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So, I need a scale....

Postby GuitarLord5000 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:33 pm

What kind of scale do you folks recommend for weighing out hops, and where would I find one? In the past, I haven't had much luck finding a scale that can accurately measure such small amounts.
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Postby yeastmeister » Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:51 pm

Ebay. Search for "pocket scale ounce" will bring you a plethora of choices. Just about any will do for hops...you don't really need all that precision, there is more error in the alpha acid measurements than your going to get from weight.
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Postby GuitarLord5000 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:03 pm

Thanks for the tip. I don't know why, but looking for a scale on Ebay never crossed my mind. And I never knew that there was that much error in the AA measurements.
I've got a scale on the way!
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Postby zeeboz » Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:09 pm

There's so many out there it's really hard to decide. I would recommend getting one that can be used for either grams or ounces. You never know when you'll find a nice recipe that's in a different weight scale.

Also, consider one that's big enough to weigh out a few pounds of specialty grain.

Mine is the Salter model # 2005 - nothing special about it.
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Postby aleguy » Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:51 pm

I just have a little spring-loaded ingredient scale. you can get them cheap at bed bath and beyond and similar stores. (I actually got mine at a homebrew shop in California.)
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Postby yeastmeister » Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:08 pm

aleguy wrote:I just have a little spring-loaded ingredient scale. you can get them cheap at bed bath and beyond and similar stores. (I actually got mine at a homebrew shop in California.)


So thats why all your stuff is so hoppy, :) Maybe your springs have come loose.... :lol:
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Postby aleguy » Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:38 pm

I like to put a little beer in my hops now and then. My scale is fine. I just keep confusing pounds with ounces.
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Postby GuitarLord5000 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:53 pm

I've had one of those spring loaded scales before. I think their margin for error was + or - 4 ounces :shock: .
Man, I've GOT to try some of your beer!
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Postby redtail28 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:18 pm

I use a postage scale from
Office Depo. It weights OZ and grams
and goes up 5 lbs. And I also have a
pocket scales for those special hops :lol:
" Jeder muÃ? an etwas glauben, und ich glaube, ich trinke noch einen."
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Postby GuitarLord5000 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:20 pm

redtail28 wrote:And I also have a pocket scales for those special hops :lol:


Well then, I DEFINITELY wanna try some of YOUR beer! :twisted:
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.......you were talking about Styrian Goldings, right?
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Postby aleguy » Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:30 pm

I think he was talking about aged Mittelfruh hops. Very rare and very pricey.
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