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Old 11-17-2011, 11:05 PM   #1
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Default Best scale for real small measurements.

I did a search on here and online trying to find a scale that will give me accurate measurements. I have a large and small manul scale but I was trying to weight 1/2 of small cinnamon stick and didn't even move it. Want to be as accurate as I can. Any ideas of scale that will go that low?



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Old 11-17-2011, 11:14 PM   #2
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I have this one that I use for measuring out my hops and DME for starters. You can flip between ounces and grams, tare the scale, ect. I've been real happy with it. I'm sure you might be able to find cheaper ones though.

High Precision Series - Blade Scale (600g) | MoreBeer



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Old 11-17-2011, 11:28 PM   #3
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This is the one all the dealers use. I'm Joking, but it is the one I have and I bought it at the head shop by my house. It was highly recommended and they had a large selection.

http://www.amazon.com/My-Weigh-Triton-T2-Precision/dp/B004IPLYE4/ref=pd_sim_sbs_hpc_2

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Old 11-17-2011, 11:32 PM   #4
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Definitely go to a headshop. They always have huge selections and you'll probably find a couple really good deals.

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Old 11-18-2011, 02:41 AM   #5
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I use this one for measuring the additions for water adjustments -- it has a pretty small surface area.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TZ92TK/ref=oh_o00_s00_i00_details

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Old 11-18-2011, 02:50 AM   #6
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american weight are pretty nice and accurate. and cheap.

i use it for all my gram-level measurements.

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Old 11-18-2011, 02:17 PM   #7
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I recently bought one of these:

Amazon.com: American Weigh AC Pro 200 Digital Pocket Scale, 200 by 0.01 G: Kitchen & Dining


I put a couple of calibration weights on it and it was dead on.

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Old 11-18-2011, 02:33 PM   #8
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METTLER PE16 ELECTRONIC SCALE

Large and heavy but very accurate and forgiving. Plus, it has a 32 lb capacity, so you can weight out your grain as well. New, these are $3,000.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:49 PM   #9
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All cheap digital scales are crap! If you want accurate measurements you need to get a beam scale. My 505 is accurate to better than 70,000 of a pound and only cost $50.00

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Check out the one I sell. Link below.



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