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JetSpeed
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Posted Sat Aug 11, 2007, 6:16pm
Subject: Inexpensive digital scale
 

Looking to improve my shot consistency in at least ONE area of espresso making.
Looking for a good looking, easy to use, inexpensive digital scale.

I did a forum search and got a few ideas although some links are now
defunct.  I'd like to hear what some of you are using or have bought
recently.

Thank you . . .
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Posted Sat Aug 11, 2007, 7:19pm
Subject: Re: Inexpensive digital scale
 

I recently got a Triton T2 from Ebay.  Tares and does 0.1 gram resolution.  Need to remove the basket to weigh though.

I'm very happy with it.  (1 week in.)  The exact dosing has made a huge improvement.
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Posted Sun Aug 12, 2007, 12:51pm
Subject: Re: Inexpensive digital scale
 

I picked up an Ohaus PS 251 on ebay about 8 months ago.  It too weighs down to 0.1 grams, is compact, has a protective cover, and is pretty tough to boot; I've dropped it from the counter top to the floor and it's still going strong.
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Posted Sun Aug 12, 2007, 6:46pm
Subject: Re: Inexpensive digital scale
 

Dosing by weight= a great idea.
Check Willknot scales on line.  Prompt, big selection and cheap.

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Posted Sun Aug 12, 2007, 11:08pm
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E-bay, my friend. I picked up some digital scales for $16, they have a touch screen and everything. Just do a simple search and you are well on your way.
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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2007, 5:10am
Subject: Re: Inexpensive digital scale
 

I noticed link to this scale from home-barista.

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.1165
Digital pocket scale 2LB/1KG $11.00 (Free shipping, 0.1g precision)
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JetSpeed
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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2007, 10:00am
Subject: Re: Inexpensive digital scale
 

Great!  Just bought the $11.00 one-thanks!
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Posted Tue Aug 21, 2007, 3:22pm
Subject: Re: Inexpensive digital scale
 

O.K., Got my $11.00 digital scale and once calibrated, works quite well, thanks.
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