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Old 09-16-2010, 07:05 PM   #1
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Default A scale for hop & priming sugar measurement

Anyone have a cheap scale they can recommend? From walmart or amazon or something? I'll be using it to measure hops, and priming sugar. If it's large enough to measure grains too (could handle a couple pounds) than that would be great too, but the 5lb scales ive seen wont work well with measuring an ounce or half ounce.

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Old 09-16-2010, 07:08 PM   #2
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you pretty much need 2 scales.

A gram/ounce scale and a ounce/pounds scale.

I have both and neither on cost me more than $25 each.

Poke around inside www.americanweigh.com.


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Old 09-16-2010, 07:13 PM   #3
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I only have one, a basic digital scale I got for 20 bucks at target, it does grams, ounces, and up to about 4-5 pounds (or more but I can't recall).

I have no trouble measuring everything including my grain for all grain..

Most kitchen scales these days measure in some amount of poundage.
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:14 PM   #4
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Mine is about the same as Revvy's. A cheap digital from some box store that does everything I need.
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I have a postal scale that I bought at CostCo for hops and such. And an fish scale that I can hang and then hang a five gallon bucket from for weighing grains. Works great and is pretty accurate (i guess).

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Berkley-50...-Scale/4328456
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I have a postal scale that I bought at CostCo for hops and such. And an fish scale that I can hang and then hang a five gallon bucket from for weighing grains. Works great and is pretty accurate (i guess).

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Berkley-50...-Scale/4328456
Those are cool...If I ever get put of a loft and into a house, with a dedicated brewery or even a garage, that's definitely a purchase!
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Just today I was just looking around on this board for what folks use for a scale and found this:

http://www.amazon.com/Escali-Primo-D.../dp/B0007GAX04
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I have this:
http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=120843

1/8 oz on low end leaves some accuracy to be desired when measuring down to 1/8oz. But that is hardly what holds my brewing back. 11 lb capacity. I mostly use it for baking bread. I had a salter that I didn't like, and it broke after 1 month.
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Head shops and eBay have cheap digital gram scales for measuring hops and other aromatic green vegetation, as well as brewing salts and other white powdery substances. Here's the one I got for about ten bucks:
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Head shops and eBay have cheap digital gram scales for measuring hops and other aromatic green vegetation, as well as brewing salts and other white powdery substances. Here's the one I got for about ten bucks:
People need to measure other aromatic vegetation beside hops???? I usually just measure my oregano by the tablespoon.


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