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Re: Pickling Lime
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2011, 02:22:12 PM »
Here's the one I got, it was $11.20, but it's out of stock now:
http://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh-Scale-Ac-100-Digital/dp/B003O5K3JQ

There are a lot of similar scale made by the same company around the same price though.

You get what you pay for and all of that, but for the price, you get a surprising amount of accuracy, much better than you'd get from a tsp.
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Re: Pickling Lime
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2011, 04:32:33 PM »
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Re: Pickling Lime
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2011, 09:46:59 PM »
This is the one I've got...

http://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh-Signature-AWS-100-Digital/dp/B0012LOQUQ/ref=pd_sbs_op_1

...and it is in stock :)
I got the same scale. Works pretty good. I also got the calibration weight but used it only once or twice.
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Re: Pickling Lime
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2011, 06:57:05 AM »
A good scale with modest precision in the 0.1 gram range is a real nice addition to any brewing setup.  Its good for measuring mineral additions and great for measuring hop additions.  I have an old Ohaus triple beam scale that I don't have to worry about.  With some accessory weights, I can measure up to 2 or 3 lbs at a time.  But that's not really that scale's purpose.  I suppose some sort of hanging scale would be more appropriate for measuring bulk malt additions?  That triple beam is fine for measuring accessory malt additions though. 

I'm betting that a sharp eye on Ebay would find a decent deal on a scale with decent accuracy and capacity. 
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Re: Pickling Lime
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2011, 07:06:07 AM »
A good scale with modest precision in the 0.1 gram range is a real nice addition to any brewing setup.  Its good for measuring mineral additions and great for measuring hop additions.  I have an old Ohaus triple beam scale that I don't have to worry about.  With some accessory weights, I can measure up to 2 or 3 lbs at a time.  But that's not really that scale's purpose.  I suppose some sort of hanging scale would be more appropriate for measuring bulk malt additions?  That triple beam is fine for measuring accessory malt additions though. 

I'm betting that a sharp eye on Ebay would find a decent deal on a scale with decent accuracy and capacity. 

yes - I have a nice hanging scale for grain and a very good scale for hops(accurate to .05 oz) but its not enough for mineral additions.  I might just buy the one hokerer/monk recommended - looks like it will serve its purpose.  cheers guys.
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Re: Pickling Lime
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2011, 09:33:32 AM »
I've been using an old triple beam for years, but I think it's time for an upgrade.  Its max is too low and I don't have any accessory weights.
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Re: Pickling Lime
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2011, 09:47:16 AM »
I've been using an old triple beam for years, but I think it's time for an upgrade.  Its max is too low and I don't have any accessory weights.

I made my accessory weights.  They are the big lead egg sinkers with a loop of fishing line through them so they can be hung on the triple beam attachment points.  I had to back calculate what their equivalent weight was by putting a glass with some water on the scale and then see where it balanced with the accessory weight.  Then I had to remove the accessory weight and get the glass and water to balance.  The weight of the glass and water had to fall in a range that was below the maximum capacity of the scale without the accessory weight and less than the total capacity of the scale with the accessory weight.  Then it becomes a simple subtraction from those two scale readings to figure out what the equivalent weight of the accessory weight is. 

Clear as mud, but it worked.
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Re: Pickling Lime
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2011, 09:57:17 AM »
I've been using an old triple beam for years, but I think it's time for an upgrade.  Its max is too low and I don't have any accessory weights.

I made my accessory weights.  They are the big lead egg sinkers with a loop of fishing line through them so they can be hung on the triple beam attachment points.  I had to back calculate what their equivalent weight was by putting a glass with some water on the scale and then see where it balanced with the accessory weight.  Then I had to remove the accessory weight and get the glass and water to balance.  The weight of the glass and water had to fall in a range that was below the maximum capacity of the scale without the accessory weight and less than the total capacity of the scale with the accessory weight.  Then it becomes a simple subtraction from those two scale readings to figure out what the equivalent weight of the accessory weight is. 

Clear as mud, but it worked.
That's clear to me, thanks for explaining it. :)  Great idea, I should probably do something similar.
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Re: Pickling Lime
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2011, 10:21:47 AM »
If you're interested in calibrating a scale but don't have the proper weight, you can also use coins as long as they look relatively un-mutilated.

http://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/?action=coin_specifications
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Re: Pickling Lime
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2011, 10:28:46 AM »
There are some little pocket scales sold on Ebay and other China sources for around $10 and they are very accurate. Most are only good to about 500 grams, but I checked the one I bought with 2 different sets of weights from platform scales and the it was within .1 gram with all different weights.

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Re: Pickling Lime
« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2011, 05:32:29 PM »
This is the one I've got...

http://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh-Signature-AWS-100-Digital/dp/B0012LOQUQ/ref=pd_sbs_op_1

...and it is in stock :)
I got the same scale. Works pretty good. I also got the calibration weight but used it only once or twice.

When I ordered mine, the calibration weight was included.  Looks like that's not the case any longer
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Re: Pickling Lime
« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2011, 08:39:37 PM »
If you're interested in calibrating a scale but don't have the proper weight, you can also use coins as long as they look relatively un-mutilated.

http://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/?action=coin_specifications
This might be O.K to check how accurate your scale is.
My scale calibrate with 100 grams (or calibrate to 100 grams) so coins might not work for this.
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Re: Pickling Lime
« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2011, 07:43:36 AM »
If you're interested in calibrating a scale but don't have the proper weight, you can also use coins as long as they look relatively un-mutilated.

http://www.usmint.gov/about_the_mint/?action=coin_specifications
This might be O.K to check how accurate your scale is.
My scale calibrate with 100 grams (or calibrate to 100 grams) so coins might not work for this.

20 nickels should get you to 100 grams, at least last time I used coins to calibrate a triple beam.
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