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I would recommend getting a kitchen scale to measure loose-leaf. This is the one I have. Measuring by volume is a lot more imprecise. In my experience, tisanes (e.g. chamomile, rooibos) etc aren't affected as much by imprecise measuring, but actual tea is very easy to overextract, and the leaf:water ratio can really affect the extraction.
I'm using the same one I imagine a lot are using from Amazon here. Over the course of 2 years, I've gone through about three of them... they're not great and I feel like they degrade through the year. I'd just drop another $10 for a new one if I started to taper, and consider it my last one.
I don't take it but do take Remeron at night. Currently tapering back my dosage as I don't think it will be as needed now that I have Kratom. I'm also trying to not take Ambien as much. My goal is to decrease/discontinue all my pharma intake. You should try as well especially if it's worrying you as anxiety can be a source of insomnia as well. You got this man. Def take it easy on the kratom too, it should not be giving you the "wobbles" or making you feel "not great." Pay attention to your dosing and time in-between. Measure with a scale to be certain. Be well man and good luck
You gotta get a cheap little digital scale. One of my best investments by far. Currently $9 on Amazon. I'm anal retentive to a degree and I guess I feel better knowing that I'm taking exactly "x" amount.
As others have said, 1tsp is anywhere from 2g-3.5g in my experience, with the average being 2.5g. It depends on how hard you pack the spoon and what the grind of the batch is.
As long as you are consistent in your measurements and you're using the same batch for your taper, it doesn't really matter what the weight is. You can taper by volume (tbsp) just like you taper by weight (g). In other words if you go from 3TBSP per day to 2.5TBSP to 2TBSP etc etc, down to zero then that's no different than going from 24gpd to 20gpd to 16gpd etc etc down to zero. Or if your batch were to be less dense then it might be equivalent to going from 18gpd to 15gpd to 12gpd etc etc down to zero. Again, this assumes you're using the same batch and same packing amount and level/rounded spoon.
Overall, you can get a scale from Amazon for $9 and that will make your life easier and you'll be more consistent. Personally, I tapered by volume down to a level where I was concerned that the variation in packing/rounding was significant enough to change my daily gpd. Then I got the scale and tapered the last 5g by weight.
Do you know how to google? $7.99 bro
Edit: and regardless of the quantity you smoke, any intelligent consumer knows to get a scale if you don’t live in a legal state
This is the one that I have. $9 and has worked just fine. I put the little cup from a mouthwash bottle on the scale, tare it to zero, then scoop into the cup with a spoon.
When you get one, you can make sure it's accurate by weighing a nickel ($.05). It should weigh 5g if I recall correctly.
This is the one I have and really like. It only measures to the tenth of a gram (you can get finer ones) but it has a max of 600g so you can still set a ceramic bowl on it and it won't max out. I would avoid any that have a max of 100g.
I'd caution against getting a 60ml unless you're sure you want one - a 60ml nominal gaiwan is gonna produce 30-40ml of tea per steep, basically one tiny (eggcup-sized) cup. The can also lose heat faster than is desirable for teas that work well with boiling water. 90-120ml would be my recommendation, and you can stack 3-4 steeps to get your 8oz.
If you decide you want a scale, this is the one that basically everyone has. You can go the 100g if you want more resolution, but the 600g allows you to weigh directly into heavier brewing vessels, and measure the amount of water you pour in if desired (which can be useful in some circumstances). The 1kg isn't as accurate as is desirable, imho.
Oh, one other thing I forgot; water matters. That's not to say you have to use bottled water for tea, but if you have a filter or dispenser in addition to tap water, it's good to try each with whatever kind of teas you like and see which works best. It's crazy how much the mineral profile of the water can affect the way the tea extracts, tastes and feels.
Scales are ludicrously cheap on amazon. This one is under 7 dollars. It will make a significant difference. It's nearly impossible to approximate water:grounds ratios when you're switching between beans.
I know the gif doesn’t show it, and unless the recipe specifically calls for separation of whites and yolks, you blend the eggs beforehand and then measure. And I highly recommend a smaller spice scale to go along with your regular one.
American Weigh Scales AWS-600-BLK Digital Personal Nutrition Scale, Pocket Size, Black [link]
It was difficult at first to switch over to metric but once I understood the inherent correlation in metric between weight and volume (1 ml of water ALSO weighs 1 gram) and the fact that’s its base 10, I realized its perfect for cooking. Never looked back and now prefer for recipes to be in metric.
I just use either the cap from an Rx bottle or the bottle itself. It's all going in the Rx bottle anyways to be added with oil, water, and lemon juice for shake and chug. The scale is perfect unless you plan on weighing more then 20 g's at a time.
I also have this one [link]. It's cheaper and has a much bigger surface area for weighing.
How much were you told was there? This looks like good mids with bad trimming. Maybe like 2.5-4 but it's hard to tell, you aren't size comparing to anything. It's hard to just measure how much is there from a picture. This will answer your question better than asking a bunch of internet strangers with a picture.
Looks ok, get a weight so you can calibrate it.
The gold standard for scales since probably the 90's from my knowledge is this though. Bullet proof and cheap enough you can smash and dash it if the fuzz is near. Again, get a calibration weight. I've owned dozens of these, and see them in the wild often.
a single bad bag properly measured is worth the cost. one of my dealers used to use this for small amounts and i have a similar one. put a nickel or penny in it and you will never be ripped off
Hello! Welcome and thanks for coming out of the shadows! My first thought when reading this is that you might need a different vendor. In the 3 vendors I've tried, only 1 sent me 4 AWESOME strains, 1 vendor had 2/6 good strains and another was 3/4. So I literally have sample bags of Kratom that does nothing for me. It's unfortunate but true, you'll have to shop around a little to find what works best and doesn't have any undesirable effects.
Stay hydrated. Get this scale when you can but for now just be vigilant with those packed and leveled, not heaped, measuring teaspoons.
Try potentiating your Kratom. Mix it in grapefruit juice and drink it. Might make a difference. Do you ever experience low blood sugar? Kratom suppresses appetite for some, not all. Maybe by the time you're coming down, your blood sugar is getting low. Maybe you'd be the type of person to benefit from a snack 30 minutes - 1 hour in, or even better, a snack when you feel like it's wearing off.
Ideally you should get energy and a mood lift, so I'm confused about your effects. Also, have you ever taken any other drugs before? Do you have anything to compare this experience to?
I've heard good things about this scale from a user here. I found it on Amazon, it's cheap and will measure small amounts like 1 or 2g.
You'll need to grab a scale to follow along; the doses drop in such small increments (.2 grams), it'll be impossible to eyeball. Here's a scale on Amazon for under $8.00 (can't beat the price!):
If I had to estimate though, I'd say 15 grams is approx. 2 tablespoons.
It's not you, it's the times. Thanks for understanding :)
Scales on Amazon are relatively inexpensive
Amazon is where I got mine here
When I bought it, it was $9 now it is $7.04. I love it, small, travel size.
This one is durable and the powder won't gunk up the buttons. I have the 250g version and I bought a calibration weight just to be unnecessarily precise. It's cheap and folds up to protect the platform/load cell.
Get some variation on this one
The buttons are covered so they won't gunk up. The backlighting is very useful. The way it fold up makes it less likely to screw up the delicate weighing mechanism. It's less than $10. You can get it in 0.1g or even 0.01 accuracy. 0.1g is good enough for kratom. Batteries last a long time. I bet a large number of people here use this exact scale. Most digital pocket scales are very similar to this in terms of price and features, but this one seems to hit a homerun and has probably weighed out more ahem supplements than any other lol.
For future reference, you can buy a pretty reliable scale on Amazon for $9. I had that exact model with me for about 7 years now and I still use it.
This is the one I use. Good to 0.1g.
yup i have this same scale but with much more wear and tear lol and it was purchased on amazon.
If you need a scale, they make them for under 10$ and can measure down to .1 g (not sure how accurate they are at that small of a measurment, though)
I would recommend this one for milligram measuring if you need more accuracy then the one above.
They're great, get yourself a scale and check out blender bottle as well.
A teaspoon is a volume measurement. Most edibles recipes call for weed by weight. So you're going to have to guess until you get an electronic pocket scale, $9.
600g x 0.1 for $8.15
100g x 0.01 for $10.99
snazzier 100g x 0.01 for $12.10
100g x 0.001 for $26.88
There is no exact conversion because you are trying to go from volume to weight. That said, one level, unpacked tsp is approx 2.5g.
Here is approx conversion cc to tsp
1 cc ~0.20 tsp
1tsp (level, unpacked) ~2.5g
0.20 x 2.5=0.5g
Like I said, that's for level, unpacked tsp. If you're packing it in, then it's more (obviously).
tl;dr: No way to know for sure. Best to get a scale.
Here are three good inexpensive ones.
$8 (0.1) [link]
$11 (0.01) [link]
Best scale ever.
I agree, they are just such good scales and so cheap why not.
This is what I went with but you should shop around a bit:
[link] that’s true about the reviews . I just said fuck it, I need a scale now so I ordered that one and it’s still working good .
Here ya go!
I have this one or something like it. $8.68 if you want your own in the future.
This one seems pretty good :]
I have a tiny one and it's my favorite:
Extremely accurate and it scales very quickly
Absolutely get a scale!
I bought a 600gm capacity American Weigh Scales (AWS). Nicely portable, works great, no problems after a year.
Depending on your needs, a better choice might be a lower-capacity scale. Greater sensitivity and presumably better accuracy.
Whichever scale you choose, for best accuracy get a calibration weight. A complete set of weights is best, but might be overkill. I use one 500gm weight to calibrate my 600gm scale.
It is not that kratom is completely not addictive. Every substance can eventually cause physical dependency and also carries risks from irresponsible use. No one can tell you whether you are doing something "wrong" or how you should feel about something.
Here is some information about kratom:
The Kratom 101 has a lot of good general information about kratom and its uses. Finding what works can take some time, patience, and trial and error. Kratom can be a bit subtle so many times people starting out feeling like it is not working at first. Some of that is about managing expectations. With kratom dosing, less is more even for people who have been with kratom for years. Less really is more. It's best to use a scale so you can be consistent. As you try new strains keep notes - dosages, effects, pros & cons, etc. so that you can fine tune things for yourself.
Kratom Fact Sheet
Scientific Abuse Potential Assessment of Kratom Finds Evidence of Public Health Benefit and Little Harm
The reasons for the ban are not simple, just like most actions taken by the government. There is no black and white right and wrong. Here is some information to read up on kratom and the ban.
The Intriguing Therapeutic Potential of a Little-Known Plant From Southeast Asia
If kratom helps opioid addicts, why might DEA outlaw it?
The DEA's contrived crime crisis
The DEA wants to ban another plant. Researchers say the plan is ‘insane.’
The American Kratom Association
That information will answer most of your questions.
Hi... the Kratom 101 has a lot of good general information about kratom and its uses. Finding what works can take some time, patience, and trial and error. Kratom can be a bit subtle so many times people starting out feeling like it is not working at first. Some of that is about managing expectations. With kratom dosing, less is more even for people who have been with kratom for years. Less really is more. It's best to use a scale so you can be consistent. As you try new strains keep notes - dosages, effects, pros & cons, etc. so that you can fine tune things for yourself.
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There is a lot of good information already here. The Kratom 101 has a lot of good general information about kratom and its uses. Finding what works can take some time, patience, and trial and error. Kratom can be a bit subtle so many times people starting out feeling like it is not working at first. Some of that is about managing expectations. With kratom dosing, less is more even for people who have been with kratom for years. Less really is more. It's best to use a scale so you can be consistent. As you try new strains keep notes - dosages, effects, pros & cons, etc. so that you can fine tune things for yourself.
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Same scale $8 Here
Hey! I have that same scale
Mason jars, nice containers, kratom
Amazon. This is the one I use, and I highly recommend it:
I use this and have yet to have any issues. Amazon
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I got a <$10 scale from Amazon for measuring my DIY Soylent ingredients. I also sometimes use it for other purposes. It very reliably and accurately measures down to 0.1g!
How much do you have to spend?
Cause this scale is like $20 w/ shipping: [link]
Thank you. This one is slightly less expensive, [link] , looks like it should be fine for darts aswell, correct?
Edit: noticed the one you posted had better resolution at .01g
Digital Scale on Amazon - $8.93