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110 lb Capacity Digital Scale with Remote Display [Grain Scale] – $22.04

American Weigh Scales SE-50 Ship Elite Black Low Profile Shipping Scale with Backlit LCD and 110-Pound Capacity

American Weigh Scales SE-50 Ship Elite Black Low Profile Shipping Scale with Backlit LCD and 110-Pound Capacity


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Three AAA batteries and AC Adapter Included
  • Can read units in lb:oz, lb (decimal), kg and g
  • Display size is 4.5 X 4.8 X .8 in
  • Remote display makes weighing large packages easy

Things I like about this scale… It uses (easy to find AAA batteries – search AmazonBasics Batteries),  According to the manual, it has the Tare Feature.  That allows you to essentially zero out your container to get a true picture of the weight of the contents.  And… this has a remote display.  That makes it easier to weigh larger items, like… buckets of grain.

7/13/18 11 AM Central: This highly rated scale is marked down to $22.04.  That’s a 56% discount from list. Shipping to most US addresses is also free 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 SE-50 Ship Elite Black Low Profile Shipping Scale with Backlit LCD and 110-Pound Capacity


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90 lb Capacity Weighmax Scale w/Stainless Top – $22.99

Weighmax W-2809 90 LB X 0.1 OZ Durable Stainless Steel Digital Postal Scale, Shipping Scale With AC adapter

90 lb capacity in .1 ounce graduations.  Minimum weight 10 g.  Extra large LCD display.  Four measuring units: lb, Kg, lb/oz, oz.  Tare, hold functions.  Can be powered by USB Cables, Batteries or AC Adapter.  Auto off when operating on batteries. Weighing platform: 7.5 in x 6.5 in, Display Size: 2.6 in x 1.6 in, Overall Dimension: 9.6 in x 6.6 in x 1.5 in.

Tare is really important in my book,  This feature allows you to zero out the scale with your container on it and allows you to weigh just the contents of the container.

7/1/18 9:30 AM Central: This is selling for just $22.99. Shipping to most US addresses is also free 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

Weighmax W-2809 90 LB X 0.1 OZ Durable Stainless Steel Digital Postal Scale, Shipping Scale With AC adapter

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Ozeri ZK420 Digital Scale – 13 lb capacity, 1/2 gram resolution

Ozeri ZK420 Garden and Kitchen Scale, with 0.5 g (0.01 oz) Precision Weighing Technology, in Red

Ozeri ZK420 Garden and Kitchen Scale, with 0.5 g (0.01 oz) Precision Weighing Technology, in Red


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 0.5 g/ 0.01 oz precision weighing technology for all your garden herb and greens, and a max Weight capacity of 6000 g/ 13.22 lbs. To help you achieve your diet, health, and wellness goals
  • Unit button converts 5 units of measurements (g, lbs., lbs.: oz, oz, ml) and displays results on a bright LCD screen-e.G. Easily convert 649.5 g to 1.432 lbs. To 1 lbs.: 6.9 oz to 22.91 oz to 649.5 ml
  • Precision Tare button calculates the net Weight of your ingredients by automatically subtracting the Weight of any pouch or container
  • Accommodate weighing platform for both small and large items, with 2 large buttons that generate an audible click Confirmation
  • Automatically powers-off after 2-minutes. Features an easy-access battery compartment (no screwdriver needed). requires 3 AAA batteries. Cleans and stores easily

Things I like about this scale… It uses (easy to find) AAA batteries. It has the Tare Feature.  That allows you to essentially zero out your container to get a true picture of the weight of the contents.  I also like that it has a relatively large capacity for a smaller scale – 13.22 lbs and that it has a .5 gram precision.  Given the specs on this scale, it should work for grain, hops, other brewing ingredients and more.

Ozeri ZK420 Garden and Kitchen Scale, with 0.5 g (0.01 oz) Precision Weighing Technology, in Red


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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Accuweight Digital Scale – 11 lb capacity, 1 gram resolution – SEE UPDATE

Accuweight 207 Digital Kitchen Multifunction Food Scale for Cooking with Large Back-Lit LCD Display,Easy to Clean with Precision Measuring,Tempered Glass

Accuweight 207 Digital Kitchen Multifunction Food Scale for Cooking with Large Back-Lit LCD Display,Easy to Clean with Precision Measuring,Tempered Glass


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Electronic gram scale equipped with 4 high precision sensors to give you accurate weight all the time;Max weight capacity up to 5000g / 11lbs / 5000mL / 176 fl. Oz. Accurate to within 1 g/0.1 oz.
  • Our digital meat scale tempered glass platform, is not only safe and hygienic but also easy to clean and store.
  • User-Friendly: Zero/Tare function of the food scale allows you to zero out containers when weighing multiple ingredients, quick unit conversion.
  • Units of Measurements Available: pounds, ounces, grams, milliliters, fluid ounces. Digital scale built with 3.2″ Large blue backlight LCD display, makes for much easier readability.

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Accuweight 207 Digital Kitchen Multifunction Food Scale for Cooking with Large Back-Lit LCD Display,Easy to Clean with Precision Measuring,Tempered Glass


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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11 lb Capacity Scale w/Stainless Top Digital Scale

Digital Kitchen Scale, SKYROKU Multifuction Food Scale with LCD Display, 11b/5kg, Stainless Steel, Silver(No Battery Included)Digital Kitchen Scale, SKYROKU Multifuction Food Scale with LCD Display, 11b/5kg, Stainless Steel


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Equipped with 6 high precision sensors to give you accurate weight all the time; 5kg/11lb capacity, 0.01oz/1g division, Perfect for baking, cooking, postage and jewelry
  • Stainless Steel Platform Design: Designed with a sleek stainless steel platform and anti-fingerprint technology for easy cleaning and maintenance
  • User-Friendly: A precise TARE function can reset the current weight on the scales to zero, quick unit conversion, Volume Measurement Supported, violet backlit display
  • Petite Design: No more fuss or clutter necessary; Made for easy storage and lightweight portability

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Digital Kitchen Scale, SKYROKU Multifuction Food Scale with LCD Display, 11b/5kg, Stainless Steel, Silver(No Battery Included)

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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Etekcity 11lb/5kg Digital Scale w/Stainless Platform

11 lb capacity Digital Scale by Etekcity.  11 lb/5 kg capacity. .01 oz/ 1 gram resolution. Stainless steel weighting platform.  Tare function.  Auto off (after 2 minutes).  Uses (easy to find) AAA batteries – Search AmazonBasics Batteries.

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.

Use to weigh hops, grain, other brewing ingredients and more.

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Etekcity Digital Kitchen Scale Multifunction Food Scale, 11 lb 5 kg, Silver, Stainless Steel (Batteries Included)

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Digital Milligram Scale [1/1000th of a gram resolution!]

Homgeek Digital Milligram Scale 50 x 0.001g, Pocket Scale Mini Jewelry Gold Powder Weigh Scales with Calibration Weights Tweezers, Weighing Pans, LCD Display

Homgeek Digital Milligram Scale 50 x 0.001g, Pocket Scale Mini Jewelry Gold Powder Weigh Scales with Calibration Weights Tweezers, Weighing Pans, LCD Display

  • PRECISION SCALE – Accurate & professional digital milligram scale – 50g capacity and 0.001g accuracy. 
  • CHANGEABLE UNITS – Large 5-digital blue LCD display for easy reading in different 6 units: g / oz / ozt / dwt / ct / gn. 

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.

With resolution down to the thousandth of a gram, this would be a candidate for use with both hops and water salts

Homgeek Digital Milligram Scale 50 x 0.001g, Pocket Scale Mini Jewelry Gold Powder Weigh Scales with Calibration Weights Tweezers, Weighing Pans, LCD Display


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Hands On Review: American Weigh AWS-100 – 100g x 0.01g Digital Scale

Here’s a Hands On Look at American Weigh’s Model AWS-100 Digital Gram Scale.  The scale has 1/100th gram resolution making it great for accurately weighing hops, small amounts of specialty grains and water salts.  It has a 100 gram (3.52 ounce) capacity.

cln_img_6812The front of the box.  Reads: Hundredth of a gram accuracy (0.01 g), 100g Maximum Capacity, Flip-Open Protective Cover, Includes two AAA, 10 Year Warranty.

AWS-100 Side of the box.  Reads: Capacity 100 g, Readability .01g, Power Two AAA, Platform Size 2.5 x 3″, Auto Off 60 Seconds No Activity.

AWS-100Front of the scale when closed.  The protective cover is a nice feature.  You don’t want to store a scale with any weight or pressure on the platform.  The built in cover keeps that from happening.

AWS-100Back of the scale

AWS-100Front of the scale when open

AWS-100 Quick User GuideClose up of the inside of the protective lid built into the AWS-100.  This includes a handy Quick User Guide.  Click the picture above to zoom.

100g Calibration WeightI purchased this 100 gram Calibration weight at the same time I got the AWS-100.  It’s worth picking up one of these.  You’ll see why next.

AWS-100 100 gramsThe 100 gram weight reads 100.12 grams.  The manual states that “calibration and adjustment are performed at the factory.  However, the weighing range can shift slightly during shipping”.  If the scale is weighing within an acceptable tolerance the scale should be left alone.  If it is outside of tolerance, it should be calibrated.  The manual says that the tolerance for this scale is .02 grams.  .12 is 6 times acceptable tolerance.  Calibration is required.

AWS-100 CalibrationTo calibrate you hold the mode button until CAL appears on the screen.  Press Mode again and it prompts you to put a 100 gram calibration weight on the platform

AWS-100 calibrationPut the weight on and the… wait 🙂 and the scale will pop up pass.  I’m guessing it calibrates itself using the weight and then re-tests the weight to ensure that it’s within tolerance.  If it is… whammo… pass.

AWS-100 100 gramReads 100.01 with a 100 gram calibration weight

AWS-100 100 gramThis is a different 100 gram weight.  It reads right at 100.

A note on accuracy: I don’t have lab quality weights.  Slight variances in accuracy tests could be a reflection of either the scale or the weight or both.  My guess is both are generally to blame.  If 1/100th (one one-hundredth) of a gram is an issue for what you’re doing… you’re going to need a lab quality scale.

AWS-100 50 gramReads 50.01 with a 50 gram calibration weight

AWS-100 20 gramReads 20.00 with a 20 gram calibration weight

AWS-100 10 gramReads 10.00 with a 10 gram calibration weight

AWS-100 2 gramReads 2.01 with a 2 gram calibration weight

AWS-100 Homebrewing reviewReads 1 with a 1 gram calibration weight

AWS-100 Homebrewing reviewReads .50 with a 500 milligram calibration weight

AWS-100 Homebrewing reviewReads .21 with a 200 milligram calibration weight

AWS-100 Homebrewing reviewReads .11 with a 100 milligram calibration weight.  Getting a reading on this light of a weight verifies that this scale is good for both hops and water salts.  It’s not really necessary (at least in my book) to get down to tenths of a gram for hops (although it’s nice to be able to do).  It is necessary to get down to this range for water salts.

AWS-100 Homebrewing reviewWeighing 28 grams (about one ounce) of calibration weights using the AWS-100.  Hops and water salts are a couple of things that I like to weigh in metric.  The other is… yeast starter wort.  That is very easy to formulate using liters and grams.  1 liter of water goes with 100 grams  DME.  If you need a .5 liter starter it would be .5 liter of water + 50 grams of DME.

AWS 100 nickel calibration weightTip: a US Nickel is right at 5 grams

AWS 100 sizeFor size reference… next to a 3 piece airlock

AWS 100 refractometerSize reference… next to the RSG-100ATC Dual Scale Refractometer

cln_img_6910Weighing a stainless sample cup (part of my Brew Day Box).  This is a good example of the beauty of the Tare Feature.  Notice that the scale reads 39.45 grams.

AWS 100 tareA press of the Tare button effectively zeroes out the scale.

AWS 100 hops scaleBecause the container is subtracted, I’m weighing just the contents.  That means I have 35.22 grams of Amarillo hops here.

aws-100 gram scale reviewOne thing I have wondered is… Can you weigh more than the capacity of a scale using the Tare Feature.  The answer, at least for this scale, is yes.  I put a 100 gram weight on the scale, Tared it and then put a 50 gram weight on the scale.

I’ve owned this since December 2014.  I can tell you that it is a great scale with excellent resolution and accuracy that is perfect for hops and water salts.

American Weigh Scale AWS-100 Digital Pocket Scale, 100g X 0.01g Resolution


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American Weigh Scales AWS-600-BLK Gram Scale [hops and more]

American Weigh Scales AWS-600-BLK Digital Personal Nutrition Scale, Pocket Size, Black

American Weigh Scales AWS-600-BLK Digital Personal Nutrition Scale, Pocket Size, Black

  • 600 Gram capacity with 0.1g resolution
  • Units of measure include: g, ounce, troy ounce, dwt
  • Includes two AAA batteries
  • Ships pre-calibrated; Calibrates with a 500g weight

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, I think it would work well for hops and smaller amounts of grain and other ingredients.

American Weigh Scales AWS-600-BLK Digital Personal Nutrition Scale, Pocket Size, Black

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Ozeri Touch III 22 lb Capacity Digital Scale

Ozeri Touch III 22 lbs (10 kg) Digital Kitchen Scale with Calorie Counter, in Tempered Glass

Ozeri Touch III 22 lbs (10 kg) Digital Kitchen Scale with Calorie Counter, in Tempered Glass


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Boasts an ultra-modern design and large weighing platform with touch-sensitive Unit and Tare buttons for effortless operation.
  • Equipped with high-precision sensors that weigh from 0.05 oz to 22 lbs / 1 g to 10 kg in units of 0.05 oz or 1 g.
  • Large high-contrast LCD displays results in ounces, pounds, grams and milliliters. Includes 4 AAA batteries.

Use to weigh grain, hops, other brewing ingredients and more.

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Ozeri Touch III 22 lbs (10 kg) Digital Kitchen Scale with Calorie Counter, in Tempered Glass

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