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Old 05-04-2012, 10:53 PM   #1
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Default Cheap digital scale?

I need a reliable scale to last me a long time. Right now it will be for recording DME in the 100s of grams, but eventually for hops and a substantial amount of grains.

Anyone have experience with a best bang for buck reliable go to for a scale?

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Old 05-04-2012, 11:26 PM   #2
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Check out homebrewfinds.com, specifically http://www.homebrewfinds.com/search/label/Scales

Great site that's always posting various deals for homebrewers.

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Old 05-04-2012, 11:40 PM   #3
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damn, there's so many scales out there these days. Haha "Threatened by competitor" Kitchen scale my arse lol

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Old 05-04-2012, 11:51 PM   #4
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I bought this scale off Amazon for about $9. It's small but works great! I've used it to measure hop ounces as well as bigger bowls to measure out DME, etc. It has a tare function, seems very accurate and is of good quality all around. Can't beat it for the price:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i00

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Old 05-05-2012, 12:01 AM   #5
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I have been using Eatsmart Precision Pro for a few years with no problems. Consistent readings when I have opened previously weighed packages. No problem weigh hops or grains. When weighing grains I generally weigh about 5-6lbs at time, but I prepackage my sacks of base malts in 10lb bags to make it fairly easy on brew day.

I do have a seperate little gram scale for brew salts like the one mtodd22 linked

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Old 05-05-2012, 12:13 AM   #6
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nice to see so many cheap and viable solutions out there. all thanks to rap music and the glamorization of pot... and martha stewart?

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Old 05-05-2012, 01:29 AM   #7
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I ended up buying 2 scales for $40 shipped. This one to weigh grains. I can balance a 5 gallon bucket on it without any problems. And this one to weigh out my hops and salt additions.

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