I made the mistake on getting into this on @anon28032772’s thread about why he liked his new scale, and it wasn’t the place for it. THIS however, IS the place for it !!!
NOW, let’s talk about what this IS going to be. Civil discussion about the differences (and uses) of 0.01g vs. 0.001g resolution scaling. I personally use, and have been a LB-501 which is 0.01g resolute. Mix with all kinds of flavors, including ultras, and have had no issues, no inconsistencies between batches, no customer complaints, etc. I mix a HUGE array of sample sizes from 5ml up to 480ml, which means my scale needs to be able to handle the weight. Most, if not all of the 0.001g scales I’ve seen (except for the scientific) that can go above 100g and higher are extremely expensive. There had been suggestions of using MULTIPLE scales, which again, for me, just seems like a non-starter. There has also been mention of using two scales, one for the fine resolution flavor portion, and a bulk, less resolute scale for final mixes, but again, I’m back to the “Why do I need two scales again” thing.
I can appreciate accuracy, and I have to deal with that daily in my job, so it is not an alien concept, but even when using UC’s, I don’t see the need for going super accurate. If all I ever mixed was 30ml and below I’d have probably already gotten a high res (aka 0.001g) scale, just because it’s more accurate.
I’m curious what propelled others into thinking they had to have a super res scale, or what “issue” they resolved by going to one. Many of the higher res scales I see have a draft cover for accurate readings ?? !!! You guys dropping, then covering up to make sure sure you’re really accurate ?? !!! I mean, I haven’t had any issues, and some have seen my hoard, and I use a LOT of flavors, and a lot of different flavors, so surely I would have witnessed the “problem” by now.
So what are we doing here, lower res, vs. higher res scales. Lover/hater ?? Make your case. If there is any name calling, tom foolery, or condescension, it WILL be deleted, hehe. You got a favorite scale, share it, and why. Got one you hate, share it and why.
Bring on the pain baby, because there is NO wrong answer, at least NOT on THIS thread. Keep it clean, and no one gets hurt hehe.
What type of scale do YOU use ??
- 0.1g scale
- 0.01g scale
- 0.001g scale
- I mix by volume, and don’t use a scale
- What’s a scale ?