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Old 04-18-2007, 10:05 PM   #1
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I think this is a good value for weighing grain (up to 36 lbs) and also has the accuracy for hops (.1 oz). What say you?


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Old 04-18-2007, 10:21 PM   #2
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i'd prefer .01 ounce minimum, but it seems like a decent price.


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Old 04-18-2007, 10:33 PM   #3
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Looks like a good scale to me. Especially for the price.
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Old 04-18-2007, 10:34 PM   #4
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yeah, I mean I know there are more accurate versions but nowhere near that price. I only measure out my hop additions in .5 increments anyway.
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Old 04-19-2007, 02:16 AM   #5
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Looks good. Thanks for the link. I bought one.
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Old 04-19-2007, 02:28 AM   #6
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Looks like a good scale and it is inexpensive. I don't know about weighing hops though. I think I would want a smaller scale that was a bit more accurate.
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0.1 oz is pretty accurate... Are you really measuring down to the hundredth of an ounce?
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0.1 oz is pretty accurate... Are you really measuring down to the hundredth of an ounce?
Good point. Do you think it would measure down to the half ounce fairly accurately?
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Well, if it's accurate to 0.1 oz, then it's accurate to 0.5 oz.
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Old 04-19-2007, 06:02 PM   #10
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Many ingredients and such in recipes are listed down to X.01 such as water additives. I had an issue last week when I needed .07 water salts and my digital scale moves by .05 each time. Maybe you don't need this, but it is realistic if you plan to use a single scale for everything. My scale limits at 5 pounds, but all that means is that I just weight a few containers of the big item (grain) and then all the rest of the items work in single shots. Most of the small items are the majority of your work when weighing things. Shoot for smaller and more accurate in my view.


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