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Scale Question

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

So, I currently am about to make some BBB and I don't have a scale that will read more than 1 lb of meat at a time.  My only other options at this point are to use my bathroom scale (which goes to tenths of a lb and is digital) or to go out and buy one. But at this point I don't have any research on food safe scales and wouldn't know where to go around me to get a good inexpensive one.


So what I'm asking is A. If my bathroom scale will cut it for the time being and B. if it won't cut it what should I look for in a scale.

post #2 of 7

Use the bathroom scale. Weigh yourself holding the meat and then without and then subtract. Beats putting the meat where you put your feet!

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

That was the plan, but I didn't know if it was accurate enough.  I'm probably making it much more complicated than it needs to be

post #4 of 7

If you stay here long enough, your toy budget will be shattered.  You really need a good kitchen scale.  You need to be able to measure in pounds, ounces, kg, and grams as you progress to curing meats and making sausages.


My scale is used by a couple of other members here.  Check out:




There are many other good scales on the market as well.  Sooner or later you will want one.  Check out features like the removable control/display panel for when you weigh bigger items and still want to read the display.  Look forward to your future needs and be sure you get a scale that will be able to weigh the quantities large and small that will be in your future.


Good luck and good smoking.

post #5 of 7

This is what I bought and it's a great scale; can weigh up to 50 lbs, removeable front so you can weigh large buckets, and is very accurate at small measurments too; check it out:



post #6 of 7

Check out Bed Bath & Beyond. They have a very good selection of quality scales. This is the one we use.



post #7 of 7

Check out Amazon they have a huge selection and most qualify for free shipping. 

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