Homemade Scale

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By Bobby (Bobby) on Friday, November 09, 2001 - 12:15 am:

Ok I harvested my first batch and they are pretty dry by know. There is a party in 2 weeks that me and some friends are going too. I want to take some shrooms to this party, but I want to test them out first(tonight). My problem is I don't have a scale to measure the grams that I am going to eat tonight. Can you guys help me out with an average weight of say a 3 inch shroom(dry). Some how I need to know how much I am about to eat. Any suggestions would be great.

By Timothy Leary (Timothyleary) on Friday, November 09, 2001 - 12:44 am:

In waverider's own words:

"We used a quarter and made a rough scale when we first started our hobby. Use a coat hanger to make a balance. Put a qtr in a baggie and clip it to one side. Put shrooms in another baggie clipped to the other side. Balance the two sides. The qtr weighs about 2 g's if I recall correctly. It works in a pinch if you're not worried about extreme accuracy. "

By Timothy Leary (Timothyleary) on Friday, November 09, 2001 - 12:46 am:

and Quote:

"a variant on waverider's suggestion.
instead of a coin in the baggie to balance,
use water measured by an old syringe.
1 cc of water = 1 gram."

either way will work


By Lichen (Lichen) on Friday, November 09, 2001 - 12:49 am:

actually a quarter weighs 5.67g, so that's not accurate, so sorry. Here's another way. Are you familiar with pot? Do you know how much it takes to roll a joint? A fat dube takes about a gram. So crush the shrooms in your hand. Make a pile that looks like a dube's worth, and you have agram.

By XUnkyHerbX (Notapplicable) on Sunday, November 11, 2001 - 01:56 pm:

Ummm.. Why not just use quotes 1cc of water is 1gram? Why find other ways, with a one that will work right in front of you?

By jim brown (Shrhobbyist) on Sunday, November 11, 2001 - 08:10 pm:

What if you don't have a syringe or 1cc measurement device handy? I was just curious as to paper clips having a uniform weight by size, not necessarily for weighing anything.

By Lichen (Lichen) on Sunday, November 11, 2001 - 11:05 pm:

the best standard for weight in common articles is US coins. A nickel weighs precisely five grams, a dime weighs 2.268, and a quarter weighs 5.76g. They are all exactly the same and don't change

By Brad (Raze) on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 03:19 am:

I want to try building my own scale. If my first batch of shrooms is successul I will invest in a PC and scale. But I dont want to invest way too much, I'm supersticious and am affraid that will make me fail in this.

So out of using say like dixie cups, and the fact that 1mL of water is 1g, how can I construct a scale?
I was thinking that it'd be either a balance type, or some sort of pully design, just have no clue how to set it up right. Any tips?

By XUnkyHerbX (Notapplicable) on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 11:00 pm:

Eh, use a nail in a wall, a balance(the thing to tell you its straight with a bubble in water), a hanger, string and 2 ziploc bags... you should be able to make it given the ingredients.

By quote: (Quote) on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 - 02:46 pm:

how about a coat hanger on a nail, the cups affixed at each end by string, put shrooms in one cup then fill the other with water until balanced...

By Chris (Stuckonk) on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 - 08:10 pm:

making your own scale would be pretty hard. they sell little hand scales for $1.50 at like a staples, or office max.

By Sparks (Sparks) on Monday, December 10, 2001 - 05:40 pm:

I do not have a way of weighing any shrooms yet but am curious on what a 4" shoom might weighs the girth was about half an inch all wet, Thanks

By jim brown (Shrhobbyist) on Monday, December 10, 2001 - 10:42 pm:

Mybe 5 grams wet (.5g dry). Give or take a little, its difficult to say.

By Cbee (Cbee) on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 - 12:18 am:

search for home made scales, or buy one for 30 bucks.. not expensive and well worth it in this hobby!

By jack cracker (Cptcracker) on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 - 04:03 am:

a letter scale works ok in a pinch, and very portable. about $2.49 at a stationary store, but they are everywhere! $1.89 at the convienience store on the corner...

By jim brown (Shrhobbyist) on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 - 07:11 am:

A letter scale won't be very much help to measure a 4" shroom, though. Only for an eighth or more.