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