My scale has the jitters
Greetings. I'm new here and just made a batch of ficelles using Anis Boubasa baguette dough recipe. Good grief, were they ever good. They disappeared before I even thought to pull out a camera. ...next time.
Anyway, as I was measuring the ingredients, I couldn't help but notice that my Ozeri scale was drifting up and down to the tune of 20-30 grams around my target weight. I have mostly used the scale for weighing coffee beans that I roast, so hadn't really noticed how large the bounces are since I mostly measure 12 and 16 ounce batches. Grams being much smaller made the variations much more noticeable... And given this crew's apparent exacting adherence to careful measurement, I'm thinking the possibility of a 40-60 gram variance might make consistency (or even success) a problem, AB's ficelles notwithstanding.
Has anyone else experienced this problem? Does everyone have this problem? Ideas for correcting it are welcome because I am frankly flummoxed. Is it just time to get another scale?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts,