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What is the most accurate cheap way of repeatably measuring out small quantities of compressible powder?

Get a precision scale. Not the one you posted; it’s way too expensive, since it needs to be both high-capacity and high-precision. Here’s the one I use, and it’s fifteen bucks, and ten times as ...
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What is the most accurate cheap way of repeatably measuring out small quantities of compressible powder?

There is a misconception in your question. You say: I do not really care about knowing the actual weight and I do care that today's measure is the same as tomorrow's measure In fact, the "...
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What is the most accurate cheap way of repeatably measuring out small quantities of compressible powder?

You could get a small sifter and sift over your measuring device to get fairly uniform measuring. You would of course do this over a large plate so you can reclaim the excess flour. Albeit, ...
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Kneading low-carb bread with large percentage vital wheat gluten

There is nothing special to vital wheat gluten. When you mix it with a low-gluten or no-gluten flour, it acts pretty much as a flour which has had the gluten inside from the beginning. So, adjust your ...
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How much sourdough (by weight) should I put in a 9x5 loaf pan?

9x5 loaf pan I consider to be a standard 2 lb (or 900 gram) loaf when portioning dough. Your preferences may vary, but that's a starting point.
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Cooling fresh-baked bread outside in very cold weather

I have an outdoor brick oven in NE Canada and I try not to bake when the temp is -20c or less. This is for the baker not the bread . Because of the aerated structure of bread it will freeze on the ...
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Why is milk powder used in bread machine recipes?

Better late than never :) To answer this, you need to understand there are 2 common types of milk powder, with different uses - Low-heat nonfat milk powder (instant milk powder) is made at lower ...
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What is the most accurate cheap way of repeatably measuring out small quantities of compressible powder?

Is your storage location subject to large variations in relative humidity? Having worked in laboratories where seasonal variation in humidity affects the weighing of various leaf and grain samples, ...
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Interior Dried Flour or Mold After Storing Bread?

It's hard to say with certainty with one picture, however from the distribution it's very likely mold. The discoloration is evenly spread in the middle, but stops before the crust, if it was flour the ...
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What is the most accurate cheap way of repeatably measuring out small quantities of compressible powder?

Is this mixed in with dry ingredients? Because, from chemistry, we make up stock solutions for pretty much this reason. You could just make a dry stock mix. You'd take several days worth of flour, and ...
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What is the most accurate cheap way of repeatably measuring out small quantities of compressible powder?

As you've already heard the best way to measure is weight but you can get 0.01g accurate scales to a max of 100g on ebay for less than $10. You'll be using a tooth pick as a scoop to get your weight ...
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What is the most accurate cheap way of repeatably measuring out small quantities of compressible powder?

In addition to all the things people have said about weighing the powder for accuracy, you should NEVER scoop up a compressible powder into a measuring device, as variations in technique will cause ...
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Naan without tandoor?

The best way is :- once you have your rolled out naans, wet one side with water then place the watered side6on a hot cast iro or similar tawra. Wait till you see bubbles appearing then flip the pan ...
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