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Old 01-13-2012, 11:18 PM   #1
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By specific scale anyone uses to weigh grains for a batch? Or do you make your own?


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Old 01-13-2012, 11:39 PM   #2
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are you asking for brand names? i bought a digital cheapie from amazon that has a 11lb capacity, works great but i don't know the brand.


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Old 01-14-2012, 12:16 AM   #3
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By specific scale anyone uses to weigh grains for a batch? Or do you make your own?
not sure what ^this^ means, but most LHBS sell digital scales and triple beam scales you can use to weigh grain.
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:24 AM   #5
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My brother got me this one for Christmas, I've been quite happy with it.

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Taylor Digital Black Glass Food Scale : Target

This is the scale I use. Just an average ordinary kitchen scale. Use it to weigh hops and grains. It only has a 11 lb capacity, but I just measure and add a couple times to get the weight I want. Its also only accurate down to a tenth of an ounce, so trying to weight .25 oz exactly is difficult. When I want to get .25 oz, I just weigh in the hops until it reaches .2 oz, then add the amount to make it .3 oz, then visually divide the amount I just added by half.
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:31 AM   #7
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The UltraShip 55 lb. scale has a detachable face which makes it easy to weigh in a 5 gallon bucket without having a problem of reading the display. It was a work horse with our most recent group grain buy and did the job well.
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:35 AM   #8
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I have the UltraShip 55 scale too. Got the AC adapter, so I don't need to worry about batteries. I do like how the face comes off, connected by a cable (2' reach I believe). Makes weighing grain in just about anything easy. I also have the stainless cover for the platform. I typically weigh into either a 5 gallon bucket, or the bucket fermenter that came with my first kit. That's as close as the bucket comes to brewing now.
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I have the UltraShip 55 scale too. Got the AC adapter, so I don't need to worry about batteries.
Does it work with only AC and no batteries installed? I read in a random Amazon review where someone mentioned that batteries had to be installed for the AC adapter to work. That didn't sound right to me.

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I also have the stainless cover for the platform.
What is this? I haven't heard of a stainless steel cover for the scale?


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