This is one of the essential items in a homebrewery. At least one needs a analog scale, and really it is nice to have a digital one. Mine is simple, 0-5000 grams (11 pounds) and shows values as low as 1g and 1/100th of an ounce. I really don’t think it is accurate at 1/100th of an ounce, but should be fine for measuring the hops out in grams. Of course it has one of the most important features, ‘tare’ which allows you to zero out the scale as you add your next weighed item on top of the scale, or to zero out the cup/dish that is holding your items.
I’ve been eyeballing my hops since I’ve started brewing again in Portland, and that is not a good way to go.
Next up for my brewery, as in what I ‘wish’ for:
Cheap corona grain mill
Storage devices for 8-10 specialty grains
Pack/case of mason/ball jars to store my washed yeast in (this will be a big money saver)
My next planned brew is an American Brown Ale, followed up by an American Wheat. There is a competition locally for American Wheats, so I need to start brewing up some.