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Old 05-09-2008, 04:58 PM   #1
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I am finally going all grain - bought my first ingredients for AG today.
But I want a decent food scale to measure off grains, etc since I have a lot of ingredients in bulk.

Anyone have a good one they would suggest?


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Old 05-09-2008, 05:02 PM   #2
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i'd also like to know since i've been browsing around for one lately.

i'd like to find one that i could use to measure grains and hops.


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Old 05-09-2008, 05:05 PM   #3
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Good question!
I'm curious if anyone knows about this one at Target. I need one for small amounts, for hops and spices, etc.

I use one of these for grain measurement right now. It seems to work just fine for weighing out .25 pound increments and higher.

 
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:11 PM   #4
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I found a great one on sale at Meijer for 19 dollars...but it only goes up to 5 pounds...so heavy duty grain measurements would not work.

It's by salter and is like this one, but the surface is plastic not stainless...

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Old 05-09-2008, 05:11 PM   #5
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Good question!
I'm curious if anyone knows about this one at Target. I need one for small amounts, for hops and spices, etc.
Mine is almost exactly like that and its perfect for measuring hops out, but it seems to get confused when you try to load it up with too much weight (over 3/4 #)

 
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:17 PM   #6
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I use the Escali Primo that a I purchased from Northern Brewer. Good up to 11#. If you plan on weighing larger batches at once than the Keso might be a better option.
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I also have the Primo and it is great for anything under 11#!

 
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:43 PM   #8
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I am assuming you do not need to measure all 10lbs of grain at once... So a scale that can handle 5 lbs would be fine if you measure off twice...
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Old 05-09-2008, 07:42 PM   #9
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I use the Escali Primo that a I purchased from Northern Brewer. Good up to 11#. If you plan on weighing larger batches at once than the Keso might be a better option.
+1. I have that one too, and I like it. It's cheaper from amazon, though........
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I know you want to save some money but honestly, grain and hop weighing really requires two different scales. For the grain, get one with a capacity up to 25-30 pounds with a nice large deck. For hops, get a pocket digital that does up to say 500 grams.


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