AMIR Digital Kitchen Scale, 500g/ 0.01g Pro Cooking scale with Back-Lit LCD Display, Accuracy Pocket Food Scale, 6 Units, Auto Off, Tare, PCS Function, Stainless Steel, Batteries Included
Range: 0.01g (0.001oz) to 500g. Stainless steel platform, ABS frame. Blue backlit LCD display. Displays in g, tl, oz, ct, and gn. Includes two trays. Product Dimensions: 4″ x 5″ x 3/4″. Platform Dimensions: 4″x4″,
Tare Function: Tare allows you to subtract the weight of the container you’re using to get a true weight of the contents. Add your empty container to the scale and press the tare button. This zeros out the scale. Now add the thing you’re weighing and the scale displays just the weight of the contents of your container. In my opinion the tare function is essential for any good homebrewing scale.
Given the specs of this scale, it should work for weighing hops, water salts, smaller amounts of specialty grains (500 grams is about 17.6 ounces or just over a pound) and other brewing ingredients.
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:
- Hands On Review: American Weigh 100g x 0.01g Digital Scale
- Hands On Review: Ultraship 55 lb Digital Scale [Grain] With Removable Face
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