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Old 12-18-2008, 03:28 PM   #1
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It's cheap but for weighing grains and hops, this would do right?

Walmart.com: Taylor 4.4 lbs. Digital Kitchen Food Scale: Kitchen & Dining
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:31 PM   #2
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Maybe, I don't see anything on the page about its accuracy at low weights. I'd expect 1% or so, but it doesn't say.
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:32 PM   #3
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It'll do but, if you ever go all grain and do 10 gallon or larger batches it'll become a little bit of a chore over time.

Bass pro shops has a 22 lb dial scale for $30.00 for big measures.

Also, Ebay has some digital postal scales that will weigh out up to a couple hundred pounds at the high end or a ounce at the bottom end.

As for me, I am still lo0oking for that digital scale that will measure the hundreds of pounds, ounces, or grams. Without neding a mortgage to buy it.

 
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:34 PM   #4
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It'll do but, if you ever go all grain and do 10 gallon or larger batches it'll become a little bit of a chore over time.

Bass pro shops has a 22 lb dial scale for $30.00 for big measures.

Also, Ebay has some digital postal scales that will weigh out up to a couple hundred pounds at the high end or a ounce at the bottom end.

As for me, I am still lo0oking for that digital scale that will measure the hundreds of pounds, ounces, or grams. Without neding a mortgage to buy it.
Why not get two? One for the big weights and one small, pocket sized postal one for ounces/grams? Seems like that option would be a ton cheaper

 
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:42 PM   #5
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Why not get two? One for the big weights and one small, pocket sized postal one for ounces/grams? Seems like that option would be a ton cheaper
That is in fact what I am doing. I was just looking for that "All-in-one" option to sit next to my Printers-scanner-fax-copier-typsetter-coffeemaker. It's all about the convergence man.

 
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:23 PM   #6
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That is in fact what I am doing. I was just looking for that "All-in-one" option to sit next to my Printers-scanner-fax-copier-typsetter-coffeemaker. It's all about the convergence man.
Sucks when the scanner quits and you can't make coffee though.

 
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:27 PM   #7
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Sucks when the scanner quits and you can't make coffee though.
I can't even begin to tell you how expensive the ink cartridges are for this thing and how hard they are to find. It only works with decaffeinated espresso blend Kodak tri-color.

 
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:26 PM   #8
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I would say that scale is ok but not great. It doesn't tell how precisely it measures (important for hops) and the reviews seem to say its cheap. This is the one I'm getting:

Amazon.com: Escali Primo Digital Multifunctional Scale, Chrome: Home & Garden

It's the same one they use and sell at my LHBS and it seems to be very good.

 
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Old 01-09-2009, 01:38 PM   #9
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I'm just about to buy a scale for my first AG brew.

I'm going to pick this one up tonight after supper.
Link To Scale
Regular $30, on sale for $10. It will hardly break the bank compared to some of the kick-ass scales I've seen.


I'm sure something more accurate like a postal scale would be preferred by most, but this looks like it might be a good entry level scale for someone like me.


 
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