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I can't speak to the quality of this product whatsoever, but it's got quite a good bit of good reviews on Amazon, and matches the bill exactly.
Something like this works fine: [link]
There's probably cheaper ones that work just as well. I like the resolution on this one.
My main scale is the Hario one with the timer built in-- it's more expensive but I like it.
I'm actually waiting for my Timemore to arrive Saturday! in the meantime, I actually purchased a cheap scale from amazon for $12 to test with, I'm not sure what kind of lag it may have ([link])
If you we were on the same side of the pond I'd buy you one:
I've bought so many of these for friends it seems like I should just move to buying one for people I just met. Battery life is superb, reliable, easy to operate and its upper limits make it handy in the kitchen for things other than coffee.
I went down this path. The boiler is fully exposed, so if you have a kid or a compact counter, bumping the thing will burn someone. They also need a solid grinder and a process developed by you to make a consistent cup. You need a Scale like this one to weigh your grounds. My wife and I can taste a .5g difference in dose, as insane as this sounds. They claim 16 cups, but they aren't temperature stable enough to do that until you've got years of experience and a lot of patience.
By "process" I mean the following. Determining the number of grams to dose. Getting the grind to emit the shot in a specified number of seconds, the feel of the pull on the lever to exert the right amount of extraction pressure, how to warm up the machine to the right temp and keep it operating in the correct range, and cleaning it as well as when to clean it.
The LP machine is not a good fit for the person who just wants to hit a button and get their drink. If you're a coffee geek who loves science and process, this is an entry level machine that can do amazing shots from time to time. I learned a lot from my LP - it showed me what is possible.
I bought and returned a couple before this one. I'm pretty happy with it. For the price I think it's a stellar deal. Main use for me Is weighing coins and bullion and it has done well for that. I think the max weight is around 16oz but for everything 10oz and under it's great.
Definitely buy a weighing scales. I have infinite supplies of syringes but only made that mistake the first time. Now I only use syringes to safely draw up nicotine and drop into bottle but still measure it by weight. You won't regret it and the cost is minimal.
This is the one I bought for €12 and it's a little dinger. The main thing is buy one that measures 0.000 ie 3 decimal places
As others are saying, you need a scale. You're probably just underestimating your intake and eating at maintenance.
I bought this scale years ago and it still works great and is small enough to leave out on the counter.
It depends on how many calories you want per day. For me, I aim for 400 calorie meals. For that, I do a little over 4 servings of avocado oil (1 serving is 14g for 130 calories) for 2 meals worth of Keto Chow:
I measure everything by weight on a super accurate but cheap 0.01g scale. I use this one: link
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You can find other, cheaper scales (remeber they must read down to 0.01g) but this is the one I've been using for over a year that hasn't let me down.
And also a pretty good format to know what to look for:
Also it's a great competitive market price for the product, I've used the same brand and it's really accurate (about to purchase a new one, as I got the smaller one with touch buttons - - big mistake). If you take good care of the scale, it's going to last you a while.
Like others said, just use another generic brand from Amazon.
Personally I use Smart Weight (although a different model) and it works great for now.
Four things to look out for -- accuracy, surface area, buttons, auto turn off. Get a scale with as much surface area as possible weighing down to 0.01 grams increments (not 0.1g), a one where the buttons are mechanical (are not touch sensitive) and that supports leaving it on all the time (this is not crucial, but it's best for convenience).
The scale I linked you to fits all the bills and supports up to 500 grams which is more than plenty.
Smart Weigh Digital Pro Pocket Scale with Back-Lit LCD Display, Tare, Hold and PCS Features 500 x 0.01g (2 Lids Included) [link]
£15 and if you have prime it will be there tomorrow. I started diy 3 weeks ago and this has been working fine for me. 2 min auto shut off, but NOTHING takes 2 min to measure out (and you reset it after every ingredient, so reset the timer).
Seriously, invest in a scale. I bought this one and haven't regretted it one bit. No need to bother with syringes or anything of the sort (It's good to keep some pipettes handy in the case you buy a difficult container to handle), just drip them on the scale and you're set. Plus, it can be used for other things. I mean, syringes can be too, but let's try not to go down that road.
I fucking thought I bought this one and it looks like I selected the 0.1g version. Will send this back asap, just wanted to see if the one I have is even salvageable for diy.
Well sir I'm sorry that you have a terrible sibling. I wish the best of luck to you I purchased this scale about 6 months ago and it's still working well.
I have had one seemingly since 2013 according to Amazon, so far so great. I often use it while I am firearm reloading (grains). It has stayed true when compared to a 500g test weight and a dedicated reloading balance. Smart Weigh Digital Pro Pocket Scale with Back-Lit LCD Display, Tare, Hold and PCS Features 500 x 0.01g (2 Lids Included)
How does this compare to the Smart Weigh scale?
I bought it after hearing it recommended, and am more than a little disappointed with how it reads... VERY tempted to go out and buy the one this thread is dedicated to.
I went ahead and pulled the trigger on this one i'll tell you how i like it tomorrow. [link]
I haven't decided which model yet, my requirements are 500g max weight (minimum) and 0.01g resolution. Whatever fits those requirements and is cheapest :)
edit: this looks good:
second edit: that has a non-optional auto-shutoff so might not be ideal - that could cause issues if you get distracted / take too long in the middle of a pour :)
This is the one I use. 500g x 0.01. It does have a shutoff, but it's 2 minutes which is more than enough time for me (and you can merely tap it every now and then to keep that from happening anyway).
You will need a 500g calibration weight sold separately. I think I paid $35 shipped for both of them.
I bought and returned a couple that I was not happy with before getting the one below from Amazon. It's very inexpensive and surprisingly accurate.
I picked up these scales and this calibration weight from Amazon.
The scale does have an auto off feature which cannot be disabled but if you're well organised you won't notice. If I need to grab something I just tap the scale every so often and reset the counter.
Smart Weigh 500 x 0.01g Digital Pro Pocket Scale - This one will weigh up to 500g; which you'll need if you plan on making large batches.
If you don't need something to make large batches, something like the Smart Weigh ACC200 will be absolutely fine, and it's far most cost effective. Also has a calibration feature.
It depends on how many calories you want per day. For me, I aim for 400 calorie meals. For that, I do a little over 4 servings of avocado oil (1 serving = 14 grams of oil which is 130 calories) for 2 meals worth of Keto Chow:
I measure everything by weight on a super accurate but cheap 0.01g scale. I use this one: <strong>link</strong>
And here is a picture of how I blend mine up! (Before I got base powder) [link]
I use this scale: [link]
And this ninja blender: [link]
Large blender will fit 3 meals.
This one works well, and will go down to .001 oz.
[link] saw someone post it in another thread
I use this and it works really well.
Look for "jewelry scale" or pocket scale. You won't be able to find that precision in the city on short notice, I only found this one at Lee Valley [link]
If you have more time, get the cheaper Amazon version with more precision ([link]).
He ya go! I live in Canada btw so I dont know if it will be deliverable to you if you live elsewhere.
Any other questions? I'm happy to share!
I will make it ELI5 like.
-Safety: Always wear eye protection, ALWAYS. And Gloves.
-Don't use silicon(molds) and resin(casted objects) from different suppliers as they are not optimized for each other. The moment you understand the chemistry behind it fully you can mix suppliers. But this needs serious research.
-- if you add color, the color pigments can contain chemicals that will prevent the resin or silicon from hardening... it is chemistry in the end...
-Don't buy cheap stuff without datasheets so you don't know what went wrong (wrong humidity - to high... wont harden - to cold or wrong mixture...) and a data sheet can tell you what to expect.
buy a good digital scale, one that is accurate up to 0.01 gramm as you are casting tiny things. cheap on [amazon]([link]
--always use grams as your unit not volume, this way you can also use containers in different forms to mix stuff
buy stuff from proffesionals like this guys here [link]
they sell the right epoxy and silicon so you don't have to worry and everything comes with datasheets...
wear eye protection. seriously I cannot stress this out enough and good ventilation with fresh air.
-always test, stuff may react with each other and wont harden as it is chemistry, don't know whether I mentioned that before...
-resin for casting is different from resin for composite materials (like glassfiber or carbon fiber)
source: professional with 8 years prototyping experience worked with with different suppliers - sika and smooth on know what they are doing...
This one that I found on this subreddit. Would have got the american weigh scales one but it either didn't ship to Aus or cost like $40 for shipping.
Some cheap china thing here.
Gets the job done but has its quirks.
I'm using this one
You need something with a small footprint to fit on the drip tray under a grouphead, like this Smart Weigh or this Etekcity. You also want fine resolution (small increments).
Chefs Vapour, Justvape 247 (largest range of flavours I've found) and Pink Mule. If I need a large batch of Flavour Art concentrates I'll place an order directly with them, they have good prices and loyalty points too. All of these sites normally deliver to the UK in 1-2 days with the cheapest shipping option, with the exception of Pink Mule because of the distance.
edit: if you're just getting started and you haven't starting mixing by weight yet, I highly recommend it! Makes everything way easier and you basically just need 1 extra bit of equipment - a scale
I just ordered this one today.
would this suit my needs?
this is a good one -- [link]
Check out these resources for mixing by weight.
Scale I have, best one I could find accurate to .01g
I was looking around the FAQ and came up with this setup as something super cheap to get me started, can I get your thoughts on it?
it's not that tough