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scale for grain
« on: April 15, 2019, 06:37:43 PM »
Any recommendations for a decent grain scale?
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Re: scale for grain
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 06:49:09 PM »
I've used this one for grains and DME for starter wort for more than 5 years with good results.
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B001N07KUE/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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Re: scale for grain
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 07:08:36 PM »
Any good digital kitchen scale will do fine as long as you don't care about weighing all your grain in one go -- they usually max out at 11 lb/5 kg, and once you tare your bucket, that's under 10 lb of remaining capacity.   But I just use my kitchen scale and a 2 gallon paint mixing bucket and weigh my grain in two or more lots, dumping each into the mill hopper as I go, so I don't have a redundant piece of equipment that just gets used on brew day.  (If you don't have use for a general purpose kitchen scale, ignore this post.  I'm sure somebody can recommend a good high capacity scale.)
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Re: scale for grain
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2019, 08:08:04 PM »
I've used this one for grains and DME for starter wort for more than 5 years with good results.
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B001N07KUE/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Thanks. I have one similar to that but I'm hoping to find something bigger that can accommodate a big bowl or something large for the grain.
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Re: scale for grain
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2019, 08:12:53 PM »
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Re: scale for grain
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2019, 08:21:24 PM »
This guy has 440 lb capacity

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0153I0418/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
That looks like it could be overkill, and has a minimum readable weight of 6 oz, which makes me wonder what the resolution is... but it has one feature in common with my kitchen scale I'd really recommend looking for:  the display/keypad can be moved out via cable.  This makes sure a big bowl or bucket won't eclipse it.  I don't have a link because it's one of the rare items I didn't buy online...
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Re: scale for grain
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2019, 08:24:49 PM »
Thanks! Looks like postal scales is where it's at.

I have a small scale for hops and water treatment and another kitchen scale that has a limit of 3 lbs. The issue isn't the capacity as much as it is the size.

https://www.amazon.com/Accuteck-ShipPro-Digital-Shipping-W-8580-110-Black/dp/B00KYA0RC2/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=postal+scale&qid=1555360223&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011%2Cp_72%3A1248945011%2Cp_36%3A-3000&rnid=386479011&rps=1&s=office-products&sr=1-6
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Re: scale for grain
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2019, 09:33:01 PM »
Thanks! Looks like postal scales is where it's at.

I have a small scale for hops and water treatment and another kitchen scale that has a limit of 3 lbs. The issue isn't the capacity as much as it is the size.

https://www.amazon.com/Accuteck-ShipPro-Digital-Shipping-W-8580-110-Black/dp/B00KYA0RC2/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=postal+scale&qid=1555360223&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011%2Cp_72%3A1248945011%2Cp_36%3A-3000&rnid=386479011&rps=1&s=office-products&sr=1-6
That does look nice as far as design, capacity and resolution go, but does it have a tare function?  I can't tell.  That would be a must for me, because I hate doing avoidable math.
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Re: scale for grain
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2019, 09:41:39 PM »
Thanks! Looks like postal scales is where it's at.

I have a small scale for hops and water treatment and another kitchen scale that has a limit of 3 lbs. The issue isn't the capacity as much as it is the size.

https://www.amazon.com/Accuteck-ShipPro-Digital-Shipping-W-8580-110-Black/dp/B00KYA0RC2/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=postal+scale&qid=1555360223&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011%2Cp_72%3A1248945011%2Cp_36%3A-3000&rnid=386479011&rps=1&s=office-products&sr=1-6
That does look nice as far as design, capacity and resolution go, but does it have a tare function?  I can't tell.  That would be a must for me, because I hate doing avoidable math.

Good question. I assume the "0.0" button is for the tare function.
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Re: scale for grain
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2019, 12:22:56 AM »
I use the ultraship ultra 55. You can get it through morebeer!, and it can weight lbs for grain, ounces for hops, and grams for yeast. That covers everything I need. I've checked its accuracy with all and am pleased with the results.

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Re: scale for grain
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2019, 02:52:46 AM »
I use the ultraship ultra 55. You can get it through morebeer!, and it can weight lbs for grain, ounces for hops, and grams for yeast. That covers everything I need. I've checked its accuracy with all and am pleased with the results.

Thanks. I went with something similar to this for half the price.
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Re: scale for grain
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2019, 03:02:53 AM »
I use the ultraship ultra 55. You can get it through morebeer!, and it can weight lbs for grain, ounces for hops, and grams for yeast. That covers everything I need. I've checked its accuracy with all and am pleased with the results.

Thanks. I went with something similar to this for half the price.
What?
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Re: scale for grain
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2019, 03:06:47 AM »
I use the ultraship ultra 55. You can get it through morebeer!, and it can weight lbs for grain, ounces for hops, and grams for yeast. That covers everything I need. I've checked its accuracy with all and am pleased with the results.

Thanks. I went with something similar to this for half the price.
What?

https://www.amazon.com/ACCUTECK-W-8250-50bs-Digital-Adapter-Silver/dp/B00SMHWZ42/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?crid=3NBT78T5BY4H1&keywords=accuteck+scale&qid=1555383911&s=gateway&sprefix=accute&sr=8-1

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« Last Edit: April 16, 2019, 03:11:36 AM by gman23 »
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Re: scale for grain
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2019, 03:18:44 AM »
I use the ultraship ultra 55. You can get it through morebeer!, and it can weight lbs for grain, ounces for hops, and grams for yeast. That covers everything I need. I've checked its accuracy with all and am pleased with the results.

Thanks. I went with something similar to this for half the price.
What?

https://www.amazon.com/ACCUTECK-W-8250-50bs-Digital-Adapter-Silver/dp/B00SMHWZ42/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?crid=3NBT78T5BY4H1&keywords=accuteck+scale&qid=1555383911&s=gateway&sprefix=accute&sr=8-1

I’m a sucker for price and good reviews. Code for cheap and lazy...
Wait, just swiping right on Prime is cheap and lazy?  I thought it was wise and efficient...  ;)
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