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The before-mentioned geezer had one of those 24-capsule-pressers he got from a vitamin supply house & the caps 2 go along with that. He only has a lousy kitchen scale sensitive to 2 gram increments only. But since he makes batches of one to four sleds evern this lousy scale is pretty accurate. Besides: of crisp-dry mushrooms he could fit between 0.5 and 0.6 gram in. Since most of us trip on amounts of 1 to 5 grams this would be some 2-8 or 10 capsules tops.
You need not bother with scales at all using gelcaps, that in fact is one of it's features! Gelcaps that are stuffed with homogenous (well-mixed) mushroom powder and pressed just about as hard generally contain about equal amounts of active ingredients. You take a number of capsules that has worked for you and do away with the whole concept of weight at all. The geezer routinely talks about his "six-capsule trips" (he knows full well its 3 grams or just about 1/8)and rarely mentions weight. You just find out how many capsules of said batch are to your liking.
Filling up caps without a capsule presser is easy too. You take a small bowl filled with herbal powder and a small rod you made that fits well into the tube of your gelcaps. (roll up some paper to a tight roll: use your minds people!) You then press-press-press the tubes into the mushroom powder until it's full. Then you press it tight with your rod and repeat said procedures until the cap is stuffed with tight-pressed mushroom powder. You then put on the little top and press it shut. This'll take 5-30sec a cap depending on your skill level.
To throw some numbers @ you. Many studies have shown that compost-grown cubies (the REALLY big ones) on the average contain 0.6% of goodies calculated as psilocybin. Provided you packed 0.5-0.6gr there is going to be 2.5-3.5mg of Psilocybin in a single cap which will work out to a pretty reliable 15-20mg for said "six capsule trip", which means even poorly filled capsules give quite reliable results, 15-20mg of psilocybin equivalents being about right for most people.
When you have very good grain-grown Cubies you can easily assume there will be 1.2% in there, 5-7mg/cap or 3 caps for said 15-20mg. All in all when it comes to most mushrooms (who kinda fall in between these strengths, exceptions like Azurescens given ofcourse!) and most people I'd say their taste will be between 2-6 capsules.
The geezer would give newbies 2-4 caps, with 3 being average, these three amounting to 7.5-10mg when they are weak-batch (just enough to get to a reasonably strong level) or 15-20mg when they are potent. Three caps will satisfy most newbies as this is the to range for most of average sensitivity.