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- According to the United States Mint a Nickel weighs 5 grams.
- That makes a cheap and easy calibration weight to calibrate or check the honesty of your gram scale – Details
- Note: for scales that can be calibrated, you may need a specific weight. If it’s a smaller amount, you can use multiple US Nickels. “Checking the honesty” of your scale can be done with any scale. A US Nickel should weigh 5 grams on your gram scale.
- Search Amazon for “digital gram scale”
- Search Amazon for “calibration weight set”
- Related Tip: Use Two Scales if You’re an All Grain Brewer
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