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Re: Any suggestion on scales?
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2012, 07:21:28 AM »
A bunch of folks on here bought this one awhile ago:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FSWB9K/ref=oh_details_o01_s01_i00

I like it for weighing out grain but use a smaller food scale that I've had for years for hops.

I have this scale (got it from Santa 8^) ) and it works great.  I also have a smaller 5lb max scale that I've used for years for smaller amounts.  The big one is a certified mail scale and is very accurate above .5oz.  I can't speak to below .5oz.

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Re: Any suggestion on scales?
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2012, 07:24:17 AM »
I have this escali, so far its been great.

Same for me, been using this scale with no issues for 5 years, and a nickel still weighs 5g on it despite the abuse Ive put it through. I weigh grain, hops and my starters on it with no issue. The only thing I dont use it for is small tenth of a gram measurements that I use for water adjustment.
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Re: Any suggestion on scales?
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2012, 10:02:38 PM »
You need two scales. One for fine measurement up to a couple pounds and one for weighing out more, such as a hanging scale. I use this 50kg hanging scale bought off ebay for $10:



And I have a digital walmart-special that cost $14. Weighs in 2g or 1/8oz increments which is not nearly fine enough for salts, but is good for hops.
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Re: Any suggestion on scales?
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2012, 02:22:27 AM »
I have this escali, so far its been great.

Same for me, been using this scale with no issues for 5 years, and a nickel still weighs 5g on it despite the abuse Ive put it through. I weigh grain, hops and my starters on it with no issue. The only thing I dont use it for is small tenth of a gram measurements that I use for water adjustment.
Same for me.  Useless for hops and salts, it goes in 2 gram increments.  Great for grains though.
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Re: Any suggestion on scales?
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2012, 06:32:23 AM »
I have this escali, so far its been great.

Same for me, been using this scale with no issues for 5 years, and a nickel still weighs 5g on it despite the abuse Ive put it through. I weigh grain, hops and my starters on it with no issue. The only thing I dont use it for is small tenth of a gram measurements that I use for water adjustment.
Same for me.  Useless for hops and salts, it goes in 2 gram increments.  Great for grains though.

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Love this scale.  I also use a triple beam for weighing out my brewing salts.
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Re: Any suggestion on scales?
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2012, 10:08:50 AM »
I have this escali, so far its been great.

Same for me, been using this scale with no issues for 5 years, and a nickel still weighs 5g on it despite the abuse Ive put it through. I weigh grain, hops and my starters on it with no issue. The only thing I dont use it for is small tenth of a gram measurements that I use for water adjustment.

Good to know that a nickel weighs 5.000g per the US mint http://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/?action=coin_specifications (a penny weighs 2.500 g).  Now I'll check the calibration of the my scale which I've been intending to do for only several years.
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