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Old 07-13-2007, 01:51 PM   #1
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So the 50 lbs. of DME arrived yesterday (yay). I figure I'll need to get a scale eventually, but the funds are a bit low (in light of the 50 lbs). Does anyone know what the volume/weight ratio is for that stuff?

 
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Old 07-13-2007, 01:55 PM   #2
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1 lb = 1 lb...
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Old 07-13-2007, 02:05 PM   #3
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Go to Target or Walmart or something, you can get a cheap scale for less than $20 usually.

 
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Old 07-13-2007, 02:12 PM   #4
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It's really hard to have an accurate ratio when you're talking about a powder since they compact. A really cheap scale would still be much more accurate, even a dollar-store quality scale would work fine.
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Old 07-13-2007, 03:02 PM   #5
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If you are going to spend $$$ on a scale you may as well get a digital one. Much more accurate than looking at a dial on a scale...just read the numbers.
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Old 07-13-2007, 03:23 PM   #6
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HB99 is right...Digital scales are great because they don't use springs that wear out. Accurate forever. I know funds are tights, but they are well worth every penny.

 
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Old 07-13-2007, 03:41 PM   #7
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Yeah, I have a digital-but it's only good for smaller weights

It'll probably be worth the investment-just impatient

The fact that I have all that malt paid for already is a great feeling!

 
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Old 07-13-2007, 04:06 PM   #8
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if you have a Bed Bath and Beyond near you, they have a really good kitchen scale selection. We got a Salton for like $25 that does ounces, pounds, grams, kilos, and has a zero out feature, which makes it hella easy for me to split my recipes in half since I do two smaller boils in tandem, then combine in the fermenter.
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Old 07-13-2007, 04:30 PM   #9
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The one I have goes to 11 lbs.
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Old 07-13-2007, 05:26 PM   #10
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Is it something like this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/11-LB-5000g-5kg-...QQcmdZViewItem

 
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