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Re: Any home-brew weighing scale recommendations?
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2011, 03:44:03 PM »
another +1 for the escali



I use t hat one for hops and use a postal scale for grain.
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Re: Any home-brew weighing scale recommendations?
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2011, 09:45:48 PM »
I use an OXO Food Scale, has worked well for me. It measures in 1/8 oz increments, which I felt left a little too much of a variable in spice additions, but converting over to metric has resolved that concern, as the scale does go down to 1 gm increments.

Pricewise, I think it runs around $40 at Walmart or Target. It is easy to clean, you can zero out your container or baggy, and the display pulls off of the base for larger containers. It only measures up to five pounds, but for 5G batches I think it is a great choice.
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Re: Any home-brew weighing scale recommendations?
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2017, 07:41:04 AM »
Check out Harbor Freight. 

http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result/?category=&q=scale

I bought the pocket scale for 8.99 on sale (12.99 presently) and that is the scale I use on brew day.  For measuring grain, I purchased was an Escali scale, but I have seen much more cost effective ones since then at harbor freight.
Wow, this pocket kitchen scale is good and cheap. I love it.
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Re: Any home-brew weighing scale recommendations?
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2018, 10:16:17 AM »
Check this manufacturer, my company co-works with them and we usually order balance and dial scales there,their products never let us down. They also offer a lot of different measurement tools, including those for home brewing.

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Re: Any home-brew weighing scale recommendations?
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2018, 01:25:36 PM »
While a scale with resolution of 1 gram is good enough for most all homebrewing duties, I find that having 0.1 gram resolution is needed when dealing with water salts and acids. I've been using a triple beam Ohaus with 0.1g resolution for almost 20 years. It doesn't have a large capacity, so I bought an electronic luggage scale for grain measurement. I checked its accuracy and found it to be a half percent off (0.05 lb in 10 lbs), good enough for me.
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Re: Any home-brew weighing scale recommendations?
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2018, 05:43:15 PM »
I use a reloading scale for small amounts.  Accurate to 1/15 of a gram, pretty inexpensive.
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