Hands on with the 11 LB Capacity Neewer Kitchen Scale

This Digital Scale has a capacity of 5 kg or around 11 lbs.  It reads in grams, lbs and ounces and offers a precision to the nearest gram.

My main concern was the accuracy of this scale.  I ran it through several variations of weighing my calibration weights.
Reading 5 grams with a 5 gram calibration weight.  It’s worth noting that this is the smallest weight I could get to register.

 Reading 30 grams with a total of 30 grams of calibration weights.

Reading 99 grams with a 100 gram calibration weight.  Specifications say this scale should be within 1 gram… they’re right!

Reading 200 grams with a 200 gram calibration weight

Scale with a medium sized kitchen bowl on it.  This will definitely work for DME and specialty grains.  You could weigh out base grains in a pinch.

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I was pleasantly surprised that this scale is very accurate, within the stated specifications of 1 gram.  5 grams was the smallest weight I could get to register.  This scale will not work well for water salts.  You need a more accurate (.1 gram) scale for that.

I think this scale will work reasonably well for weighing… hops, DME, specialty grains.  A partial mash or all grain brewer could use it to weigh base grains in a pinch.

If you’re on a tight budget and need a general use scale, consider purchasing this.  If you’ve got some more money to spend, consider purchasing the Top Finds highlighted below.

This offers a precision of .1 oz or 1 gram.

Product Features

  • High precision strain gauge sensor.
  • Auto zero-auto off.
  • Capacity: About 200oz (12.5lb) / 5000g (5kg).
  • 3 different units conversion: G, LB, OZ (1000G=2.2LB=35OZ).
  • Versatile Scale Can Be Used in Kitchen, Mail Room or Office.
NEEWER® High Quality Kitchen Good Helper Digital Kitchen Food Diet Postal Scale 5kg White

Also consider these Top Finds:
For weighing grain. 55 lb capacity. Lbs/Kg. Tare, Hold, Auto Off. Removable Face for weighing larger objects (like buckets of grain).  Review

Fast Weigh MS-500-BLK Digital Pocket Scale, 500 by 0.1 G

For accurately weighing hops, water salts, specialty grains and DME for starters.  500 g capacity.  .1 gram precision.  For accuracy, I recommend weighing hops in grams.  Review

If you’re looking for a calibration weight kit:

100g Weight Scale Calibration Kit for Digital Scales

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