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In need of a more accurate scale

I bought a scale for weighing hops and some grain a while back when I started to purchase individual ingredients for brewing. It measures in pounds, ounces and grams.

Now I am adding brewing water adjusting salts to my water. The scale I have reads the grams in whole numbers only. I need to buy a scale that measures grams in tenth’s instead of just whole numbers. I am interested in what scale other brewers use for measuring their brewing water adjusting salts and where to purchase one.
Thanks everyone
Brad

I bought an Escali Primo scale for weighing out grain and hops. Loved it so much that when I went to buy a 1/10 g scale for salts and additive, went with the Escali PR500. Hate that thing. It has an auto off feature that turns it off after about 30 seconds of use regardless of anything else, and if I don’t pop the batteries out between uses, it is guaranteed to have fully drained them within a couple of weeks - even if I haven’t used it.

So I can’t recommend a model to buy, but there is one I most definitely would NOT buy.

I use this one and it works well enough. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0012N1NAA Certainly not big enough for anything other than hops or salts but it does work well for those items. Small thing but I really like the scale NB caries for grains since a bucket fits on it nicely. http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/ultr … scale.html

I got one similar to the one above on ebay for $6 shipped. It also came with a calibration weight.

I’ve tried some cheap scales from Amazon and found that they are crap (i.e., slow, unreliable and minimum required mass is too high). This scale is a little pricy, but amazing for water amendments and hops: http://www.williamsbrewing.com/JENNINGS … P2057.aspx

Blow on it and it registers. You need to measure .1 grams of gypsum or some other brewing amendment? No problem. Try doing that with one of the cheap scales.

[quote=“kcbeersnob”]I’ve tried some cheap scales from Amazon and found that they are crap (i.e., slow, unreliable and minimum required mass is too high). This scale is a little pricy, but amazing for water amendments and hops: http://www.williamsbrewing.com/JENNINGS … P2057.aspx

Blow on it and it registers. You need to measure .1 grams of gypsum or some other brewing amendment? No problem. Try doing that with one of the cheap scales.[/quote]

If this scale will measure in tenth’s of grams it is what I had in mind. The other day I needed to add 2.7 grams of Cacl to the mash water and my scale could not do that My wife and I just came back from the Kitchen Store we have near us. None of their digital scales measured in .1 grams. Just whole numbers like the one I have. Thank you everyone for your replys.
Brad

[quote=“Bier brauer”]
If this scale will measure in tenth’s of grams it is what I had in mind. The other day I needed to add 2.7 grams of Cacl to the mash water and my scale could not do that My wife and I just came back from the Kitchen Store we have near us. None of their digital scales measured in .1 grams. Just whole numbers like the one I have. Thank you everyone for your replys.
Brad[/quote]
You’ll find cheaper scales online that measure in .1 gram increments, but they require a higher minimum mass to report any mass at all and they’re excruciatingly slow. The ~$20 American Weigh scale (4.5 stars on Amazon) I had before required 1 gram minimum. The Jennings can actually measure .1 grams. I’ve never needed to go that low, but I recently brewed a 3 gal batch that required .3g of something.

[quote=“kcbeersnob”]I’ve tried some cheap scales from Amazon and found that they are crap (i.e., slow, unreliable and minimum required mass is too high). This scale is a little pricy, but amazing for water amendments and hops: http://www.williamsbrewing.com/JENNINGS … P2057.aspx

Blow on it and it registers. You need to measure .1 grams of gypsum or some other brewing amendment? No problem. Try doing that with one of the cheap scales.[/quote]

I have this scale as well, and it’s fantastic.

As your requirement for more accurate result you should try digital scales. Some companies manufacture and use latest technology in digital scales and these scales provide more accurate results
http://www.elitescales.com/counting-scales.html
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Thanks a lot for that tip! I had no idea a scale of that accuracy could be had for such a low price. Amazon offers it for as little as $5 plus shipping…unbelievable! I’m thinking I’m going to get my hands on one of those in the very near future.

I have this one. I weigh water amendments and hops on it. It’s fast, very sensitive and weighs down to .1g.

http://www.amazon.com/IGEM-Jewelry-Weig ... B0049672SY
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