Using a Scale To Measure Seasoning for Smaller Batches


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    WaltonsTV: Using a Scale to Measure Seasoning

    Meat Hacks: Using a Scale To Measure Seasoning for Smaller Batches

    Learn how to breakdown a bag a seasoning for smaller batches. Watch the full video below, read the highlights here, and then post your comments or questions below.

    Why Use a Scale to Measure Out Seasonings & Spices

    Using a scale is very important and extremely helpful when measuring out individual seasonings and spices, to be very accurate and precise and consistent in your sausage making.

    How to Use a Scale to Measure Seasoning for Smaller Batches

    Supreme Pizza Bratwurst Seasoning comes in a package that is meant to season 25 lb of meat, but what if you only want to make 5 lb of bratwursts?
    Simply follow a couple simple calculations and use a scale to weigh out exactly how much seasoning to use.
    In our example below, we used the Supreme Pizza Bratwurst Seasoning which contains 1.125 lb of seasoning and is meant to be used with 25 lb of meat, but we’ll divide it out to make only a 5 lb batch of sausage.

    1. Take the weight of the seasoning and divide it by the number of pounds it is meant to season - 1.125 / 25 = 0.045
    2. Take the result from step 1 and multiply it by the number of pounds you want to make - 0.045 x 5 = 0.225
    3. The result from step 2 is your weight of seasoning to use, so simply weigh out 0.225 lb using a scale
    4. Or, convert your weight to ounces by multiplying it by 16 (0.225 x 16 = 3.6 oz) and weigh out 3.6 oz using a scale

    What Kind of Scales are Available?

    There are so many different types of scales available. Check out the entire selection of scales at waltonsinc.com
    Walton’s favorite scale to use in the kitchen for measuring small portions of seasoning and spices is the Compact Digital Kitchen Scale, and it is available for less than $20.

    So if you want to make the most consistent product, always measure out seasonings and spices using a scale. And to measure out seasoning for smaller batches, simply take the weight of the seasoning, divide it by the pounds of meat it is meant for, and multiple it by the number of pounds you want to make!

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  • @Austin Is there a way to use volume measurements rather than weighing the spices?
    ie. a Tablespoon of cure equals one ounce?
    Thank you!


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    @Jack
    It would have to be manually calculated for every seasoning blend, and it isn’t very feasible for us to keep track and maintain that info on every item. Volumetric just isn’t as accurate as by weight and volume can vary a bit. One could come up with an approximation for many items though. For example, for cure, we say that Sure Cure has 6 teaspoons in 1 ounce.
    If you have a specific request on calculating the amount for a specific seasoning blend, let us know and we’ll see what we can come up with.



  • @Austin Thanks Austin!



  • Great info…Thanks


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