Stainless Top Digital Scale – 11 lb Capacity

This digital scale has a stainless top, back lit LCD display, measures in lbs/ounces and grams/kilograms and has the (in my opinion) required tare function.  Tare lets you zero out the scale with the empty measuring vessel on so that you have an accurate weight that does not include the vessel.

The 11 lb capacity is large enough to weigh grain (in two batches) for an all grain batch and the 1 gram accuracy is good enough for measuring hops.  This could also handle batches of specialty grains, DME and the like.

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A smaller scale can work for all grain brewers, as you can weigh any amount of grain in multiple batches, but if you’re a large batch all grain brewer or regularly brew all grain batches with larger grain bills you may want to consider a two scale approach, one more precise scale for hops and a larger capacity scale for larger grain bills.  A couple scales to consider:

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8 thoughts on “Stainless Top Digital Scale – 11 lb Capacity

  1. Anonymous

    The only issue with that is the very small balance area. 1oz of dry whole hops still has a lot of volume. Getting a decent sized bowl to hold it and still fit in that area seems like a bit of a trick.

    The price is certainly right though! Might be worth getting it anyway and giving it a go.

  2. Homebrew Finds

    So you don’t need a 5-7 lb capacity then, right? Just something that can very accurately weigh out an ounce. I’d just get the gram scale that’s on my top finds list. $7 and you have .1 gram accuracy.

  3. Anonymous

    Here’s why I asked. I recently got several 1lb bags of hops. I measured them out before opening them up and they came in just over 1lb (accounting for the weight of the bag). After dividing the bag out into 1oz groups, I had a problem: I only had 15 groups. Because of the inaccuracy of my supposed 0.1oz accuracy scale I lost an ounce. I tried redistributing into 16 groups, but ended up with piles weighing somewhere between 0.8 and 1.0. I could have messed with it longer, but at some point I realized that this was stupid and I just needed a more accurate scale.

  4. Jon

    I switched to measuring my hops in grams just to do away with the nightmare of fractional ounces… and it’s awesome!

    1. Homebrew Finds

      Agreed… I do the same. I also use metric for starters. And, space programs. I use metric for my own personal space program. Other than that, it’s all imperial measurements.

  5. Anonymous

    This might seem like overkill to some, but what would you recommend for a scale with 0.01 oz accuracy up to maybe 5-7lbs capacity?


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