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Old 02-18-2009, 12:25 AM   #1
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Does anyone have a scale for weighing grain that they really like. I just bought my own Barley Crusher and I will need to weigh out grain. I was hoping to find a reliable scale that you can put a bucket on and still read the weight.

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Old 02-18-2009, 12:53 AM   #2
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If you want to find a cheap one to put a bucket on I suggest a hanging scale. You can easily find them under $10 and they can usually hold 50 lbs or so for that price range.

Here is one that I found doing a quick search of Google

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Old 02-18-2009, 01:07 AM   #3
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I would suggest checking amazon and reading the customer reviews.

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Old 02-18-2009, 01:20 AM   #4
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I have this one. Works real well for me.

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I got mine off of ebay. $20, digital, bucket fits on it, 75 lb capacity, .2 oz increments, came with battery and transformer.

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I use a 13 pound scale and I have a plastic container that holds about 10#, so I know I won't go over. It does 10th of a pound or grams, so it comes in handy for hops too. There are lots online for $20-30. It's a great tool for making consistent beer.

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Works amazing for me, it was an xmas gift and it measures small quantities for hops
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I just use a house scale (for weighing yourself) i just place my bin on it and use the zero out knob and go from there.... its not perfect but, a little extra grain is better than not enough....

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I just bought this one. Came in today actually but I'm not home yet

$27 shipped, 55lb capacity...and the coolest is the display is movable in case you have something large on it (bucket) you can move it from underneath the bucket. ChillHayze found it cheaper on eBay which came with the AC power adapter. If I were to do it again I would get it from eBay. Just search for Ultraship.

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I've used this one before too but once you get a bucket on it you cant see the display! If you move the bucket so you can see the display it either falls off or isnt accurate anymore because it's not on the load cell properly. That's why I like the Ultaship I bought...just for the movable display!
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Now, that is exactly what I am looking for. HBT is great. Thanks for the help. Tom

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