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Hands On Review: American Weigh AWS-100 Digital Gram Scale – 100g x 0.01g – for homebrew hops & more

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Why a Digital Gram Scale for Homebrewing?

Homebrewers are generally weighing things in two categories.  Moderately large amounts of things – like grain – and smaller amounts of things – like hops and water salts.  Although weighing both types of things involve a scale, they are really wildly different activities.

An accurate gram scale is great for weighing smaller amounts of things like hops, water salts and smaller amounts of other ingreidents.

Features to Look for in a Homebrewing Gram Scale

  • Digital readout – most scales are digital now, so this one should not be a problem
  • The Tare Feature – 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.
  • Precision – Look for a minimum of 1/10th gram precision (Example – 1.1 grams) if you’re wanting to weigh hops.  Look for a minimum of 1/100th gram precision (Example. 1.11 grams) if you’re wanting to weigh water salts.
  • Capacity – Higher precision and accuracy generally equate to lower capacity.  That’s okay, just understand what capacity you’re buying.  100 grams = about 3.52 ounces.

Hands on Review: American Weigh Model AWS-100 Digital Gram Scale

This 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.


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American Weigh Scale AWS-100 Digital Pocket Scale, 100g X 0.01g Resolution – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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American Weigh 110 lb Capacity Digital Scale with Remote Display [Grain Scale] – $37.49 + free shipping + Bulk Grain Deal

H Series Multifunction Digital Hanging Scale, 110 lbs. x 0.1 lbs, H-110

H Series Multifunction Digital Hanging Scale, 110 lbs. x 0.1 lbs, H-110 by American Weigh Scales

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  • SIMPLE SHIPPING: This shipping weight scale features a separate LCD screen and platform, making it easy to weigh packages, boxes, and more for your shipping needs.
  • PRECISION PACKING: This highly accurate and professional scale provides precise measurement — to a tenth of an ounce — and can weigh items up to 110 lbs. with excellent accuracy.
  • HEAVY-DUTY SHIPPING SCALE: With a capacity of 110 lbs., this digital shipping scale can handle larger items, like luggage, boxes, and more, helping you avoid extra baggage fees or shipping costs.
  • LCD SCREEN: The digital scale’s backlit LCD screen makes numbers viewable and easy to read — even in dim lighting. Thanks to high-precision sensors, you’ll get an accurate measurement every time.
  • ELITE SHIPPING SCALE: This digital weighing scale can switch between units of measurement, converting weights to pounds, kilograms, and grams for your specific weighing needs.

 

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “grain” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

Things I like about this scale…

  • It uses (easy to find AAA batteries – search AmazonBasics 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.
  • And… this has a remote display.  That makes it easier to weigh larger items, like… buckets of grain.

4/1/21 2 PM Central: This is on sale for $37.49. Shipping is also free to many US addressesPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

H Series Multifunction Digital Hanging Scale, 110 lbs. x 0.1 lbs, H-110 – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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11 lb Capacity Digital Scale – weigh grain, hops & more – $8.79 + free prime ship

MOCEAN Food Scale, 11lb Digital Kitchen Scale Weight Grams and oz for Cooking Baking, 1g/0.1oz Precise Graduation, High Accuracy with Tare & Auto Off Multifunction (Scale Only)

11 lb capacity digital scale

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  • 🍓【PRECISE CALCULATE】- Capacity: 11lb/5kg; Accuracy: 0.05 oz/1g; High precision sensors provide accurate weight results for your need every time.
  • 🍊【MULTIFUNCTIONAL】- Measure and quickly convert units between lb. (Oz. ), g and ml. Include water and milk volume measurement modes with refined accuracy.
  • 🍌【EASY TARE】- Features tare and auto-zero functions for easy compatibility with other containers; measure in a mug, plate, or different sized bowl with dependable and hassle-free accuracy.
  • 🍏【PORTABLE & EASY TO STORE】- Lightweight and small scale can save space for the rest of your kitchen. You can enjoy your professional health butler care at home or travelling.

 

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.

11 lb/5 kg capacity.  .1oz/1 gram resolution.  Given the specs of this scale it should work for grain, hops, other brewing ingredients and more.  Related: Tip#16 Use Metric for Hops

4/1/21 1 PM Central: This is selling for just $8.79. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

MOCEAN Food Scale, 11lb Digital Kitchen Scale Weight Grams and oz for Cooking Baking, 1g/0.1oz Precise Graduation, High Accuracy with Tare & Auto Off Multifunction (Scale Only) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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500 Gram Capacity, .01 Gram Resolution Digital Scale [Hops, Water Salts & More] – $10.99 + free prime ship

Digital Precision Gram Scale, 0.001oz/0.01g 500g Mini Pocket Scale, Portable Electronic Weight Jewelry Scales, Tare, Auto Off, Stainless Steel, White Backlit Display(Battery Included)

500 Gram Capacity x .01 Resolution Digital Scale

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  • HIGH PRECISION: 500g capacity with 0.01g accuracy, high precision sensor system ensure accurate weight readings, this digital gram scale have wide white Back-light LCD display, easy to read.
  • LIGHT WEIGHT & COMPACT DESIGN: This pocket mini scale is so handy in size (Item size :4.6 x 2.5 x 0.7 inch, Platform size: 2.4 x 2.1 inch ) and easy to carry & store, you can carry it everywhere.
  • PROTECTIVE COVER & FREE CARRYING POUCH: The plastic protective cover as a container to hold items to be weighed, and makes tiny pieces easy to contain. Also come with a pouch so it can fit into pocket without scratching the outside.
  • 7 UNITS OF MEASURE: Quickly convert measurement results between g / oz / tl / gn / ozt / dwt / ct in seconds. here you have all the necessary unit measurements to meet your needs. Cooking, mailing packages, weighing jewelry, coins, herbs, and whatever else you need too.

 

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.

4/8/21 10 AM Central: This is on sale for $10.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Digital Precision Gram Scale, 0.001oz/0.01g 500g Mini Pocket Scale, Portable Electronic Weight Jewelry Scales, Tare, Auto Off, Stainless Steel, White Backlit Display(Battery Included) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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ORIA Digital Scale, 500 Gram Capacity, .01 Gram Resolution [Hops, Water Salts & More] – $10.99, near best price + free prime ship

ORIA Digital Kitchen Scale, Mini Pocket Jewelry Scale, 500g/ 0.01g Precise Graduation, Multifunction Cooking Scale with 2 Trays, 6 Units, Tare and PCS Function, Stainless Steel (Batteries Included)

ORIA Digital Kitchen Scale, Mini Pocket Jewelry Scale, 500g/ 0.01g Precise Graduation, Multifunction Cooking Scale with 2 Trays, 6 Units, Tare and PCS Function, Stainless Steel (Batteries Included)

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

  • 【High Precision】 500g capacity with 0.01g accuracy, high precision sensor system ensure accurate weight readings. Easy to clean and use, make it an ideal to measure jewelry, medicine, and cooking ingredients with refined accuracy.
  • 【Backlight & 6 Units】 Built with a clear blue backlight LCD screen, the cooking scale can convert measurement results between in g, ozt, oz, ct, dwt and gn in seconds. Comes with two trays (13cm, 10cm), which can be used as protectors or scale trays. Meet your demand of measuring different things.
  • 【Smart Button】 The “PCS” function enables you pieces counting such as pins, beads, screws; The “T” function will provide a net weight; The “M” function helps you choose the proper unit. The switch time can be set to 60″, 120″ and 180″. Time setting for auto off. Besides, it can alert users for low battery power, overload, and uneven surface placement.
  • 【Quality Materials】 The Smart Digital Pocket Scale is crafted to be strong, accurate, fast, and user-friendly. Constructed with a high-quality stainless steel platform and ABS plastic frame, this digital kitchen scale is durable and easy to clean.
  • 【Compact Design & Size】 Minimalistic and elegant design, the food scale’s mini and compact size (Item size: 4″ x 5″ x 3/4″. Platform size: 4″x4″) takes up minimal space on your desk. Easy to carry & store, you can carry it everywhere.

 

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.

3/25/21 11 AM Central: This is selling for just $10.99. That’s $1 shy of the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

ORIA Digital Kitchen Scale, Mini Pocket Jewelry Scale, 500g/ 0.01g Precise Graduation, Multifunction Cooking Scale with 2 Trays, 6 Units, Tare and PCS Function, Stainless Steel (Batteries Included) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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American Weigh 100g x 0.01g Digital Scale AND Calibration Weight – $13.99 + free prime ship + Hands on Review

American Weigh Scales 100G X 0.01G Digital Scale, With Seaside 100 G Stainless Steel Calibration Weight

Model AWS-100 Digital Gram Scale with 100 g Calibration Weight by American Weigh

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  • Weighs up to 100 grams in 0.01 gram increments. Units of measure include gram, ounce, carat and grain
  • Backlit LCD display helps make the numbers viewable and easy to read
  • Flip-open lid protects the delicate weighing surface and includes basic instructions
  • Backed by a powerful 10 year warranty, runs on 2 AAA batteries (included)
  • Easy recalibration with included 100g American Weigh calibration weight, ensuring accurate readings at all times

 

This scale is great for weighing hops and water salts.  I’ve owned it tn_cln_img_6915-300x225since December 2014.  Note that I purchased my scale without the calibration weight.  See: Hands on Review

3/21/21 4:30 PM Central: This is selling for $13.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

American Weigh Scales 100G X 0.01G Digital Scale, With Seaside 100 G Stainless Steel Calibration Weight – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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50 lb Capacity Accuteck Digital Scale, w/AC Adapter [Grain Scale] – $19.99 + free prime ship

ACCUTECK All-in-1 Series W-8250-50bs A-Pt 50 Digital with Ac Adapter by ACCUTECK

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  • Fold up mailer holder–stand upright to 90 degrees for rolling tubes and irregular packages
  • Capacity–up to 50lbs, sensitivity–0.1oz(0-25lb), 0.2oz(25-50lb), reading modes–pounds/ounces, ounces, kilograms/grams, grams
  • Key functions–tare(allow you to reset the display to 0.0), hold (especially for weighing a over-sized item)
  • Self-calibration technology–does not require a 50lbs weight, you can choose any known weight starting from 5 lbs. for calibration purpose
  • Power– run on 3 x AAA batteries or 5v adapter (both included)

 

  • What I like about this scale… I like that it has a large 50 lb capacity.  That makes it a great candidate for use as a grain scale.  I also like that is uses both easy to find AAA batteries and the included AC adapter.  This scale also includes, the requisite (in my opinion) tare feature.
  • What’s the 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.
  • What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “grain” – may include reviews for other sizes or variation

3/18/21 3 PM Central: This is selling for $19.99.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Accuteck All-In-One Series W-8250-50BS A-PT 50 Digital – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Digital Scale w/11 lb Capacity by Zerla [weigh hops, grain and more] – $11.99 + free prime ship

Digital Kitchen Scale by Zerla — Versatile Food Scale — Weigh Snacks, Liquids, & Foods — Accurate Weight Scale within .05 oz.

Digital Scale by Zerla

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  • Accurate and Easy to Use: Built with high-precision sensitive sensor, our food scale accuracy at 0.1g / 0.004oz, more accurately count your calorie. This cooking scale capacity is up to 5 kg / 11 lbs. LCD display uses black backlight, no shadow interference, clearer reading.
  • Keep You Slim: Delicious food and in a good shape, now you can have your cake and eat it too. The food scale can help you easily weigh each component of a mixed meal to prepare a delicious and healthy dinner.
  • Low Voltage Indication: Ultra-low power consumption and overload indication, and with batteries included for Immediately use after delivery.
  • Precision Tare Button: Our kitchen scale calculates the exact net weight of your ingredients by automatically subtracting the weight of the bowl or container your food may be in at the time.

 

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 hops, grain, other brewing ingredients and more.

3/16/21 3 PM Central: This is on sale for $11.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Digital Kitchen Scale by Zerla — Versatile Food Scale — Weigh Snacks, Liquids, & Foods — Accurate Weight Scale within .05 oz.


Also: Search 500 gram calibration weight on Amazon | Homebrew Scale Deals, Discounts and Coupons & Reviews | Recent Hop Finds

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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ORIA Digital Scale, 500 Gram Capacity, .01 Gram Resolution [Hops, Water Salts & More]

ORIA Digital Kitchen Scale, Mini Pocket Jewelry Scale, 500g/ 0.01g Precise Graduation, Multifunction Cooking Scale with 2 Trays, 6 Units, Tare and PCS Function, Stainless Steel (Batteries Included)

ORIA Digital Kitchen Scale, Mini Pocket Jewelry Scale, 500g/ 0.01g Precise Graduation, Multifunction Cooking Scale with 2 Trays, 6 Units, Tare and PCS Function, Stainless Steel (Batteries Included)

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

  • 【High Precision】 500g capacity with 0.01g accuracy, high precision sensor system ensure accurate weight readings. Easy to clean and use, make it an ideal to measure jewelry, medicine, and cooking ingredients with refined accuracy.
  • 【Backlight & 6 Units】 Built with a clear blue backlight LCD screen, the cooking scale can convert measurement results between in g, ozt, oz, ct, dwt and gn in seconds. Comes with two trays (13cm, 10cm), which can be used as protectors or scale trays. Meet your demand of measuring different things.
  • 【Smart Button】 The “PCS” function enables you pieces counting such as pins, beads, screws; The “T” function will provide a net weight; The “M” function helps you choose the proper unit. The switch time can be set to 60″, 120″ and 180″. Time setting for auto off. Besides, it can alert users for low battery power, overload, and uneven surface placement.
  • 【Quality Materials】 The Smart Digital Pocket Scale is crafted to be strong, accurate, fast, and user-friendly. Constructed with a high-quality stainless steel platform and ABS plastic frame, this digital kitchen scale is durable and easy to clean.
  • 【Compact Design & Size】 Minimalistic and elegant design, the food scale’s mini and compact size (Item size: 4″ x 5″ x 3/4″. Platform size: 4″x4″) takes up minimal space on your desk. Easy to carry & store, you can carry it everywhere.

 

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.

ORIA Digital Kitchen Scale, Mini Pocket Jewelry Scale, 500g/ 0.01g Precise Graduation, Multifunction Cooking Scale with 2 Trays, 6 Units, Tare and PCS Function, Stainless Steel (Batteries Included) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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AmazonBasics Digital Scale with LCD Display

AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Digital Kitchen Scale with LCD Display (Batteries Included)

Digital Scale with LCD Display by AmazonBasics

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

  • Stainless steel digital kitchen scale with widescreen LCD screen
  • Weighs up to 11 pounds (about 5000 grams) of food (minimum of 2 grams)
  • Advanced sensor technology delivers quick, accurate responses
  • Displays results in ounces, grams, pounds
  • Tare button subtracts container weight to zero out the scale so you only measure what you want
  • Measures approximately 8.7×7.1×1.6 inches (LxWxH)
  • BPA-free
  • Two AAA AmazonBasics batteries included

 

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

AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Digital Kitchen Scale with LCD Display (Batteries Included) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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