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.
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 or better) 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.
Here is a relatively recent (end of 2014) picture of the scale being used to weigh a Leland Mini CO2 Regulator for an update to a review of that regulator.
If you’re on a tight budget and need a general use scale, consider purchasing this. I think it will serve you well. If you’ve got some more money to spend, consider a two scale solution a higher capacity scale for grain (Consider: UltraShip 55 lb. Digital Postal Shipping & Kitchen Scale – Review) and a more precise gram scale for hops and water sales (Consider: American Weigh 100g x 0.01g Digital Scale).
- 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.