Scale question

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by mosparky, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. I have the 0-100 gram digital scale that has been highly recommended here and couldn't be happier with it.

    I also have an 11 pound digital scale the wife got at a Pampered you know who (not gonna do their advertizing here) Very nice unit and very accurate. I compared it to the NTSB traceable at the store and it is dead on. Problem is it reads in pounds and ounces.

    Are there any affordable out there that read in pounds and decimal pounds ?

     I can type into google and convert but what a pain.
     
  2. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have an UltraShip 55 that I bought on Amazon for my bulk meat weighing.  The UltraShip models will read in pounds and decimal pounds (and several other modes). I also have a smaller gram scale with 1/100th of a gram resolution I use for small batches of spices.  Make sure you buy a calibration weight especially for the 1/100th gram scale (which can also be used to verify the calibration of the larger scale).  Here is the display resolution options and info for the UltraShip scales (they have several models and the model number indicates the maximum weight).  You can see the resolution in gram mode is 2 grams which is not precise enough for most small batch spice measures.  The amount of cure #1 for a 1 pound test batch of meat would be 1.113grams and the resolution is 2 grams so this is a perfect example.  You really need 2 scales for sausage making - one for bulk meat and one for precision spice and cure measuring.

    But back to your original question, yes the UltraShip models will do what you want, are reasonably priced, and from my experience seem pretty durable.  In the photo below I was measuring the final dried weight of a batch of jerky at 1 lb 15.6 ounces.  The scale will "tare" or zero out the weight of the plate and the bowl:



    Ultraship 35 Weighing Modes

    Mode:Capacity:Resolution:
    Pounds : Ounces0 lb – 2 lb
    2 lb – 35 lb
    0.1 oz
    0.2 oz
    Pounds0 lb – 2 lb
    2 lb – 35 lb
    0.005 lb
    0.01 lb
    Grams0 g – 900 g
    900 g – 16000 g
    2 g
    5 g
    Kilograms0 kg – 1 kg
    1 kg – 16 kg
    0.002 kg
    0.005 kg


    Ultraship 55 Weighing Modes

    Mode:Capacity:Resolution:
    Pounds : Ounces0 lb – 2 lb
    2 lb – 55 lb
    0.1 oz
    0.5 oz
    Pounds0 lb – 2 lb
    2 lb – 55 lb
    0.005 lb
    0.01 lb
    Grams0 g – 900 g
    900 g – 25000 g
    2 g
    10 g
    Kilograms0 kg – 1 kg
    1 kg – 25 kg
    0.002 kg
    0.01 kg


    Ultraship 75 Weighing Modes

    Mode:Capacity:Resolution:
    Pounds : Ounces0 lb – 2 lb
    2 lb – 75 lb
    0.1 oz
    0.5 oz
    Pounds0 lb – 2 lb
    2 lb – 75 lb
    0.01 lb
    0.02 lb
    Grams0 g – 900 g
    900 g – 34000 g
    5 g
    10 g
    Kilograms0 kg – 1 kg
    1 kg – 34 kg
    0.005 kg
    0.01 kg
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2017
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    My Gram Scale got lost in the last move. It was several years old and l got my money out of it. What is the current peoples choice with calibration weight included? I have the square 11 pound OXO Good Grip scale with 1/8oz or 1g resolution. Been trouble free for years...JJ
     
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    There are so many good scales out there today at very reasonable prices.

    Al
     

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