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I like this AWS scale, I researched pretty hard to find it. Good resolution, battery or wall power, and a long auto shut off function (like 10 min) so I can do a pourover with the mug right on the scale.
Might not have the capacity for a full Chemex though.
American Weigh Scales LB3000
Plus sides are its cheaper than hario, prime eligible, and can be battery or wall charged. When it's wall charged it doesn't auto off.
oh and it measures in increments of .1 gram
Thanks for the recommendation of that one as I didn't notice it before and it seems to be 5.5 inches in diameter according to the amazon questions section. My only concern with it vs the LB-3000 I happened across is that the Ozeri has a resolution of 1g while the American Weigh is 0.5g. Do you find that the lower resolution is a problem at all? I'm not too sure if that will have an impact on coffee making, but if it helps I would also use the scale when cooking things that are aided by weighing (flour, eggs, etc).
That's reassuring. I also happened across the American Weigh LB-3000 model too which has a slightly larger platform of 5 inches which I'm considering more than the smaller model due to that.
I recently bought the AWS LB-3000 and so far so good.
Less than $30. Has a backlit screen, 0.1g precision, ability to save weights of different objects and add them up.
It also comes with a stupid little bowl that I'm tempted to throw away but can't seem to do for whatever reason :)
I use a scale. This is the one I use. It's cheap, but far more accurate than the kitchen scales you'll get at Bed, Bath, and Beyond for twice the price that only round to the nearest gram or tenth of an ounce.
As far as which numbers to use, meat is a tricky one. No two cuts of meat will have the exact same grams of fat and protein, but it's not worth worrying about. If the package has nutrition info on it, I use that. If not I try to find the info from the USDA. Last resort is to look at all the options in MFP and find what the averages are and choose one of those.
I've been using the AWS 3kg. I'm not at home, but I'd guess it's ~3.5" tall. There just isn't room for that under the portofilter. Even with the drip tray removed.
The Lunar is certainly an option. Was hoping someone else had solved this issue with a less expensive solution. (And then I remembered it was espresso we were talking about. lol)
The Hario scale is pretty, and has a built in timer. Other than that, it's very pricey compared to other scales. I'm a big fan of the American Weigh Scale LB-3000, it goes from metric to imperial with a .1G resolution, comes with an AC adapter, the display is backlit, and it has a built in cover. If you want to get super detailed, you can get calibration weights and make extra sure your ratios are spot on.
I just bought an AWS LB-3000 and like it so far, I'm still new though. I wanted to get something I was sure would fit my Chemex would fit but still work with a pourover. I don't think the pictures do it justice, it makes it look larger than it is. Uses 4 AA batteries, 5+ minute shutoff time, white backlit screen that you can turn the backlighting off, and comes with a power supply if you want to use it. If I'm pouring steady or filling up the aeropress with it, I usually stop couple grams shy of where I want it because there is a slight delay, maybe a half second behind?
Smooth so far though.