Using a Scale To Measure Seasoning for Smaller Batches

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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. Take the weight of the seasoning and divide it by the number of pounds it is meant to season  1.125 / 25 = 0.045
 Take the result from step 1 and multiply it by the number of pounds you want to make  0.045 x 5 = 0.225
 The result from step 2 is your weight of seasoning to use, so simply weigh out 0.225 lb using a scale
 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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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. 
Great info…Thanks

processhead Power User Regular Contributors Smoker Build Expert Bowl Choppers Nebraska Veteran Team Camo
Brookey1 For 2 lbs of meat you would use 1.12 ounce of seasoning and .08 ounces of Cure #1.
If you are weighing in grams that would be 32 grams of seasoning and 2.3 grams of Cure#1
Austin Jonathon You may want to review the web page for this seasoning. There is an inconsistency between the seasoning usage for 25 lbs of meat and 100 lbs of meat.

bocephus Team Orange Power User Canning Masterbuilt Regular Contributors Veteran New Mexico Sous Vide Gardeningreplied to gus4416 on last edited by
gus4416 Yes, I have made breakfast sausage with Holly regular.