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Ozeri Pronto ZK14 Digital Scale – weigh homebrew hops, grain & more – $9.39 + free prime ship

Ozeri ZK14-B Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale, Silver

Ozeri ZK14-B Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale, Silver

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  • Accurate, elegant, easy-to-use digital kitchen scale for your largest and smallest cooking projects – weighs up to 11.24 lbs (5100 grams) with precise graduations of 0.05 oz (1 gram)
  • Automatic Unit Button instantly converts between 5 units of measurements (g, lbs, lbs: oz, oz, ml) and displays results on an easy-to-read LCD screen
  • Precision Tare Button calculates the net weight of your ingredients by automatically subtracting the weight of any bowl or container
  • Features a newly enlarged weighing platform finished in elegant chrome, and 2 large buttons that generate an audible click confirmation. Cleans and stores easily
  • Runs on 2 AAA batteries (included) that automatically power-off after 2-minutes to preserve battery life, and an easy-access battery compartment (no screwdriver needed). Satisfaction Guaranteed

 

  • What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “beer” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations
  • 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.
  • 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.  Given the specs on this scale (11 lb capacity and 1 gram resolution), it should work for grain, hops, other brewing ingredients and more.

10/16/20 10:30 AM Central: This is on sale for just $9.39. That’s the best historical direct from 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, 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 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

Ozeri ZK14-B Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale, Silver – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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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MAXUS Digital Milligram Scale – 50 grams x .001 grams! + Calibration Weight – $18.95, best price + free prime ship

MAXUS Dante Milligram Reloading Scale 50g x 0.001g Includes 20g Calibration Weight, Scoop, Powder Pan and Tweezers Read in Grain Gram Carat Pennyweigh oz ozt High Precision Jewelry Scale (Black)

MAXUS Dante Milligram Reloading Scale 50g x 0.001g Includes 20g Calibration Weight, Scoop, Powder Pan and Tweezers Read in Grain Gram Carat Pennyweigh oz ozt High Precision Jewelry Scale (Black)

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  • 💎 Professional-Grade Load Cell 💎 Dante Milligram Scale built with OVERSIZED 60mm transducer/sensor dedicated for repeated weighing to get much faster and reliable results; Dante Millgram Scale will notably accelerate your weighing jobs and save your time, many reloaders, home pharmacies and chemists have started to use Dante Mg Scale to replace their balance beam scales for the better.
  • 💎 Multi-Function Milligram Scale 💎 Dante Jewelry Scale has a backlit LCD display for easy reading, the Dante Jewelry Scale is suitable for weighing diamonds, gems, jewelry, gold and precious metals, for reloading gun powder, for weighing medicine ingredients to fill your own capsules, for weighing supplements, caffeine, for weighing spices, herbs & other seasonings. The piece counting feature makes counting small parts much easier.
  • 💎 Space Saving and Portable 💎 Dante Mini Scale is very portable due to its Space Saving Compact Design, it won’t take too much room on your bench, actually it can fit into any kind of workbenches and can still leave plenty of space for your other tools and equipments. Dante Digital Scale is small enough to fit in your backpack, tool box, tool chest, deployment pack, tactical bag, it makes your “lab” more portable. With Dante Scale, it’s easy to weigh powder and precious small items on the go
  • 💎 6 Weighing Units to Choose 💎 Dante Powder Scale comes with a powder tray / pan, 20-g calibration check weight, tweezers and powder scoop, Dante Powder Scale measures in Grains gn, Grams g, Carats ct, Pennyweights dwt, Ounces oz, Troy Ounces ozt. Its Max capacity: 771 grains / 50 grams / 250 carats; Its resolution/readability: 0.02 grains / 0.001 grams / 0.005 carats.

 

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.  50 grams is about 1.76 ounces.

10/7/20 3 PM Central: This is on sale for just $18.95. That’s 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 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 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.

MAXUS Dante Milligram Reloading Scale 50g x 0.001g Includes 20g Calibration Weight, Scoop, Powder Pan and Tweezers Read in Grain Gram Carat Pennyweigh oz ozt High Precision Jewelry Scale (Black) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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MAXUS Digital Milligram Scale – 50 grams x .001 grams! + Calibration Weight

MAXUS Dante Milligram Reloading Scale 50g x 0.001g Includes 20g Calibration Weight, Scoop, Powder Pan and Tweezers Read in Grain Gram Carat Pennyweigh oz ozt High Precision Jewelry Scale (Black)

MAXUS Dante Milligram Reloading Scale 50g x 0.001g Includes 20g Calibration Weight, Scoop, Powder Pan and Tweezers Read in Grain Gram Carat Pennyweigh oz ozt High Precision Jewelry Scale (Black)

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

  • 💎 Professional-Grade Load Cell 💎 Dante Milligram Scale built with OVERSIZED 60mm transducer/sensor dedicated for repeated weighing to get much faster and reliable results; Dante Millgram Scale will notably accelerate your weighing jobs and save your time, many reloaders, home pharmacies and chemists have started to use Dante Mg Scale to replace their balance beam scales for the better.
  • 💎 Multi-Function Milligram Scale 💎 Dante Jewelry Scale has a backlit LCD display for easy reading, the Dante Jewelry Scale is suitable for weighing diamonds, gems, jewelry, gold and precious metals, for reloading gun powder, for weighing medicine ingredients to fill your own capsules, for weighing supplements, caffeine, for weighing spices, herbs & other seasonings. The piece counting feature makes counting small parts much easier.
  • 💎 Space Saving and Portable 💎 Dante Mini Scale is very portable due to its Space Saving Compact Design, it won’t take too much room on your bench, actually it can fit into any kind of workbenches and can still leave plenty of space for your other tools and equipments. Dante Digital Scale is small enough to fit in your backpack, tool box, tool chest, deployment pack, tactical bag, it makes your “lab” more portable. With Dante Scale, it’s easy to weigh powder and precious small items on the go
  • 💎 6 Weighing Units to Choose 💎 Dante Powder Scale comes with a powder tray / pan, 20-g calibration check weight, tweezers and powder scoop, Dante Powder Scale measures in Grains gn, Grams g, Carats ct, Pennyweights dwt, Ounces oz, Troy Ounces ozt. Its Max capacity: 771 grains / 50 grams / 250 carats; Its resolution/readability: 0.02 grains / 0.001 grams / 0.005 carats.

 

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.  50 grams is about 1.76 ounces.

MAXUS Dante Milligram Reloading Scale 50g x 0.001g Includes 20g Calibration Weight, Scoop, Powder Pan and Tweezers Read in Grain Gram Carat Pennyweigh oz ozt High Precision Jewelry Scale (Black) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Maxus Elite Plus Precision Scale 200 Gram Capacity x .01 Gram Resolution AND Calibration Weight

MAXUS ELITE PLUS Precision Gram Scale 200g x 0.01g + 100g Calibration Check Weight - Digital Arrow Scale Archery Scale 3086 Grain x 0.2gn Pocket Scale Jewelry Scale Herb Scale Small Scale Meds Capsule

MAXUS ELITE PLUS Precision Gram Scale 200g x 0.01g + 100g Calibration Check Weight – Digital Arrow Scale Archery Scale 3086 Grain x 0.2gn Pocket Scale Jewelry Scale Herb Scale Small Scale Meds Capsule

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  • 🎯 Accurate & Precision 🎯 Elite Plus Precision Scale offers 0.01g 0.2gn 0.05ct 0.001ozt 0.01dwt 0.001oz Accuracy and 200g Max Capacity, it comes with a 100g calibration check weight, so you can always reset the scale to its standard, make every weighing experience as accurate & precision as possible.
  • 🎯 Elegant & Durable 🎯 Elite Plus Arrow Scale is easy to use, the backlit LCD Display is easy to read, the brushed stainless steel platform is easy to clean. A great choice for measuring carbon and aluminum arrows, bolts, points, broad heads, vanes, stabilizer weights and other archery components.
  • 🎯 Compact & Portable 🎯 Elite Plus Pocket Scale can easily fit into your pocket, this multi-Function scale can be used to weigh Pet Medicines Supplements dose Tobacco Flavor Diamond Gemstone Gems Kitchen Nutrition Ingredients Food Baking stuff Spices Seasoning Herb Coffee beans
  • 🎯 Beautifully Made 🎯 ELITE Plus Jewelry Scale has a Classic look, it was made of quality materials, it provides fast and reliable reading, it’s easy to carry or store. Six weighing units available: Gram Grain Carat Pennyweight Ounce Troy Ounce

 

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 I like about this scale… I like that this has the tare function and that it has a 1/100th gram resolution.  That means you should be able to use it for weighing hops, water salts, smaller amounts of specialty grains (200 grams is about 7 ounces) and other brewing ingredients.  I also like that it has an included calibration weight.  That mean you can double check accuracy and re-calibrate if need be.

MAXUS ELITE PLUS Precision Gram Scale 200g x 0.01g + 100g Calibration Check Weight – Digital Arrow Scale Archery Scale 3086 Grain x 0.2gn Pocket Scale Jewelry Scale Herb Scale Small Scale Meds Capsule – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Nutri-Fit Digital Scale with 11 lb Capacity [Weigh Hops, Grain & More]

Digital Kitchen Scale with Dough Scraper, NUTRI FIT High Accuracy Multifunction Food Scale with Fingerprint Resistant Coating,Tare & Auto Off Function Red

NUTRI FIT Digital Kitchen Scale with Dough Scraper, High Accuracy Multifunction Food Scale with Fingerprint Resistant Coating,Tare & Auto Off Function Red

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  • Accurate, High-Precision & Wide Range – Our digital kitchen scale built with high precision strain gauge sensor system, provides you with accurate weight 11lb/5kg capacity, 0.1oz/1g division. you will always get the right amount of foods, jewelry, medicine, liquids and spices for all of your recipes. Measure items using both standard and metric unit, the scale even includes a function to properly measure the volume of milk and water. Perfect for baking, cooking, weighting small package etc .
  • Anti-Fingerprint Stainless Steel: The food scale made of high quality Stainless Steel, with fingerprint resistant coating for easy to clean and maintain. Anti-fingerprint, provide dustproof, anti-corrosion protect and sterilization, hydrophobic function, it can help avoid the use of chemical solvents to handle fingerprints or oil stains, protect the surface of the scale from damage, blackening, or loss of gloss, and prolong its service life .
  • Stylish Hanging Design: The sleek design allows you to accent your home kitchen with a modern fashion touch and amazing sight, or effortlessly hang the scale stow as a decoration, Its slim design also makes it easy to store in any cabinet while saving space for the rest of your kitchen essentials .
  • Multi- function: features a clear LCD display in lb, oz, g, ml, and fl.oz; low power, overload indication and auto-off function after 1 minute of inactivity make weighing your foods Hassle-Free .

 

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.

NUTRI FIT Digital Kitchen Scale with Dough Scraper, High Accuracy Multifunction Food Scale with Fingerprint Resistant Coating,Tare & Auto Off Function Red – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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Brifit Digital Scale AND Calibration Weight – 500 Gram Capacity, .01 (1/100th!) Gram Resolution – weigh hops & more

Brifit Digital Pocket Scales, 500g High-precision Kitchen Food Scales, Jewelry Scales, Pro Scales with Back-Lit LCD Display, Tare and PCS Features, Stainless Steel, Batteries Included

Brifit Digital Kitchen Scale.  500 gram capacity, .01 gram resolution.

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  • HIGH PRECISION: Built with high precision sensor system, Criacr pocket scale provides accurate results instantly from 0.05g to 500g( accuracy: 0.01g). Easy to clean and use, make it an ideal to measure cooking ingredients, jewelry and coins.
  • MULTI-FUNCTIONS: The “PCS” function enables you counting the pieces, such as pins, screws; The “T” for TARA function; The “M” for selection unit and auto-off function. The switch time can be set to 60 “, 120″ and 180”
  • 2 TRAYS & BATTERIES INCLUDED: 2 AAA batteries inluded. Comes with two trays (13cm, 10cm), which can be used as protectors or scale trays. Meet your demand of measuring different things
  • 6 UNITS SWITCHABLE: Quickly convert between 6 units: g, oz, ozt, dwt, gn, ct, built with a clear blue backlit LCD screen. Besides, it can alert users for low battery power, overload, and uneven surface placement
  • MINI & SPACE SAVER: The electronic weighing scale comes with mini and compact size takes up minimal space on your desk, easy to carry. ♥We provides 12 months warranty for quality-related issues; ♥

 

  • 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 I like about this scale… I like the high resolution (1/100th gram) given the relatively large capacity (500 grams, about 17.6 ounces, or just over a pound).  I like that it has the requisite (in my opinion) tare feature, that it has a stainless top and that it uses easy to source AAA batteries [Search AmazonBasics Batteries].  Given the specs of this scale, it should work for weighing hops, smaller amounts of specialty grains and other brewing ingredients.

Brifit Digital Pocket Scales, 500g High-precision Kitchen Food Scales, Jewelry Scales, Pro Scales with Back-Lit LCD Display, Tare and PCS Features, 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 MS-600 Digital Gram Scale – 600 x .1 Grams – weigh hops & more – $9.99 + free shipping

American Weigh Scales Fast Weigh MS Series Precision Digital Pocket Weight Scale, 600G x 0.1G (MS-600-BLK)

American Weigh Scales Fast Weigh MS Series Precision Digital Pocket Weight Scale, 600G x 0.1G (MS-600-BLK)

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  • Unparallelled accuracy: accuracy to 10th of a gram with flexible measurements and small capacity
  • Protected and Durable: Flip top cover protects weighing surface while not in use and makes for convenient expansion tray while in use
  • Pocket size: small pocket size, about the same as a credit card and deck of cards, makes the scale portable and easy to carry
  • Multiweighing Units: flexibility of g, dwt, oz, oz allows for multiuse purpose like weighing coffee and herbs

 

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

600 gram capacity.  .1 (1/10th) gram precision. Given the specs of this scale, I think it would work well for hops and smaller amounts of grain and other ingredients.  If you’re looking for something for water salts, consider the AWS-100 Digital Gram Scale – Review

10/1/20 10 AM Central: This is on sale for $9.99.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses. 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 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 Fast Weigh MS Series Precision Digital Pocket Weight Scale, 600G x 0.1G (MS-600-BLK) – 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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  • 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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Bonsenkitchen Digital Scale with 11 lb Capacity [Weigh Hops, Grain & More]

Bonsenkitchen Food Weight Scales, Digital Kitchen Scale for Cooking and Baking (Sliver)

Bonsenkitchen Food Weight Scales, Digital Kitchen Scale for Cooking and Baking (Sliver)

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  • High-Precision & Wide Range Kitchen Weight Scale: Our kitchen scale with 4 high precision sensors which accurate weight 11lb/5kg capacity with 0.1oz/1g division
  • Automatic Unit Button Switch Freely between 4 units of measurements: Easy read the result from LCD screen; One key convert between g/oz/lb/kg to satisfy different types items foods,jewelry,medicine, spices
  • Multi Function Food Scale: Includes overload & low battery power indication, tare function, atuo-off after 60 seconds of inactivity, battery included
  • Portable Travel Food Scale with Removal Glass Tray: Perfect daily diet scale with 8.27*7.56*1.77 inch space saving size accurates the right amount of each meal to control portion even on traveling;Removable glass tray design is easy to clean

 

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.

Bonsenkitchen Food Weight Scales, Digital Kitchen Scale for Cooking and Baking (Sliver) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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