A scale for hop & priming sugar measurement - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > A scale for hop & priming sugar measurement

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-16-2010, 07:05 PM   #1
doctorRobert
 
doctorRobert's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2010
Sharon, MA
Posts: 1,005
Liked 38 Times on 26 Posts



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.

Thanks
__________________
Yo, What's Wrong With The Beer We Got? I Mean the Beer we got drank pretty Good Don't It? I Ain't Never Heard nobody complain about the beer we have..... It Drank Pretty Good. Budweiser...What's the name of some of them other beers ?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 07:08 PM   #2
GilaMinumBeer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
GilaMinumBeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Posts: 58,367
Liked 7413 Times on 6080 Posts


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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 07:13 PM   #3
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
"Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,921
Liked 3184 Times on 1883 Posts


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.
__________________
Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 07:14 PM   #4
TomSD
Da Geek
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
TomSD's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2010
Lemon Grove, CA, CA
Posts: 1,361
Liked 33 Times on 24 Posts


Mine is about the same as Revvy's. A cheap digital from some box store that does everything I need.
__________________

Johnson Controller rewire
| Keezer (FCM7SUWW) build | Love Controller box build | Soda Syrups/Concentrates

God is an imaginary friend for grownups., Walter Crewes (Morgan Freeman), The Big Bounce

Don't be afraid to ask dumb questions they're easier to handle than dumb mistakes!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 07:27 PM   #5
mariojr
Recipes 
 
Nov 2008
Raleigh,NC
Posts: 302
Liked 8 Times on 6 Posts


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
__________________
-----

Mario


A Flower?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 07:35 PM   #6
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
"Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,921
Liked 3184 Times on 1883 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by mariojr View Post
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!
__________________
Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 07:36 PM   #7
broadbill
Recipes 
 
Aug 2007
Southern Maine
Posts: 3,921
Liked 531 Times on 358 Posts


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

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 07:45 PM   #8
RDWHAHB
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
Denver
Posts: 836
Liked 14 Times on 12 Posts


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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 07:54 PM   #9
944play
 
944play's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2008
Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 2,726
Liked 46 Times on 41 Posts


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:
__________________
OD: ?
Pri:-
Keg: Simple AIPA (2-row, Chinook, Cascade, WLP090)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 07:59 PM   #10
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
"Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,921
Liked 3184 Times on 1883 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by 944play View Post
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.
__________________
Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gravity Measurement Aspera Equipment/Sanitation 0 02-11-2009 01:51 AM
Barley Crusher Measurement Bearcat Brewmeister Equipment/Sanitation 3 12-22-2007 03:35 AM
Priming Sugar Kaazmar Equipment/Sanitation 4 10-31-2007 05:43 AM
Keggle Measurement Orpheus Equipment/Sanitation 3 06-02-2007 06:24 PM
Help with a measurement for a faucet shank Dude Equipment/Sanitation 7 01-14-2007 12:36 AM


Forum Jump