American Weigh 500 x .01 gram [1/100th gram resolution!] – $21.99 – hops, water salts & more

American Weigh Scales LB-501 Digital Kitchen Scale

American Weigh Scales LB-501 Digital Kitchen Scale

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  • 500 Gram capacity with 0.01g resolution
  • Units of measure include: g, ounce, dwt
  • Includes four AA batteries, calibration weights( two (2) 200g Calibration Weights)
  • Scale made with the finest craftsmanship and guaranteed to last for years
  • 10 Year Limited Warranty


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.

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10/4/18 10 AM Central: This is marked down 60% from list to $21.99.  That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

American Weigh Scales LB-501 Digital Kitchen Scale

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:

Compare at MoreBeer: Large High Precision Scale – 500g x 0.01g MT353 – similar specs, but may not be identical

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