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Old 04-16-2007, 05:17 AM   #1
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How do y'all weigh your hops? It seems that to get sort of accuracy with hop additions such as .13 oz or the like, one would have to get a high-precision ($$$) scale. Is there some cheaper way I'm missing or are my increments just too strange?
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:18 AM   #2
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I have a cheap digital postal scale that's accurate to a tenth of an ounce. I think I got it at Sam's Club for less than $25.
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:39 AM   #3
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I have an even cheaper analog postage scale.

Wnen formulating recipes I round to the nearest quarter ounce.

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Old 04-16-2007, 05:48 AM   #4
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I'll have to look into these postage scales. Thanks.
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:01 AM   #5
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Watch for inexpensive digital scales at your grocery store. Mine sells them for about $20. I got one on sale for $12, and it is accurate to 2 grams (about 0.07 oz). I even tried it with a standard weight set from work, and it was within a tenth of a gram for weights under 250 g.

 
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Old 04-16-2007, 09:04 AM   #6
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try being a heretic and converting to metric for weighing hops, most scales (at least the ones over here) have the option of weighing ounces or grams. The ounce is usually broken into quarters and eighths with an expensive good set.
If you use grams (28 grams to the ounce roughly) then you have 28 increments or at the very least 14 (cheaper scales may go up 2g at a time, although all i've seen are 1g even the cheap sets), this gives you a lot more accuracy what ever way you cut it.
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Old 04-16-2007, 12:01 PM   #7
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I bought a digital scale at Target that measures in 0.05-ounce increments. Close enough for whatI need to measure.
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Old 04-16-2007, 12:21 PM   #8
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I have a digital kitchen scale (one of the best investments in kitchen tools ever, imo) which weighs up to 11 lb. It is either metric or english units, with 1 gram accuracy...perfect for weighing hops. Metric is much nicer for weighing hops.
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Old 04-16-2007, 01:06 PM   #9
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i think I paid 12 bucks for my digital scale

 
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Old 04-16-2007, 03:11 PM   #10
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I use a reloading balance scale that measures in 0.1 grains and 1 oz = 437.5 grains. I think I'm accurate enough.

I WILL get a digital scale, though... sometime.

 
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