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Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container – $14.39

Reliance Products Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container

Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container by Reliance

7 gallon capacity.  Space saving, stackable design.  Includes hand and spigot.  Five year warranty against manufacturer’s defects.

Possible homebrewing uses including collecting and transporting brew day water.

8/30/15 5 PM Central: These have dropped to $14.39.  That’s just $1.65 off the best historical Amazon price I found.  Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.  I picked a couple of these up for use around the brewery.

Reliance Products Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container

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Large High Precision Scale 500 g x .01 g for Hops and Water Salts – $45.99

Large High Precision Scale - 500g x 0.01g MT353

Product Description – Here  Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

This scale weighs to 1/hundredth of a gram.  Includes (2) 200g Calibration Weights.  Detachable lid to protect weighing surface.  Includes weighing boil.  Runs on included AC adapter or included batteries.  Tare, auto digital calibration and counting mode.  10 year warranty.

Great for hops [5 Most Recent Hop Finds], water salts, small amounts of specialty grains and other ingredients.

Large High Precision Scale – 500g x 0.01g MT353 – $45.99 + Free Shipping with $59 Order

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American Weigh Black Blade Digital Scale 1/100th Gram Resolution

American Weigh Black Blade V2 Digital Pocket Scale, 100 by 0.01 G


This has scale has a resolution of .01 or 1/100th of a gram.  That makes it a great scale for weighing hops [5 Most Recent Hop Finds] and water salts.

American Weigh Black Blade V2 Digital Pocket Scale, 100 by 0.01 G

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DuPont Water Filter System

DuPont WFPF13003B Universal Whole House 15,000-Gallon Water Filtration System

Use for… filtering your water for brew day.  You could also use this housing, with the appropriate filter, to put together a beer filtration system or a Hop Randall.  Although this wouldn’t make a very cool Randall because you can’t see the hops.

DuPont WFPF13003B Universal Whole House 15,000-Gallon Water Filtration System

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Reader Tip: 5 Stage Reverse Osmosis Setup On Sale at Woot

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APEC 5 Stage Reverse Osmosis Filter on sale via Woot.  Use to make RO water and build back up to your preferred taste and mash profile using water salts.

APEC Water ROES-50-A 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis Filter System – $169.99 via Woot • Compare at Amazon

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Water Filter Setup – $37.99

Water Filter Kit - 10 inch

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Description: Filter your tap water and eliminate that no-win decision of “should I buy expensive bottled water or use the chlorinated water from the tap.” This water filter kit features a 10″ carbon block filter that removes all chlorine and organic flavor. Kit includes 10″ housing, one carbon block filter, garden hose attachment, barbed fittings and 6′ of 3/8″ vinyl tubing. The carbon block should be replaced after filtering approximately 800 gallons of water or after 1 year of use, whichever comes first. Filter should be disassembled and stored dry when not in use. (keep reading)

Water Filter Kit – 10 inch FIL32 – $37.99 + Free Shipping with $59 Order

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Hands On: American Weigh 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’ve owned this since December 2014

This is a great scale with excellent resolution and accuracy that is perfect for hops and water salts.

American Weigh 100g x 0.01g Digital Scale

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