Best kitchen scales according to redditors

We found 3,841 Reddit comments discussing the best kitchen scales. We ranked the 401 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/Hamilton-Smash · 1163 pointsr/todayilearned

>They did find a scale ...

Better not go into my kitchen or else they'll find a scale too. Anyone who does any sort of cooking in their house is going to have a decent scale.

>... bunch of small plastic bags

Anyone who does any sorts of DIY or arts & craft projects has a 'bunch' of small plastic bags. I can open a kitchen drawer and probably find two dozen from when I have purchased screws, fasteners, bolts, nuts, etc from the hardware store over the years.

u/davedawg2000 · 124 pointsr/loseit

$25: Digital food scale from Amazon. You think you know what a portion size is until you actually weigh it out :)

This thing is absolutely indispensable.

u/ItsDijital · 71 pointsr/rage

You can just eat below your TDEE everyday and lose weight. No need to worry about exercise until you're thinner.

Edit: TDEE = Total Daily Energy Expenditure. It's how many calories your body burns each day doing what it does. Everything you do from chew food to jog a lap burns calories, TDEE is the sum 24hr total of all that. The weight loss/dieting world is so overblown with bullshit and "market everything" that it's no surprise that TDEE isn't too well known. But it's fucking gospel in the bodybuilding world because it works. Actually, I don't even want to say it's gospel because it works. It is bodybuilding because it is how the body gains/loses weight, including muscle growth.

So if you want to lose weight I'll spell it out right here with ItsDijital's no exercise weight loss diet:

  1. Calculate your TDEE Recalculate it every few pounds you lose, because it goes down as your weight goes down.

  2. Sign up to myfitnesspal and track EVERY SINGLE FUCKING THING YOU PUT IN YOUR MOUTH. 1 cheerio? ENTER IT.

  3. Get a food scale. No idea how many calories are in 1 cheerio? No problem because you have a food scale and can look up how many calories are in x grams of cheerios. Weigh everything you eat that isn't outright clear about how many calories you are eating (i.e. 1 slice = 50 calories, and you have 1 slice, is outright clear). Cut a slice of cheese from a block, you need to look at how many cals per gram, then weight the slice you are about to eat.

  4. Eat whatever you want, BUT NOT AS MUCH AS YOU WANT. You need to stay preferably 500 under your calculated TDEE everyday. So if noon comes and you already hit your max calories for the day, TO BAD YOU AREN'T EATING ANYTHING ELSE UNTIL TOMORROW.

  5. Don't cheat. There are no cheat days. You cannot skip adding anything to myfitnesspal. Use the app on your phone. Enter everything you eat god dammit, everything. ALWAYS stay under your TDEE. The more under you are the faster you will lose weight. Take a multivitamin for micronutrients (and enter the few fucking calories in that pill, because it's something you put in your mouth).

    If you follow this without cheating and still gain weight you are either cheating or breaking the laws of thermodynamics.
u/denovosibi · 70 pointsr/loseit

I would get a scale. I thought the same thing before I got my scale and it proved me so wrong. Invest in a scale and use it for a few weeks - if you come back 3 weeks later after using it (with 100% honest and accurate logging) and still haven't lost then I'll stick my foot in my mouth.

I highly recommend this one

Edit: linked to wrong one

u/Quinke · 46 pointsr/trees

I've owned this one for awhile now and love it. Never had an issue with it maxing out at 100g.

u/thebbman · 40 pointsr/videos

Hario V60+Filters, Bonivita Electric Kettle (or any goose neck kettle), a kitchen scale that reads in grams, a stop watch/timer, and some coffee. Done. If you have the extra money get an electric burr grinder, if not just have the roaster or wherever you buy the coffee pre-grind it for pour over.

edit: Added some Amazon links in so people can see prices.

u/SixSexySockPuppets · 39 pointsr/AskWomen

This digital scale! I lost 70 lbs eating mostly pre portioned foods. I got this so that I can trust myself to portion out things like grilled chicken. I mostly use it to weigh cheetos, and liquids. I weighed one ruffle the other day but it just keeps me honest, so I don't second guess the numbers I put into My Fitness Pal.

u/fitnurse6 · 35 pointsr/1200isplenty

I bought this one and I love it.

u/HateToSayItBut · 34 pointsr/pics

Get yourself a nice kitchen scale - it has tons of uses. Measure 4oz every time. The box suggests 2oz but that's for pussies or maybe an appetizer.

The scale comes in handy for all sorts of shit. Like measuring how much meat you put on your sandwich. So you can make sure you get 4 equal sandwiches out of your pound of turkey instead of that last sandwich with like 2 slices of meat. You can also weight postage and boxes under 11lbs. If you have a small dog, you can keep its weight in check. You can even weigh your balls.

u/VaporInABottle · 30 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Thank you for posting this. I think they've assumed their users already know how to use it.

If I were a winner (which I am, actually, but do know what I'm doing) I would make some test batches with 0 nicotine, using the drop method. It's not even close to 100% accurate, but with what they're sending you, it's enough to get a feel for if you like DIY or not.

Mix up some 0 nicotine juice with what they send you. If you like it, order more. At that point, you'll want to invest in some actual equipment because by drops is inaccurate, but acceptable so long as you aren't using nicotine. is a great scale for small scale users. I remember it being much cheaper when I started than what I've linked, so maybe you can find it cheaper somewhere else, but that scale is what you need.

These are good pipettes for measuring with your new scale:

You can, as OP said, measure by volume, using syringes, but it's messy. It's hard to convince someone who hasn't tried mixing by weight to actually invest in the equipment, but trust me, if you're even somewhat interested in DIY, you want to do it by weight, not volume.

Also, really visit the forum OP linked. I never posted much there at all but I promise you VIAB wouldn't be around without the knowledge from that forum. Read, read and read some more.

u/gooberfaced · 22 pointsr/xxfitness

Food scale.
$11 on Amazon- I have two of these and highly recommend it.
If you already have a food scale learn how to use it- if you tare out between each ingredient they are fast and easy to use.
Everyone thinks they are going to be too much trouble until they start and see how easy and efficient it really is.

>How can I estimate how much food I am eating more accurately?

You can't.

Eyeballing doesn't work.

u/jwanders71 · 20 pointsr/1200isplenty

I've got [this one] ( - it's the one recommended on the LoseIt sub and I've been happy with it so far, especially for the price.

u/Erathen · 19 pointsr/trees

AWS Gemini-20 is the gold standard. It's the most common .001 scale by far.

Amazon link if you're American.

Edit: More links for convenience.


u/TooAbsurd · 17 pointsr/Supplements

Powdered caffeine isn't something you want to guess the dose on. A scoop is at best a guess since you don't know how dense the powder is.

You can get a milligram scale from Amazon for $20 and do it by weight.

u/HermionesBook · 17 pointsr/1200isplenty

I’ve used this one for 3 years. No complaints. It was essential to my weight loss

Whatever scale you end up getting, make sure it has a TARE function. Makes life easier

u/Mattyy_Westside · 17 pointsr/Fitness

This is the one I have and I like it a lot

edit:link format

u/bbrooking · 17 pointsr/Coffee

I've used a AWS SC-2KG for many years. It's 0.1g precision and has always been spot on when I've used a calibration weight on it. They're cheap and I've seen a number of cafes using them.

u/Chimaerik · 16 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

I would strongly recommend picking up a kitchen scale and learning these things first hand.

u/hexachoron · 16 pointsr/researchchemicals
u/funchords · 16 pointsr/loseit

Hi there... just a note to say it's okay ...

Let's just log Calories for now. Don't worry about your Calorie goal yet. Make a week of complete logging your "baby step"

How to get started using MyFitnessPal:

That's the method that I'm advocating, except for you and your hypoglycemia or blood-sugar volatility, I'd like you to set MFP to lose 1 pound (½ kg) per week and to treat the calorie goal as a GOAL and not as a limit. Over the long term, you're going to try to eat at about that many calories -- it's equally okay to be 100 over or 100 under.

BUT FOR THIS WEEK, just log and get good at that and figuring out the amounts (weight, measures) that you're eating. Buy a digital food scale if you don't have one. Estimate well when you can't use a scale.

> And getting super discouraged and hating yourself?

100% calorie counting works. It's not religion and doesn't care how much you believe in it. However, we are emotional beings and psychology is a large part of weight loss. So those two words at the top -- "it's okay" -- I'd like you to make those words part of your regular vocabulary.

It's okay if you have a bad day. It's okay if you caved in at a moment of weakness. We're still going to log it and use that information to do better in the long run. Success at weight loss doesn't hinge on any one weekend, it's a process and a set of habits that we are developing. That will bring better control and that better (not perfect) control will bring the weight loss.

^M52 ^5'11½"^^/182cm ^SW:298lb^^/135kg ^Maintaining ^~185lb^^/84kg ^for ^12^mo. ^Goal:18^mo. ^[recap] ^with ^MyFitnessPal+Walking/Hiking+TOPS

u/raptoricus · 16 pointsr/askgaybros

You're worried that you don't have a right to care about what he eats, but this is a potentially-long-haul relationship, right? You do have a vested and legit interest in him staying healthy so you two can live a long, healthy, and active life together.

You go to the gym, right? Or go for runs? Just invite him to work out with you (doesn't have to be every one of your workouts, but at least reasonably often). Also, start counting calories together using MyFitnessPal and a food scale (I use this one). You don't even have to nag him about his daily goals - if he sees he's regularly ingesting 3500 calories, that'll spur him to action, at least to cut out whatever junk food he's eating.

Approaching health and fitness as a thing you do together is going to make it easier for you guys to keep each other accountable without coming across as nagging. Good luck!

u/MyCatsNameIsBernie · 15 pointsr/Coffee

AWS 2kg. $20.50. Has 0.1g resolution. Mine works great! Its often recommended here by others.

u/EskimoPrincess · 15 pointsr/loseit
u/the_fake_banksy · 15 pointsr/trees

Decided to test this. Went here (posted in this thread earlier) and looked at the "customers also bought" section.

Baggies, grinders, screens, rollers...heh.

u/dragonbubbles · 15 pointsr/kratom

Hello and welcome... Many people have, inded, found kratom to be useful for quitting opiates including heroin to manage withdrawals so you are not alone and you CAN do this. The Kratom 101 has a lot of good general information about kratom and its uses. Finding what works can take some time, patience, and trial and error but it can be worth it. Many times people starting out think that it is not 'working' at first. Some of that is about managing expectations. Your best course of action is to try a handful of different strains and keep notes - dosages, effects, pros & cons, etc. It is best to use a scale and read about figuring out dosages

Here are some previous discussions that may you might find useful/helpful as well:

u/UnluckyPenguin · 14 pointsr/Nootropics

Holy shit! That scales "Acceptable Tolerance (+-)" is 200mg! Source

In case I'm not being clear: 100%, you cannot trust that scale.

If you're measuring anything below 1g, it requires extreme accuracy, which that scale cannot provide!

Here is the recommended scale of /r/nootropics:
American Weigh Scales GEMINI-20 Portable MilliGram Scale, 20 by 0.001 G

I have this scale. Even though it measures down to 1mg (.001g), the acceptable tolerance is still +-5mg. It also measures up to 20g, so that's an overall accuracy of +-0.025% compared to the max weight, which is extremely accurate for a scale (note: your scale comes in at 0.033% compared to the max weight)

If you have any questions, let me know. Good luck!

u/Skolyr · 14 pointsr/kratom

Get a scale. This one is like $6. Then look for ShadeTree's taper technique in the sidebar.

u/TheBraveTart · 14 pointsr/AskCulinary

I love my OXO. It has a nice wide plate that can accommodate all sorts of produce and unwieldy objects, and a pull-out display for those occasions when I'm scaling onto a wide bowl or half-sheet pan that would otherwise obscure the readout on a smaller scale. There's also a backlight you can click in when it gets dark in the kitchen. It switches between ounces and grams, no prob, and the latest version of this scale can do ounces-only, rather than splitting measurements into pounds and ounces.

For small measurements, anything under 4g, I recommend a jeweler's scale like this one. Measuring anything under 1/8th of an ounce is a real crapshoot on large format scales.

u/I_FUCK_UP_RECIPES · 14 pointsr/AskMen

Fuck dem kids who say they can't help you. If I can't help you it's because you're not willing to do what I say.


  • You're balding? Shave your head. Completely. Wax it. Embrace it, and free yourself from the toilet bowl.
  • Join and tell it you are sedentary, then enter ALL exercise manually. Set it to lose 2lb/week and DO NOT EAT MORE THAN YOUR DAILY ALLOWANCE.
  • Buy this and use it to weigh everything before eating and logging it:
  • Join a gym. Download this app:
    Follow its routine consistently.
  • Go to a big and tall store, and ask for help. A lot of help. Get clothes that fit you and are flattering now. In six months, go again, and get new clothes. Look at yourself in your old clothes, then in your new.


  • Separate your debts into categories, based on the interest rate. Pay the highest first.
  • Downsize your apartment. I don't care how small it already is. Go smaller. Sell the shit that has upkeep which you don't need. Get your lifestyle down to a level where you can apply a sizable portion of your income to your humongous debts. Be sure enough is left that you have some joy in life. Focus on that.
  • Get a roommate. This helps you socially, too.


  • When at that gym I told you to join, go up to the biggest guy there. Tell him you want to change your life. Tell him you are there to learn to do the lifts in your routine safely. Ask him to teach you. He might be a jackass. If so, go to the second biggest guy there. This is an exercise in mental conditioning about meeting scary new people (and a way to ensure you do the physical stuff right), not just a way to make friends. You WILL find someone who is willing to help. When he's done teaching you, thank him.
  • Get that roommate. Advertise yourself as a nice person who is looking to make more friends. You'll meet people who are like you. You're NOT alone.
  • Go on, and join groups that do things that interest you. Attend events. Don't be bitter at those events. Drinking and socialization often follows them and you'll get invited if you are pleasant.


  • Accept that for the forseeable future you do need to work this job that you hate. Accept that most people hate their job. Make the most of it.
  • Volunteer for tasks outside your hated 'area of specialty' that don't sound totally awful. My wife is a technical writer who is about to be made proposal manager because she volunteered to work proposals when someone left. She did it for a long time. Then she became the expert. Now she's getting the job, and it's much more in line with what she wants.
  • Attend training courses offered by your employer to build skillsets that actually do appeal to you. As well as the boring ones that don't--the social ones called 'Leading BLAH BLAH BLAH' and 'Time Management'. These will give you ideas for improving your life that I haven't thought of because I'm not a professional.
  • Talk to your boss. Tell him you'd like to get more education in a different area from your specialty in support of these tasks you've been volunteering to do. Find out what your company can/will pay for. Take 100% of that money and educate yourself.
  • Stop focusing on that dream of owning your own business and start focusing on the dream of doing things that give you some satisfaction.

    If you do all this you won't have time to masturbate to porn all night like I know you are doing right now. It'll be worth it.

    I didn't include a dating category because if you do all of this you're going to meet a woman eventually. It won't be immediate; it might not be until you are 200lb lighter. But you will eventually meet someone who appreciates your drive to improve yourself.

    You might be 30 before this pays off in ways that you consider valuable right now, but by the time you're 27.5, you'll be appreciating how it has changed you.
u/ExcellentToEachOther · 14 pointsr/BuyItForLife

In my experience there are two things to look for, taring and resolution. Most kitchen scales can tare (zeroing out what is on it) however not all digital scales have the same resolution.

I have bought this twice already, it goes down to 1 gram of resolution, which is nice if you have OCD. I had to buy another because I was dumb the first one. I spilled soy sauce in it during a move and got the buttons sticky, however it still worked properly after I opened it up and cleaned out the circuitry. Then a year later, a liqueur bottle fell on it from 4 feet up and cracked it. If anything were to happen to my new one, I would probably buy another one again.

u/aschapm · 14 pointsr/AskCulinary

this is a pretty common/inexpensive scale i use for coffee. 2kg max, 0.1g sensitivity, works great:

u/Evictus · 14 pointsr/Fitness

I'm bulking, but it's been a pain in the ass. I've been upping my water intake recently to prevent cramps, so it was pretty hard to find my new maintenance.

At the start of my bulk a month ago (I was 5' 7", 141 lbs) I was eating 2100 calories a day. I wasn't gaining anything. I upped it to 2300 three weeks ago. I think I was on a very, very slow bulk, and it was irritating me because there was no change in the scale over the past week (I weight in every morning and I take a ttestof the results over two seven day periods, the result of which was a p-value of .61). I upped it to 2500 about 3 days ago and I'm hoping to see a change this week. Trying my best to slow bulk since I don't want to be a fatass (already went down that road before).

My diet is pretty static. Because I'm smaller, I don't have to stuff my face 24/7 like some taller bulkers. I don't eat breakfast (it irritates my stomach if I eat too early), but I usually bring a cooked meal to work every day. Bulking has left me pretty hungry, so I usually have to eat it a little early at like 10:30 (the composition of which varies, but usually it's 40g+ protein and around 700 - 800 calories, usually a meat with a grain like rice or pasta). I'm also obsessed with jolly ranchers so I snack on them through the day (usually around 6 total candies, which is like 140 calories).

For a snack, I'll usually eat some peanut butter + jelly (if I don't have bread, it actually tastes pretty good just to mix the two together and eat it off a knife). I'll also mix a Yoplait yogurt with a serving or two of fat free cottage cheese - don't knock it till you try it. I hate the taste of cottage cheese, but it just tastes like yogurt if you mix it so I can get a good source of milk protein.

For dinner, it's pretty much the same thing as lunch. I just eat to fit my macros, and if I have leftovers at the end of the day, I will snack on random things (chocolate, nuts [pecans, peanuts], whatever). For example, yesterday my calorie intake looked as such:

Food | Calories | Protein
Angel Hair Pasta | 300| 10
Chicken | 150 | 30
Canola | 80 | 0
Alfredo | 105 | 2
Yogurt | 90 | 5
Yogurt | 90 | 5
Cottage Cheese | 96.3 | 17
Cheese Stick | 60 | 6
Ground Beef | 450 | 45
Mozz. Cheese | 81.66 | 17.5
Rice | 275 | 6
Canola | 80 | 0
Chocolate Mangoes | 200 | 3
Pecans | 130 | 5
Peanut Butter | 200 | 7
Total | 2499 | 149.5

I track everything in excel for calories because I weigh my own food. I do not keep track of carbs and fats. I actually used to do leangains which I had a whole book of about 80 days of excel files for keeping rigorous track of fats carbs and protein for rest / workout, but I'm way too lazy to do that again. I have to use some hardcore math sometimes to figure out and estimate how much fat / water is lost through cooking things like ground beef using the original uncooked weight. I use this food scale, as I travel (I go to school in Indiana, work for the summer in MA / RI and live in WA) and it's easy to carry. On normal days, I also eat protein powder with whole milk, one or two scoops depending on my needs for the day.

I lift five times a week, TWFSSu. I chose this specifically because I knew it would fit my schedule for next semester (I have my engineering senior design project so it's going to be pretty hard to fit in workouts otherwise). I'm running the PHAT philosophy, and because I started back up with half beginniner-intermediate numbers for some of my lifts, I lift heavy on all days for the primary movers like bench, pendlay, squat, deadlift and OHP (which means no speedwork until I get out of linear progression). I do the standard hypertrophy work on F,S,Su after the primary movers, though.

u/cobblesquabble · 13 pointsr/1200isfineIGUESSugh

Pretty sure it's this one! I have it too, it's great for the price.

Etekcity Food Digital Kitchen...

u/JohnnyBsGirl · 13 pointsr/loseit

I got this one. I can keep it in my purse and use it at work or wherever. No excuses!

u/failsafe0 · 12 pointsr/xxfitness

I second the food scale specifically, the one I have and has worked for 5 years is this one and get a foam roller with the remainder. This foam roller is $13.51 and is the same style that my gym has.

That said, this food scale is only 11 bucks with the same rating as mine, so I would recommend buying that one! The most important thing to me for a food scale is idle time -- if I leave it for 2 minutes, will it turn off? I don't want it to, sometimes I am mid-weight and still chopping and want it to remain "on".

u/Subduction · 12 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

As someone who does everything in the kitchen by weight I don't recommend this -- it's the least useful form factor for a digital scale and topping out at 1000 grams isn't nearly enough.

This is the one I use:

It's a bit more, but still not bank-breaking.

It has a pull out lighted display for weighing large objects, switches between ounces and grams to a one gram accuracy, and most useful, I've found, it weighs up to eleven pounds.

I make all my recipes by weight now. I just put a big bowl on the scale and keep adding ingredients.

u/K_Murphy · 12 pointsr/loseit

When I'm overwhelmed I find it best to break up a big task and do small things one at a time. These are a lot of valid questions, but some of them you might not need to worry about just yet. Maybe some steps like this will help:

  1. Have you read the Quick Start Guide and FAQs the AutoModerator commented? If not, do that first.

  2. Once done, figure out how you're going to count calories, because yes, it would be best to do that. Will you keep a pen and paper journal? Most of us use the MyFitnessPal app on our phones (also good on desktop), but there are other apps like LoseIt (not affiliated with this sub) that people like.

  3. Download that app/buy that special notebook and pen. When you set up your app, it will likely ask you how much weight you want to lose per week. If you want to jump ahead and put in 0.5-2 lbs per week that's up to you, but I wouldn't recommend it just yet; just say you want to maintain right now. By now you've read the Quick Start Guide and FAQs and you have an idea that to lose weight, the basic thing is to eat less calories than you burn. It'll be best if you count those calories.

  4. Buy a food scale to help you with this logging. It's so much easier than estimating; we often estimate wrongly and way too little.You need one that has a Tare function and can measure in imperial and metric. They're not expensive; something like this is just fine.

  5. No need to change your eating just yet. Just start logging everything that goes into your mouth. Don't forget sauces, cooking oils, drinks, etc. This will help you learn your app and give you an idea of what you are currently eating. It will also help you learn about logging, weighing food, etc. in general before you have to focus on any other major changes.

  6. After a week or two of this, then start slowly working your way down to your deficit amount. It's not recommended that women ever eat less than 1200 calories a day unless under doctor's orders, because that's usually the minimum needed to meet your nutritional needs (1500 for men). If you decide you want to eat at 1500 calories/day for now (just as an example), you can either jump straight in to that amount or start working your way down, cutting 100-200 calories per day at a time at a pace that you think is sustainable.

    You do not need to cut out things like fast food, chocolate, homemade meals, etc., cold turkey unless you really want to. I haven't, though. I still eat sushi, pizza, sub sandwiches, etc., just not nearly as often and most of the time I make it fit into my 1500 calorie/day budget. You just need to make sure you're logging everything accurately (most calorie apps have a recipe function that helps you with homemade food). And then most of the time you make it so that those foods do not put you over your calorie allotment for the day by making your other meals smaller, or something like that.

    Cheat days help some, hinder others. The thing you need to remember is that this is a process, there is sometimes experimentation. You can try cheat days or meals; if you find they're not working for you for some reason, don't have them as often or at all. There is not a deadline, so if something sets you back a little that's okay, you can just get back on track and adjust.

    Take a deep breath! You can do this! Post in the daily Q&A threads if you have any questions! And don't forget to celebrate your victories in the SV/NSV daily thread. We are here to help!
u/mrsmissms · 12 pointsr/loseit

First steps: download Fitness Pal app. Buy a digital food scale. And if you can, buy a big water bottle and a Fitbit.

More detailed version:

  • download My Fitness Pal. Log everything you eat, even the bites and licks of things. Use measuring cups and spoons and a food scale like this cheap one from amazon. Look at the side of the box of whatever your eating and try to eat the suggested serving size. Portion control, which was my biggest downfall before I started measuring! And literally log everything, I was making my children peanut butter sandwiches and licked the leftovers off the knife and decided to log it ... 70 calories! Anything that you put in your mouth, log. Follow the calories Fitness Pal gives you to eat. Allow yourself a cheat meal once a week. Notice how I said cheat meal, not day. This was my downfall in the beginning, I would have a day of high calories then spend 3 days getting back on track, which ended up slowing my overall loss. With this said, if you are on track but get a bag of chips from the gas station and eat it, your day isn't ruined. Just start eating good immediately. Don't let one item of food dictate that your day is "ruined".

  • only liquids I drink are water, and sometimes milk. This was hard, I was a Pepsi freak. But when you are counting calories, all those wasted calories on Pepsi that I could of had food instead made it easier to just drink water. Try to drink 2L a day. It's hard, but soon it gets easier. Buy a big water bottle and visually seeing the water get down helps. Set goals for your water consumption like by noon to have half the bottle empty.

  • for exercise, start slow. Walk down the block and back. Then make it 2 blocks. Then 3. Increase gradually over many weeks. You need to take care of your joints. Lots of people suggest swimming but if you're not comfortable with a pool, just walk the block. You don't need to be a gym rat. I do not go to the gym. I just go for half an hour walks. I found buying a FitBit really helped me get to 10,000 steps a day. In the beginning it was so surprising to see how I was hardly getting any steps! It's almost like a game to hit the 10k steps. I still have many days I don't, but now I am getting closer!

    Just remember this is a 1lbs journey at a time. I would get discouraged easily because it felt like the finish line was so far away. But as the weeks pass, it gets easier and easier and the lbs loss add up and before you know it you will have lost a substantial amount of weight! You CAN do this, and you will!
u/Beef_Enchilada · 12 pointsr/loseit

Because you said you're just starting, you might find this helpful.

The very basics:
In order to lose weight, you must use more calories than you take in. This is called a caloric deficit. If you do this, you will lose weight over the long term. This is often summarized by the term "Calories in, Calories out."

|Step 1: Calculate your sedentary TDEE. |
|Your sedentary Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE) is a crucial number for your weight loss. It represents the total number of calories your body uses in a day. Go to this website and fill in the information, then make a note of your sedentary TDEE.|

|Step 2: Create a MyFitnessPal account. |
|Go to this site and create an account.|

|Step 3: Count your calories.|
|To count your calories, you will need a food scale, like this one. Read the information on your food packaging, weigh all of the things you eat and drink, and accurately record the amount of calories you consume in your MyFitnessPal account.
To lose about 1 lb/0.5 kg per week, your daily intake should average about 500 less than your TDEE from step 1. To lose 2 lb/1 kg per week, your daily intake should be about 1000 less than your TDEE. It is not a good idea to lose faster than this.|

|Step 4: Add some exercise (optional).|
|If you would like to add some exercise, there are a lot of options, and your choices are largely based on your own preferences and resources. /r/fitness offers a wealth of information, and a quick Google search for "bodyweight workout" will show you options for strength training you can do at home with limited equipment. Alternatively, you can do things like walk, run, or swim for exercise as well. Use your imagination! Please note that we say that exercise is OPTIONAL. You do not need to exercise to lose weight. Exercise has many benefits, but creating a caloric deficit is best accomplished by controlling your diet.|

u/paingawd · 12 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Here's the short and dirty list:

  • Scale for mixing by weight It's recommended that you start mixing by weight. It makes your results more repeatable and cuts down on cleanup.

  • Vegetable Glycerin

  • Propylene Glycol

  • Bottles to contain your juice(I prefer HDPE bottles over PET or glass) A great vendor on Amazon for bottles is 510 Central. Get a few different sizes: 10 ml for testing flavors and new mixes, 30-120 ml bottles for making larger batches of juice(I usually use 30 or 60 ml bottles)

  • Labels for said bottles. You can go with printing your own on a printer, or you can slap a piece of masking tape on the bottle and write the juice name on that with a sharpie. Choice is yours, but use some sort of label so that you're not playing "guess the flavor" after a week's steeping.

  • Nicotine, if you use juices that contain nic. If you're a no-nic vaper, skip it. If you want nicotine in your juice, don't go cheap. Two of the most suggested companies to source nicotine are Carolina Extracts and Nicotine River. Carolina is more expensive, but it's clean with ZERO flavor(That's a good thing) I just recently ordered some nicotine from Nic River, so I can't speak to quality, but it's what a good number of mixers use. I prefer to mix with 100 mg/ml nicotine in a 100% PG base. PG-based nicotine is less prone to "hot spots"-Areas of liquid in the container where the nicotine concentration is higher than specified on the label. Hot spots are more common with VG-based nicotine(So I've read). Regardless of whichever base you choose to go with, ALWAYS shake your nicotine before using it or pouring off into a smaller container! In fact, ALWAYS shake your ingredients! Nicotine and flavor concentrates should always be brought to room temperature and shaken before use to ensure that they haven't settled between mixing sessions.

  • Flavors. Don't go willy-nilly buying flavors that sound good. Some work well with each other, and some get along about as well as Jack Daniels and pizza. Instead, find 2-3 recipes that sound good to you and buy the concentrates to make those juices.

  • Head over to /r/DIY_eJuice and read the sidebar. Once you're done, read it again. I'm not trying to sound elitist. There's a shit-ton of great info in the sidebar and wiki. Use the knowledge that others have gathered together in one place to your advantage. There's even a "first flavors list" over there that if followed, a new mixer can make some very decent juices straight out of the gate.

    That's the quick run down. It's a blast to do, and a helluva lot cheaper than buying at your local B&M! The up-front cost is a little steep, but for about $100 you can get to making some great juice.
u/Mymom429 · 11 pointsr/Coffee

I'd have to recommend looking away from a pod based machine. Because it's pre-ground the coffee is stale already when you buy it. In addition to using stale coffee these machines aren't capable of producing enough pressure (9 bars) to produce real espresso. Instead of opting for a machine I'd get an aeropress.

An [Aeropress,] ( [grinder,] ( [scale,] ( and [kettle] ( will be cheaper than the Nescafe and will produce significantly better coffee.

The nice part about the aeropress is its simplicity and versatility. You can use it as an espresso substitute for Lattes and milk drinks, drink it black for a clean, bold cup, or dilute it to an americano for a traditional cup of coffee. Make sure to get some fresh beans from a local roaster too!

u/based_Shulgin · 11 pointsr/RCSources

You could be taking 100 micrograms or 10 milligrams really. Powder can get compacted or fluff out making dosages look different to the eye.

Etizolam is one of the more tame thieno/benzodiazapines compared to some others. But if you are gonna take it regardless of my advice, without a scale, be with someone who is sober to smack some sense into you if you take too much and start acting like a bartard.

[Here is a cheap scale] ( that is commonly reccomended on this website. If you are going to continue researching chems, I HIGHLY suggest you buy A milligram scale and a reagent test kit. It might save your life one day, who knows!

u/[deleted] · 11 pointsr/Drugs

Get some L-Theanine, it works synergistically to eliminate some of the bad effects of caffeine. It also promotes better brain function, as seen in this research paper: For further reading, see this longecity article.

Buy a scale and a pill bottler, i recommend this bottler and this scale.

u/Timmmah · 11 pointsr/Fitness

Not exactly at your desk, but I've manged to drop 20+ pounds just making some basic changes at work.

Taking stairs to my floor (16 flights), utilizing a treadmill desk (walking) 2x a day for 30 min each time, packing a decent lunch 3x a week instead of eating out 5x a week (knowing Friday is my cheat day helps).

In regards to lunch buying a scale like this for kitchen use helps immensely with portion control. Typical lunch would be a deli sandwich, apple, diet pop. Sometimes subbing chips for an apple.

u/r_syzygy · 11 pointsr/WildernessBackpacking

Any cheap kitchen scale will work for smaller items, I would get one that's actually useful for you other than just for gear (baking, coffee, etc).

Here are two decent scales that I would grab (I have the hook scale, and a different kitchen scale):

u/rharmelink · 10 pointsr/keto

My cues for eating are definitely less pronounced. But not stopping -- whatever is put in front of me, I could probably eat it all. Even at Thanksgivings, my stomach would be stuffed and bloated, but my mind would still tell me I was hungry.

The Amazon kitchen scale I bought is a very useful tool. It keeps me from getting my portion sizes too large. And it's a much easier way to put together a recipe -- just add ingredients by grams instead of measuring each with teaspoons, tablespoons, measuring cups, etc.

I live in a retirement community and get breakfast plus one other meal. Everything is brought home instead of eaten in the dining room, because I often need to rinse off meats and measure out servings. For example, at breakfast, I always get an "everything" omelet. It can weigh between 6 and 20 ounces. The bigger ones get cut in half (or I'd eat all of it one sitting). :)

When I have my Halo Top ice cream, I dish it into a four ounce serving cup. When I'm done with it, I'm not looking for more. But if I were eating it out of the pint-size container, that would be my serving size. Doesn't keep me from using my finger to get every drop of ice cream out of that four ounce cup.

As Clint Eastwood's Harry Callahan said, "A man's got to know his limitations".

I was just not able to manage them well before Keto.

u/christmasfine · 10 pointsr/DarkNetMarkets

It's fine, busts and CD's tend to happen because of frequent and regular large deliveries in or out, ie Supertrip's big ships of pills going through a Chicago postal processing center regularly, NOD's packages going out of the same postage center every day.

However, a lot of the shit you are buying is better bought clearnet or elsewhere.

The best scale for the value you can get is the AWS Gemini-20. It's a 20g scale that measures to the milligram (most say it's tolerance is around 3-5mg):

Only $25. To get much more accurate you need to spend hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. Really, if you need much more accurate than this, you should spend thousands of dollars.

> 1 glass pipe for smoking DMT 0.03491245 BTC

Overpriced and risky, just get your pipe from the clearnet or from real world vendor. I mean smoking DMT is really straightforward, I'd just buy some piece of shit from the gas station, even a weed pipe and use ash or choreboy.

> es-light AGO White Dry Herb Vaporizer 0.09399505 BTC


> $300+ Headset

Which headset are you getting? For that price range imo the best buy is the Phillips X1.

> iPhone 6 - 128 gb

er... okay.

> $2000+ laptop

why the fuck do you need a $2000 laptop? You can make a $300 desktop that would kill it in performance. You are better off buying a decent, cheap ~$500 laptop (and just replace the HDD with an SSD rather than buying one with an overpriced SSD - seriously, for general usage, SSD is the most important component nowadays), and then build a strong desktop for $500 for your gaming.

You literally only buy a $2000 laptop because you need to game or encode on the move... like you are away from home every day and have to play while away, like just a book or your smartphone can't keep you entertained. Doesn't make much sense at all to buy a $2000 laptop.

> $100+ Mouse

Which one? You really don't need an expensive mouse... What kind of hand grip do you have?

The Razer Deathadder is still to this day one of the best mice you can buy, and super cheap, if you are a palm gripper. If you are a claw gripper, I'd recommend the $50 Steelseries Spawn. Also, many people swear by the many high quality Logitech mice, which are around $50 or less.

I just don't see why you'd buy a $100+ mouse unless you are connoisseur of sorts and know what you are doing and specifically have used high quality ~$50 mice. Like, a $100+ mouse isn't nicer than a $50 mouse, it's usually just full of overmarketed bullshit that don't mean anything. It only takes about $40 to make a really nice mouse, that's why it's weird.

I mean if you really know your mice, and have used a Spawn or DA or other popular mice, then go for it, I just want to make sure you are making an informed decision here.

u/parkerflyguy · 10 pointsr/loseit

I've lost 140lbs This year, about 1/3 of my body weight, and there's no secret. Just hard work and discipline. But there are a few things that I personally could not have done without.

Calories in/calories out is KEY. Be vigilant and over estimate when you can't weigh or have to guess on a food input. I use MyFitnessPal to track calories in and a Fitbit to track calories out.

I started just walking my dog for about 30 minutes. I found as it got easier and enjoyable I worked my way up to running. I found that using my Fitbit to measure I would burn almost the same calories (under 200 calories difference) walking or running the same distance walking just takes longer. I went from barely being able to walk a quarter mile without my back hurting or having to rest to running a 5k every day.

My fitbit: I love gadgets so of course it was a new toy for me but getting a more accurate count of the calories burned throughout the day is key. Plus, it's very motivational when i'm close to my goal for the day or a new record of steps or calories burned for the day.

Shoes: super comfortable lets me run as long as my body will allow

headphones: Cheap, but they work AMAZING. I specifically chose this model so that they could not fall out while running.

phone case(?) I dont like the idea of an arm band. having something clunky on my arm would be distracting. This thing keeps my keys and phone snug to my body so nothing is shaking around. Again it's about minimizing distractions while running.

Food Scale: Keeping an accurate calorie count is key and this battery operated scale is perfect. I like that it can handle up to 10lbs and is pretty accurate with smaller increments as well.

Meal prep: These guys keep me on my diet. one day a week i make a ton of meals and these are the perfect size that they let me fill them and when im done eating I feel full. I eat all my meals at home and work, out of these to prevent me from over eating.

I use my slow cooker to cook my meat (usually chicken) and a rice cooker to cook a bunch of brown rice. My meals are usually 1 cup rice, 4oz chicken, an apple, and 3 oz carrots for lunch and dinner and a half cup of fiber one and 1 cup almond milk for breakfast. From there I just change the type of meat and fruits and veggies from week to week to keep from getting bored.

This sub also keeps me motivated!

Hope this helps! Good luck.

u/snmnky9490 · 10 pointsr/woahdude
u/R_MnTnA · 10 pointsr/microdosing

If you’re unable to afford this $11.75 scale please let me know. I’ll be happy to pitch in some money to help you. -
American Weigh Scale AWS-100 Digital Pocket Scale, 100g X 0.01g Resolution

u/LameImpalas · 10 pointsr/1200isplenty

I've had this scale for a year and it works great.

I like that it doesn't have a bowl. ;) It fits in the back of my silverware drawer just fine

u/zayelhawa · 10 pointsr/Baking

Here are some of my favorite tools:

  • Mini measuring cups/beakers - I love these! No more spilled/wasted vanilla extract.
  • Instant-read thermometer - I use this to check on the temperature of my dough/ingredients and even to confirm things are done baking.
  • Maybe you already have these, but if not, I use my kitchen scale and oven thermometer all the time.
  • Bakeware rack - This keeps my baking sheets and smaller pans better organized and more easily accessible than just stacking them on top of each other.
  • Marble slab - keeps pie/pastry dough cold as you roll it out (I keep mine in the fridge so it's always ready).
  • Pastry strips for making sure pie (or rolled-out cookie) dough is rolled out to an even thickness. Pastry cloth/sleeve for keeping dough from sticking.
  • Cookie scoops - for drop cookies, muffins, cupcakes, and really anything that needs to be portioned out evenly (including non-baking stuff like meatballs). Whenever I use these, I'm always really grateful for them. Mine are Zeroll dishers I got from King Arthur Flour, but Webstaurant Store has them for cheaper, and Oxo has a line of cookie scoops too.
  • If you make layer cakes, you may already have a turntable, but if not, this one is really good. I also like this cake lifter.
  • Of course, there's also stand mixers. Super-helpful for things like whipping egg whites for meringues/souffles/angel food cake, creaming butter and sugar, and kneading bread dough. If you ask for a stand mixer, the KitchenAid Pro has a stronger motor than the Artisan. I have the Artisan, and it's worked fine for me for several years, but if I could go back, I'd go with the Pro instead. An extra bowl is very handy as well.
u/neverfails · 10 pointsr/Fitness

my guess is that you're not tracking your food intake correctly. It's good that you've made healthier choises...but a calorie is a calorie...and if you eat too many of them it'll hinder your progress.

get yourself a food scale and start weighing in your food.

u/Rileyswims · 10 pointsr/researchchemicals

Get this and NEVER take an unknown amount of any substance. This is simple stuff, really. You need to do a lot more research about this stuff.

u/Tacticaltugboat1 · 9 pointsr/trees

BUY A SCALE. Non negotiable. You don't want to get ripped off.

Target and Walmart sell cheap and all different size mason jars that work great. Biggest I've seen would easily hold 2 lbs.
Watch how to roll a joint with Wiz Khalifa on YouTube. (Or Seth rogen, your choice)
Buy a grinder with a pollen screen (I would recommend you splurge if you can and get a quality one with a lifetime warranty. You will use this object every time, and cheap grinders will break, I've broken 3. I now own a large Phoenician and it's the best thing ever.)
Buy papers and practice rolling, raw filter tips are awesome but optional. (Shout out to organic OCB papers, they're the best)
Optional, buy a rolling tray. (Rolling practice will be messy for beginners, and why lose that precious green.)
Doob toobs work very well for carrying joints/blunts and are smell proof, float and will not break.
Rolling machines are great if you want to cheat ;)

u/cirejabroni · 9 pointsr/MDMA

It's only $20. I have one of these and it works fine. If you can afford to buy pills you can afford to buy a scale.

American Weigh Scales GEMINI-20 Portable MilliGram Scale, 20 by 0.001 G

u/oneelectricsheep · 9 pointsr/1200isplenty

I bought this scale and it's maybe a centimeter thick 20 cm long and about 15 cm wide. They're more affordable and portable than you'd think. It's a worthwhile investment imo.

u/Angelsrflamabl · 9 pointsr/fatlogic

You are trying to save your own life right now. It will take a few dollars and a lot of dedication (maybe some tears)

that is the food scale i have (have maintained a 50 lbs weight loss for over a year now I am 5'10 165lbs M)

I use myfitnesspal

create your profile, put your life as sedentary. Do not EVER log what you do as your normal day as exercise. Dont eat back the calories. Myfitnesspal is great, but it overestimates workout calories (in my experience)

my stepdad has used myfitnesspal and lost about 30 lbs for over a year now. He has never been able to keep it down until i showed him that site. He does eat back the calories, but only on days he goes for his 4 mile walk. It usually nets him a dessert.

Throw away your condiments that have calories... become good friends with yellow mustard, horseradish, hot sauce and pepper. Become great friends with grilled chicken, broccoli, eggs and water. I swear condiments were my own personal "secret eaters" episode.

I drink a lot of water It helps me nix my cravings.

join /r/loseit the community is really nice, and helpful.

people who really love you want you to LIVE. Sometimes that means tough love.

edit: once the weight is off you set myfitnesspal to maintenance and then get some of your cake with steak... just now it will be 1 slice instead of teehee size.

u/deemuhn · 9 pointsr/Coffee

The scale is fine, however I would recommend one with a larger capacity.

Something like this American Weigh 2kg will let you fit most brewing vessels on them with no trouble, and it's a workhorse. I've had mine for more than five years no problem.

Edit: Just noticed you specifically said shots. Oops. I'll leave this here for anybody else though.

u/Chumkil · 9 pointsr/bingingwithbabish

I highly recommend this one:

A lot more expensive than Babish’s, but you can take the top off, still read it with giant pots on it (numbers come out on cord) and it is extremely accurate.

It is America’s Test Kitchen’s most recommend.

Though, if you want visual style the etekcity looks sleek, can’t argue that.

u/pwnslinger · 8 pointsr/Coffee

There's no sure relationship. Go buy a scale. This one is good

u/hydro_wonk · 8 pointsr/loseit

This is a thirteen dollar food scale

It comes down to accurately measuring calories in and out (mostly in.) If you weigh it there's no subjectivity involved. Use a notebook to log everything you eat for a while to get used to what that takes. Calculate your total calorie requirement. If your logged calories are less than your calorie requirement, then you will lose weight.

But seriously, try a food scale.

u/ShrinkingElaine · 8 pointsr/1200isplenty
u/AmNotLost · 8 pointsr/Coffee

My opinion, for the cost:

Jennings scale
Plastic v60 02 and filters
Encore grinder
I have the Fino kettle but I'm sure the hario is fine
I have a flow restrictor from here
Plus your phone (to time), favorite mug and a notebook to keep notes.

u/Kiicki · 8 pointsr/ECR_UK

Propylene Glycol - From Lubrisolve

Vegetable Glycerine - from Lubrisolve

Nicotine - From Pink Mule


HDPE Bottles - For PG/VG Base

HDPE Bottles Boston - For PG/VG Base (If you prefer Boston type)

American Weigh Scales LB-501 - Scale

Graduated pipettes - I use these to transfer my nicotine to the E-liquid bottle. I also use these for flavor bottles that doesn't come with a nozzle. These are extremely cheap, and you won't feel bad about tossing them after.

Use Natural Nozzle and Captive Cap 28mm or Natural Nozzle and Captive Cap 24mm for you VG base. These nozzles are designed to be cut, and the more you cut, the wider the bore will be which is perfect for VG since VG is a very thick base.

For E-liquid bottles, whatever you prefer. iBottles has LDPE and PET bottles in various different sizes.

u/Certeis · 8 pointsr/Drugs

Let me start of with the legality of MXE. It seems that you are planning to buy it for consumption. You have to know that all research chemicals are strictly not for human consumption and only to be used in research environments with proper handling and care. They should NOT be consumed. If used in research and you are not administering MXE to an animal, you should be fine.

You can double check a trustworthy site by checking to see if it's a Safe or Scam. Google helps as well.
An acceptable price can range from $25 a gram to $50 a gram, depending on where you purchase it from (Domestic vendors generally are a bit pricier for the convenience).
Shipping shouldn't be an issue if it's domestic, if you are receiving it internationally there is always a chance for customs to open your package, deem it unsuitable for your purposes and send you a love letter. This does not happen too often though, but it's a risk.
Anonymity can be used by using Tor, if you really feel you do not want your actions traced back to you. PGP encryption for any email messages help with that as well. Generally though, make sure if you are purchasing your chemical on Paypal or something, DO NOT leave a message in the notes. Many vendors have been barred from Paypal due to dumb cunts putting "thanks for dat shit to git me high lgeally ;))" or other messages which reveal to Paypal what they are selling. Just don't.

Nothing else, MXE is a great RC to work with and I wish you the best of luck in your research. In regards to the mg scales, although I don't necessarily want to coerc you into buying a mg scale online, offline they are expensive. Headshops will carry them if you are lucky, and if they do they will be marked up. This is an amazing scale for the price, does everything it should.

u/Oakers · 8 pointsr/Nootropics

I have this scale: Gemini-20

u/im_not_high_i_swear · 8 pointsr/Stims
u/24_7lit · 8 pointsr/gainit

alright duder im about to change your life rn.

first off- dont worry about BMI. BMI is BS. Lebron james has an overweight - obese BMI at 6'8 250lbs and he probably hast the most elite human body on earth.

second - look at the bright side. you have done this before. that weight will come back twice as fast.

another bright side - you are probably lean as fuck. you will pack on muscle so much easier than other people.

another bright side - youre only 19!!! You know what i would give to be a teenager again and get those teen gains??

lastly - make this protein shake twice a day -

8 oz milk (1% is 100 calories whole is 150 calories)

1 scoop protein powder (MP brand is 100 calories, O.N. brand is 120 calories)

1 tbsp olive oil (120 calories and you can not taste it at all in the shake)

32g peanut butter (190 calories) (weigh one spoon, get the tare (zero out the scale with the spoon on it) put 32 grams of P.B. on it (30-34 is OKAY) then use another spoon to get the PB off)

this shake is 500+ calories and tastes great. only about 10oz of thick shake so you can put it down easy. pretty cheap as well. and if you want more calories you can buy whole milk or add more PB or olive oil

buy this food scale start tracking calories. Im guessing you already know how to do this though...

u/vinpaysdoc · 8 pointsr/Homebrewing


edit: I use the above for hops/salts. I use our kitchen scale for weighing out grain.

u/Kaidavis · 8 pointsr/abs

You won't see abs until you lose your belly fat. And you won't lose your belly fat by doing ab exercises, only by counting calories and eating below your daily maintenance calories.

Your best bet to show your abs is to get to 10-12% body fat and then start doing ab exercises.

  1. Go get a Skin Fold Body Fat Test (your local university / college's athletic department should provide these for ~$50).

  2. Let's say you weigh 180lbs and have 15% body fat. 27lbs of your weight is from fat. You want to get to 10% body fat, so you need to lose ~33% of your fat, or 9lbs.

  3. You can safely lose ~1-1.5lbs/week through calorie counting. So, if you need to lose 9lbs, you can lose that weight in 6-10 weeks.

    How do you do this?

  4. Figure out your Total Daily Energy Expenditire by using this calculator. Set the exercise to 'No Exercise' for a good baseline. (You / the calculator will overestimate the amount of exericse you're doing. Just set it to 'No Exercise.')

  5. This number is your Maintenance Calories. If you eat this many calories, you'll maintain your weight. We want to lose weight to show off our abs, so, we'll be figuring out how to eat at a deficit.

  6. You need to burn 3,500 calories to lose 1lb. If you want to lose 1lb/week, that means you need to eat at a caloric defecit of 3500/7 = 500 calories/day.

  7. Take your TDEE and subtract 500 from it. That's your daily calorie intake goal. Now, multiply your daily calorie intake by 7. That's your weekly calorie intake goal.

  8. Track your calories using My Fitness Pal. Buy a cheap digital scale and start weighing all the food you eat. When you eat something, track it in My Fitness Pal.

  9. While you follow your diet, add in some basic strength training. I recommend following an exercise plan like Starting Strength for basic compound lifts (bench press, deadlift, squat, military press). This way, you'll preserve your lean muscle mass and put on additional muscle.

  10. You should lose ~1lb/week. Weigh yourself every 3-5 days and track your weight. After 1 month, you should be down ~3.5 - 4.5lbs. If you are, awesome! If you aren't, cut your daily calorie total by ~10%.

    If you're looking for a slightly more advanced take on this, I recommend /r/leangains.

    I'm into week 4 of the above plan. I've lost ~6lbs and I'm down from 15% bodyfat to 13% bodyfat. My goal? 9%. I'm on track and should be there in the next 2 months.

    To summarize,

  • Eat below your daily calorie requirements
  • Track everything you eat (otherwise you won't be eating below your calories)
  • Wait.
u/howlrose · 8 pointsr/keto

You write beautifully. You are a valuable person no matter your weight. Seriously.

I won't give you any cliches about how there's other fish in the sea or whatever. Doesn't matter how many fish there are, that shit hurts. I know it does. And I'm sorry you experienced that.

But you are a rockstar. Nothing can hold you back if you don't let it. You've done this before and you can do it again. You will get there. You just can't give up, even through the road blocks. We're all behind you. Take it one day at a time.

I second the recommendation for the FAQ. Most important things to start: Calculate your macros (, keep your electrolytes up (more info in the FAQ, check out recipes for keto-aid) and get a tracking app (recs in FAQ) and consider a food scale.

Food scale:

Good luck! You can do this! 👍

u/Vargasa871 · 8 pointsr/soylent

Here you go OP a food scale for $11 now it's as scalable as you want.

u/reddexx · 8 pointsr/1200isplenty

This scale is mine. It's excellent and is twelve bucks, tares and does conversions on the go. Simple and easy to use, works fantastic.

u/mlochr · 8 pointsr/Coffee

When buying new gear like this, I often find it worthwhile to buy the good stuff from the beginning. It'll cost more upfront, but in the long run you save money by not sinking it into gear that you're just going to upgrade away from. I know you're looking for a starter kit, so I'll outline some entry level stuff and then some recommended upgrades.

For a burr grinder, a decent entry level manual grinder is the Hario Skerton. One complaint with this is inconsistent coarse grind size, which is what you'll be using with a French Press. Orphan Espresso makes an upgrade kit that fixes this problem, but personally I feel that if you're going to spend $40 on the Skerton and $15 on the upgrade kit, you should just spend a few more bucks and get something like the Capresso Infinity. This grinder is going to be way more convenient, versatile, and consistent than the hand grinder. For one last option, there's the Baratza Encore. This is probably the best grinder you'd want for French Press, because anything better / more expensive would just be overkill as they're primarily aimed at espresso.

The Press itself isn't too important. Bodum is usually the recommended brand.

You'll also need a way to heat water. You could go with a stovetop kettle, but I think electric kettles are more convenient, and are roughly the same price anyway. You can get a pretty standard one for less than $25. But getting a gooseneck kettle is going to help control your pour better and ensure the coffee grounds are completely saturated. If you don't want to worry about getting the perfect temperature for brewing, a variable temperature kettle will take care of it for you.

Other than that, you might want a kitchen scale to get the right coffee-to-water ratio, and a thermometer to check your water temperature.

u/kaidomac · 8 pointsr/grilling

TL;DR warning

Are you willing to invest in some tools? Do you like Five Guys? (skinny burgers) The fastest burger procedure that I know of is Kenji's Ultra-Smash technique, which makes a pair of thin patties in no time. Takes about a minute per burger (two patties with cheese). Details here:

You can also do a regular smash burger, which is thicker (McDonalds-thin), but takes longer (~1.5 minutes per side, about 3 minutes total per burger):

The advantage of the ultra-smash is that it's super quick & you can toss a piece of cheese to melt between two patties, so you can pump out a ton of burgers in no time. You will need a few tools, namely:

  1. A metal cooking surface
  2. A hi-temp heat source
  3. A smashing tool
  4. A high-quality spatula
  5. A scraper (if doing ultra-smash)
  6. A cheap IR temp gun
  7. A cheap digital kitchen scale

    It's not rocket science, but getting a proper setup will let you have a workflow that makes cooking for a crowd a breeze. I have a big extended family, so I cook in bulk a lot, but I also use this for just my immediate family because it's so fast to get setup. There is an up-front investment required, but everything you'll buy will pretty much last forever, so it's worth it if you like to eat burgers!

    So the first two things you need are a metal cooking surface & a heat source that can pump out a lot of heat. I don't recommend a regular grill because they simply don't get hot enough; you need 600 to 700F to do this. You can either do a compact setup (a 2-burger surface with a single burner) or invest in a quality flat-top setup (more expensive, but lets you do more burgers at once). The ideal surface to do this on is a Baking Steel, which is very expensive. There are knockoffs for cheaper, but I like BS because they have a Griddle version with grooves to catch the grease:

    You can also do it with cast iron. Lodge has a griddle for $25:

    If I'm just doing a single regular smash burger at a time, I use a 12" cast-iron pan. $28:

    If you do get into cast-iron, read up on this seasoning procedure (i.e. the way to keep it smooth & slippery without Teflon). It's a bit of a pain, but it's worth learning because anything you buy in cast-iron can be handed down to your kids because it lasts forever:

    You will want a heavy smashing tool as well. I have this massive 2.5-pound cast-iron press. It fits inside the 12" pan above (but not the 10"). $13:

    If you plan on doing ultra-smash burgers, you'll need a scraper. This is the one Kenji recommends, but you can probably find something locally: (Home Depot or Lowes)

    Anyway, getting back to the cooking part: you'll need a hi-temp burner. I like Bayou Burners, they sell them on Amazon. I have an SP10: ($50)

    I use that with my 12" cast-iron pan for when I'm just doing a few burgers for the family. 15 minutes = 5 burgers. You can also slap a flat surface like a cast-iron griddle or Baking Steel on that puppy. Also comes in a square version (not sure how the BTU's compare). I also have some KAB4 burners that I use with my Baking Steel, among other things. More expensive, but larger shell & burner: (more even heat over the cooking surface)

    For cooking more at a time, you can get a cooktop. Blackstone has a 36" cooktop available, but it doesn't get very hot (don't get me wrong, it's an awesome tool, but I've had trouble breaking 500F on mine, which means you're not cooking 1-minute burgers on it, plus the heating is kind of uneven, so you have to work in the hot spots for faster cook times). Also comes in a slightly smaller 28" version (but it's only like $50 less, so it makes more sense to get the full-sized version because you get so much more cooking area). The nice thing with this setup is that for $299 (or a bit less if you shop around at places like Cabela's), you can cook like 20 burgers at a time, it's absolutely insane! I make epic breakfasts on it. Plus it folds up for transport, which is really handy. We use it for all of our family events & holidays:

    A better version is from Tejas Smokers. They make camping stove carts that have burners built-in & have griddles available separately. They get super hot, downside is the cost: you can easily spend $700 on a nice setup.

    Oh yeah, Blackstone did just come out with a compact outdoor griddle which can run off those little one-pound green tanks if you want. They go for around $99 ($79 if you have an Ace Hardware near you). I have not tried this, but it gets good reviews. I'd be curious to see what kind of temperatures it can achieve:

    So that's a basic introduction to the cooktops: you need some kind of decently-sized metal surface, a hi-temp burner, a smashing tool, and optionally (but recommended) a scraper. You will also want to get a strong, high-quality spatula. A good one is $32:

    Available here:

    If you opt for cast-iron, get an infrared temperature gun (doesn't work too well on shiny metal surfaces like steel tho). $17:

    A cheap digital kitchen scale is useful too, for measuring out the proper amount of meat. $14:

    This collection of tools ensures that you have the proper workflow: a metal surface to cook on, the ability to bring the surface to a high temperature (and know what that temperature is for precise control), the ability to weigh your meat so you can pre-measure out what you need, the ability to smash the burger down, and also to properly scrape it off. Again, it's not rocket science, but if you have a wussy grill or a crappy surface or weak smashing/scraping tools, you're gonna have a bad time. You just need the right setup to pump burgers out fast!

    So on to prep. For ultra-smash, you do a pair of 2-ounce ground beef balls. In the tutorial above, they use a mix of meat for 25% fat. I just grab some regular 80/20 ground plus some salt & pepper. For regular smash burgers, do a single 4-ounce ball (optionally 5 ounces...useful if you have a big cooktop for a bunch of burgers at one time & are only doing a single patty per burger). The nice thing is, there's no special prep required for the meat, so you can make all of your burger balls ahead of time. If you have 10 people & are doing ultra-smash, let's say half of them get 2 burgers, so 15 burgers total, or thirty 2oz balls. If you have 20 people & are doing regular smash, again with half getting an extra burger, that's 30 burgers total or thirty 4 or 5oz balls. So that takes care of prep...adjust as needed. If you're feeding mostly dudes, you'll want to add more seconds (and thirds) to the equation.

    There are a variety of buns you can get. Crap buns will make for a crap burger. See if you can find potato buns or brioche buns. Those are pretty soft. Buns aren't overly hard to make, but I have yet to find a decent recipe that takes under 40 minutes, so I usually only doing fancy home-baked buns for my family rather than a crowd. Buying 5 or 10 pounds of ground beef & making smash balls out of them will take you all of ten minutes, but making buns can take forever. Here's a good recipe if you want to try it out tho:

    Or this, if you wanna get crazy:

    Or this one, nom nom nom:

    But eh, just hit up Sam's/Coscto/BJ's and buy some hamburger buns in bulk, problem solved. Or find a local bakery that has good rolls. There's a good shootout of buns here:

u/kylastingrae · 8 pointsr/progresspics

Well, a big thing for me involved giving up gluten. I've heard conflicting reports about whether gluten intolerance is actually a thing, but I started to notice changes both in my appearance and my overall health as soon as I cut it out of my diet completely. Giving up gluten definitely isn't the best choice for for everyone, and it is possible to lose comparable amounts of weight without making this particular change. However, I gave up gluten (and a great deal of my regular dairy intake) at the recommendation of my doctor after seeing multiple specialists about a wide variety of bizarre health issues that all seemed to point back to gluten in my diet.

If we forget the gluten aspect, there are still a ton of things that helped! I gave up pop and juices completely. If I wanted something to drink, I either had coffee or water. I also made sure to cut back on my portions significantly. I purchased a food scale (this one for those that are curious) and started making a point to weigh everything I ate to make sure I wasn't overeating without realizing it.

For me, it was a bunch of small changes that really added up. I switched from regular bacon to turkey bacon. I ate salads for lunch instead of french fries. I snacked on portioned servings of nuts and seeds and dried fruit instead of chocolate bars and candy. If I HAD to have a snack after dinner, I popped popcorn in my air popper. For dinner, I always focused on having a good protein (often chicken, but sometimes pork or lean cuts of beef), with a serving of rice and a few servings of veggies. I carefully counted and kept track of how much dressing I put on those salads, and how much oil I cooked my food in.

The important thing for me was to remember that I didn't have to do everything all at once. I implemented these changes over a period of time, which made it easy to stick to. And believe me, I still indulge. I just do it a lot smarter than I used to.

u/gregny2002 · 8 pointsr/science

The MyFitnessPal app is very helpful, as the other response said. That alone got me on the right track. Most food scales you purchase, I use this one, will come with a calorie guide. It will have a list of foods (vegetables, pastas, breads, fruits, meats, dairy and common preparations) each with a number next to it; you multiply the weight of the food by that number to get the calorie count in that serving.

u/better_half · 7 pointsr/Coffee

Part of making a good cup is repeatability--eliminating variation wherever possible. You'll want a burr grinder and a scale. It's tough, especially with an inconsistent grind, to correctly measure coffee by volume. Any idea on your general brew time? That might be a good indication of what's going on. Let's experiment with technique a bit!

It sounds like you're pouring all of the water in at once after letting it bloom; instead, why not pour about a cup at a time, let it drain for a bit--never letting it get completely dry--and then add the next cup. Rather than pouring in the center, continue pouring in circles the entire time to ensure an even extraction. These are all super minor, and I'm honestly unsure if they'll make any difference. Still, worth a shot!

Maybe try a finer grind, if you can. Shake the blade grinder, grind it for longer--whatever works! A finer grind will prolong the brew time.

> Yeah not 100% sure how to describe the flavor. It's kind of sour but also very "planty" tasting. Sorry if that's unhelpful.

Nah, don't worry about it! I have a tough time describing taste, too. It sounds underextracted to me. If ya have any spare money, a scale goes a long, long way. I use this scale. If you're interested in a grinder, my first--and I'm sure most people's first--was the skerton. I currently use a Baratza Encore, but that might be more than you're willing to invest in a grinder right now.

If you're interested, I can make a video of myself making coffee in my little Chemex.

u/raffiki77 · 7 pointsr/Coffee

Hi there and welcome to r/Coffee! So based on what you've told me I think your most cost effective option right now to make great coffee would be to master your roommate's French Press instead of spending money on a new brewing method. I'm assuming you have a kettle to boil your water in and a smart phone with a timer so all you need to buy is a digital scale, which costs $15 on Amazon [digital scale] (
Next I would find a local coffee roaster or coffee house that sells 1/2 lb or 12 oz bags of coffee instead of the 1 lb bags they sell at Starbucks. The reason I'm recommending the smaller amount is because you're going to ask them to grind the coffee beans for a French Press and you don't want to bring home a 1 lb bag of pre-ground coffee beans because it's going to go bad quickly. If you want to grind your own coffee beans be prepared to spend $100+ on a good burr grinder. As for the type of coffee to buy, you can always ask the barista for recommendations.
So once you've got everything you need it's time to measure your dosage. I personally like a 1:17 coffee to water ratio but most people here like their coffee stronger so feel free to adjust according to taste. So based on my ratio, if you measure 25 grams of ground coffee beans you would need to use 425 ml of water (1 ml = 1 gram). Put the FP on the scale and tare the scale. Put 25 g ground coffee in the FP and tare the scale again. Start the stop watch on your phone and pour your water off boil until about 1/3 of the French Press is full. Let the coffee bloom for about 30 seconds, stir the slurry, then pour in the remainder of the water til your scale reads 425 g. Put the lid on the French Press but don't plunge just yet. After 4 minutes you can plunge gently and serve your coffee.
Now from what I've read about the French Press some people say blooming isn't necessary but I haven't use mine enough to experiment and come up with my own conclusion so feel free to skip that part and just pour in the entire water. However, you do need to stir the mixture in to get all of the beans wet so don't skip that part.
Good luck with your coffee journey and I hope you're able to make great tasting coffee on your own!

u/dannoffs1 · 7 pointsr/Coffee

We use these in the shop. As long as you're not reckless in your espresso routine you shouldn't be getting more than a few drops of espresso on them, which you can just wipe off.

u/TiggieSmalls · 7 pointsr/Coffee

A scale that reads to 0.1 will be extremely beneficial, worlds of difference.

throw this in your cart and you'll thank yourself :)

u/CreeperDays · 7 pointsr/eldertrees

I have this one, highly recommend. Only downside is it turns off after like 30 seconds of not using it. That's what most of the negative reviews are about.

u/MisterYouAreSoDumb · 7 pointsr/Nootropics

I don't think anyone should include microscoops. It promotes the idea that volumetric dosing is accurate, which cannot be further from the case. A milligram scale is ALWAYS needed to accurately measure lower dosages. Not to mention all the plastic waste is causes. The only things I use scoops on are products that need larger dosages, have a low side effect profile, and that I have already calibrated using an accurate scale. So things like creatine or mushroom powder extracts I will use one of my stainless steel scoops to dose my powder, as I have already determined which scoops deliver a specific weight for that batch powder, and I know a little variability in the dosage is not going to cause any issues for me. I can wash the stainless steel scoops, and make sure they are sterilized. Plus, they can be used forever, instead of me wasting tons of them by throwing them out. Even with the stainless steel ones, I do not use them for things that need small dosages, like Noopept or Tianeptine. Those ALWAYS get weighed on an accurate milligram scale every time. Accuracy matters. The Gemini-20 is an inexpensive scale that you can get for like $20 on Amazon. There is no reason to not get one.

These are the stainless steel scoops I use:

Here is the Gemini-20:

u/vaderisahottie · 7 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


Tofu Press


These are items that Maggie would either use or would enjoy. I love looking at people's lists.

u/EntheoGiant · 7 pointsr/DMT

Gemini 20, aka. the scale of choice for Psychonauts on a budget.

u/nootronium · 7 pointsr/Tianeptine

It's great you're taking the time to figure out the best way to do this. I recommend that you get a better scale, though, as the one you have just doesn't have the accuracy to safely measure low doses, even with dividing the dose up by hand afterward.

The Gemini-20 scale is about $25 and seems to be the most popular one here:

u/AlienInvasionAkAkAk · 7 pointsr/DarkNetMarkets

This lil thing is amazing

American Weigh Scales GEMINI-20 Portable MilliGram Scale, 20 by 0.001 G

u/72690 · 7 pointsr/kratom

This scale is $8.68 and has good reviews - it can measure small amounts (under 1g).

u/_mycelia · 7 pointsr/ShroomID

They're fine and they'll make you trip, younger mushrooms are anecdotally more potent. Get a scale if you want to know weight or figure out what the dry weight equivalent would be.

u/connorjames518 · 7 pointsr/Drugs
u/acedelgado · 7 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I'm a fan of Bull City Flavors-
They have pretty much every flavor from all of the major companies, plus pg and vg for a fair price. Also have a 6% discount code - VU6.

You'll also need some nicotine from either Nude Nicotine or Vape Clarity. I like getting it in 100% VG to help cut down on VG usage.

You'll also need a scale accurate to .01 gram -

Mixing beakers -

PET bottles -

And very importantly, a milk frother that will mix your juice in under 30 seconds and save your sanity vs trying the shake method-

Then go find yourself some juice recipes that look tasty to you-
And install the "ejuice me up" program to do all of the calculations for you-

And you'll need the weights from this thread to put into the ejuice me up settings-

This is also a great starting point to read how to mix by weight. Or if you're a visual person here's a fan-freaking-tastic guide on it -

So yeah, you're looking at a $100-150 investment to start off with, depending on how many flavors you order. But then the juice is a few cents per ML instead of like, a dollar+. Most of your cost from then on will be replacement bottles and VG and flavoring.

u/JuiceBaron · 7 pointsr/Canadian_ecigarette

Here's a protip: don't even bother with mixing by volume. Using syringes, cylinders, pipettes etc are a huge messy pain in the ass. Buy a scale and mix by weight. Here's a good one.

u/DGsirb1978 · 7 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

You definitely don't need syringes.

Get this scale, learn mixing by weight and thank everyone who suggested it later.

You will have no mess, mix faster, mix much more accurate, be able to reproduce your results exactly (consistent), and have better tasting mixes.

u/davehk · 7 pointsr/Coffee

I like the Hario scale, which has a built in timer. Reasonable at $40 on amazon and hasn't failed me yet.

u/sqqlut · 7 pointsr/MDMA

I can't tell you, but your health costs $19.

u/alittlebitmental · 7 pointsr/microdosing

This reply is longer than I wanted, but I do have some experience in this area. Hopefully this will help you come up with a workable plan.

First of all, microdosing might help you see the harm that the adderall is doing to you, and may even help you with the motivation. But, to succeed, you'll still need a plan and a certain level of self-discipline.


Although, I have never taken adderall, I have managed to get myself off of addictive medication (benzos, various psychiatric meds etc) a number of times in the past. Many of these meds had horrendous side effects, even if you skipped just even 1 or 2 doses. The best approach, in my opinion, is to taper off of them slowly. This requires discipline, a plan of action, and a continual review as to how you are feeling. Tapering slowly minimizes the side effects and gives you the best chance of remaining functional during the process.


You can google the best way to taper off of adderrall, but here's an example of how I got myself off of Duloxetine. Note that Duloxetine is known to have really bad withdrawals, and the company even got sued because they understated just how bad they were. I started this process when I was taking 120mg a day.

  • Week 1: reduce dosage to 90 mg

  • Week 2: reduce to 60 mg. Then...

  • 2 days at 30 mg

  • 2 days at 15 mg

  • 2 days at 7.5 mg

  • 2 days at 3.75 mg

    Note that the capsules I was prescribed came in a minimum dosage of 30 mg. Once I got to this point, I had to open the capsules and calculate the number of balls inside each one. I did this using a set of reasonably accurate scales. I worked out that each 30 mg capsule contained 320 balls. So when I got down to 3.75 mg, I was counting out 40 balls for my daily dosage. I then reduced this as follows:

  • 1 day at 30 balls

  • 1 day at 20 balls

  • 1 day at 10 balls

  • 1 day at 5 balls

  • 1 day at 2 balls

  • 1 day at 1 ball

    This approach worked well for me, and I although I still experienced some withdrawal effects, I felt that they were manageable. These side effects lasted for about 4-8 weeks, but lessened each week.

    A couple of points to note about tapering:

  1. It's worth doing this under the supervision of a doctor, but bear in mind that some doctors don't give the best advice in this area. For example, my shrink wanted me to taper off the Duloxetine much faster. However, I already knew from my research that many people had experienced unbearable side effects using the schedule he suggested. I decided to slow it down, knowing that I could go back to my doctor if things got too bad. Do your own research to find out what tapering strategies have worked for others, and the side effects they experienced.

  2. Only change one thing at a time, e.g. don't try and taper off of two different substances at the same time. If you experience issues, you want a clear idea as to what is causing them. So, keep smoking the weed - you can taper off of that later.

  3. Monitor how you feel on a daily basis. If the side effects get too bad, then it's a good indication that you are going too fast. In this case, you should revert to your previous dose until you feel normal(ish) again, and then resume your taper at a slower pace.

  4. You might want to get a set of decent scales, a tablet cutter and some empty gel capsules (all available on amazon). This is so that you can measure out smaller doses when you want to go below one tablet.

  5. If you are going to start microdosing, then either start it a few weeks before you do the taper, or wait until you've been off the adderrall for a while (see point 2).


    Let me know if you have any questions, but good luck with it anyway.
u/rDr4g0n · 7 pointsr/Coffee

Heres a not-so-easy-to-find wiki page for this sub with gear recommendations. I used this one multiple times a day. It's fast, accurate, good battery life, and doesn't time out too quickly.

u/MikeTheBlueCow · 7 pointsr/Coffee

That grinder will possibly give you issues with pour over. V60 is really picky too, and you will probably want a gooseneck kettle to use with it to make it much easier to get a good cup. The potential issue with that grinder (or similarly priced ones, which are all knock-offs of another hand grinder) is that it might give you a really inconsistent grind with a lot of fines, which could cause your pour over brew times to vary wildly and take far too long (ruining your coffee).

How much coffee do you want to make at once? If only one cup, here's what I recommend:

  • You can keep that grinder and instead of a pour over (which is pickier about grinder + kettle type), get something like an AeroPress ($30). Also, get a scale too, to weigh out your beans + water in order to get a consistently good cup, every time.

    If you want a larger amount of coffee (though you might find making your own coffee with fresh beans gives you more of a kick of caffeine than a cup from McD), then pour over is a good way to go, but will probably require more and better equipment in order for it to not suck. The V60 is the pickiest pour over about grind consistency. I don't make large batches, so maybe someone else can chime in with recommendations for devices that might handle a lower quality grind. But no matter what, a better grinder will improve both your ability to make pour over, and the taste of the coffee. If you want to stick with pour over, here's what I recommend for equipment in order for it to not be hard and get coffee that doesn't suck out of it:

  • Get the same scale I linked above. This is important for consistency; without weighing your coffee and water amount you can easily vary between making strong or weak coffee from day to day. It'll suck and be confusing. Scales are awesome and make everything easy.
  • Get a good-enough grinder, at the very least. When it comes to coffee, the best grinder you can afford is the way to go, it'll make your coffee taste better and with pour over you'll be able to be better at making your coffee. For me, bare minimum is the Baratza Encore. For the same price point but better grind, see if you can get a Feldgrind. Or pre-order the Aergrind for a great deal. A Lido or Helor are good options too.
  • A gooseneck kettle will be important too. V60 is very difficult without one if you want good coffee. Other pour overs you may be able to handle without needing a gooseneck, but it makes anything easier if you have the free cash flow. A good inexpensive one is the Hario Buono.

    And I would recommend going with white/bleached filters instead of the natural/brown ones. The nat/brown ones always have a strong paper taste you can't really get rid of.

u/ShadySkins · 7 pointsr/Coffee

American Weigh SC-2KG Digital Pocket Scale

I just replaced my first one... which only lasted about 9 months. The LCD screen was no longer legible. However, I used this thing 2-3 times a day for 9 months. I was satisfied enough to purchase another.

u/concretebox · 7 pointsr/saplings
u/shaebay · 7 pointsr/loseit

Get the food scale. Measuring cups and spoons can be big liars. My big moment of WEIGH EVERYTHING was when I compared one serving size of pb2 (a pretty low calorie item). A 2tbsp serving is almost double what the weight of a serving is. So instead of a 50cal snack, I was adding on another 50 cals. Just think how many more calories other, more calorie dense, items could add to your day.

Also, I have the scale the other person posted and I love it. It's my work food scale. The one I use at home is this one -

Both are great!

u/hammong · 7 pointsr/Silverbugs

Several people have asked recently for recommendations for a cheap, accurate scale. I thought I'd post this -- bought two of these for $12.99 each off Amazon w/Prime free shipping. Comparing them side-by-side, they read identically and come with covers/trays and support grams, dwt, oz, ozt. Accurate to 0.001 ozt or 0.01 gram.

Best of luck! That's a 1/4 AGE on ozt - it shows 0.273 ozt because it's a 0.9167 purity coin. Multiply the two and you get 0.2502591. Close enough to 1/4 ozt for my calibration purposes!

u/Twosi · 7 pointsr/proED

I have the Aria by fitbit for my main scale.

My "double check" scale is this one here. Just to make sure.

I also use: This food scale as my in house food scale.

I have this one for my purse.

I also have these at home for use during the day: Fit Desk 2.0 wanting to get the extension desk for it at some point soon.

Elliptical/Bike Trainer in case I would prefer to "run".

Fitbit HR Charge Love this.

For hydration purposes: Electric kettle stainless steel with no plastic parts touching water ever. Love it.

Primo water pump with a two interchangeable 10 gallon jugs for easy no excuse water drinking.

My coffee maker right now is pretty... meh? I want to replace it this year with the ninja coffee bar.

u/Mr_Truttle · 6 pointsr/keto

I mean... if you check the lower reviews, you're going to get a much higher concentration of people who had one-off issues and other problems that aren't typical. I did a quick search and this one seems to have overwhelmingly positive feedback from 13,000 or so people.

u/alittlemouth · 6 pointsr/loseit

You can get an amazingly accurate portable food scale on Amazon for $15 shipped free. This is the one I use and it's lasted me over 3 years so far (haven't even changed the battery!). That's $5 a year, or just over 40 cents a month. Get one! No excuses!

u/tangface · 6 pointsr/MealPrepSundayRecipes

I’d start with the most important kitchen tool if your aim is to meal prep for weight loss: the kitchen scale. This is the most important tool you’ll need if you’re going to count calories in each item you’ll be eating. As a recommendation, I’ve use this one for over 18 months and it’s going strong even though I’ve dropped it a couple of time from a few feet, the Ozeri Kitchen scale: The only downside to this scale is that if you have a super large bowl on top, it might be a bit hard to see the weighting screen. But it’s not too big of a deal.

The second most important tool is knowing how much calories are in a food item. Lots of people use an app called My Fitness Pal. You can find it on both the Apple App Store and in Google Play Store. They have a really large database filled with food items and their basic nutritional facts.

An alternative to the app is the FoodData Central US gov site here: It’s a bit more manual than My Fitness Pal, but I prefer this site over the app because I can definitively know that search for both chicken thighs with skin on, bone on, all 3, or just the thighs as skinless and boneless.

To know how much calories you should be reducing, I would check out Jordan Syatt’ YT video “How Many Calories Should I Eat to Lose Fat”: He has other great videos like, “How to Make Weight Loss Sustainable”:

When you first start out going in a calorie deficit, I would take it easy the first month or two. You’ll need to let your body get used to the calorie reduction. Every week only reduce by a 100 calories or so until you hit your target calorie deficit number. If you go all in immediately, you’re not going to be a happy camper at all.

For actual meal prep recipes, I like to use Budget Btyes site: There’s a larger variety of recipes to choose from, majority of them are beginner cooking friendly, the list of ingredients are easy to find and reasonable (long a super long list of things to buy), and relatively quick to make (depending on how quick you can cook).

The only downside to this site is that, like most recipe authors in the US, it’s not always 100% clear to someone starting to cook from recipes if the food item is supposed to be in dry goods measuring cups or in liquid measuring cups. I personally prefer to use the metric system for recipes because doing everything by weight or volume in grams or milliliters is more precise. It also makes calorie counting go by faster.

I know it’s a lot to take in and looks extremely time consuming, but ease yourself into it. It’s going to be a bit of a trial to get into the groove of counting calories and getting used to what food items works for you/doesn’t work. Go slow, take it week by week, and remember that you got this. Welcome to meal prepping!!

(I’ll come back and format this better soon; on mobile right now.)

u/tinytaiga · 6 pointsr/1200isplenty

[I just purchased this one!] (

I had searched a bit on here and read some reviews. I really like it. It's simple, runs on batteries, small enough to put away (I have a small kitchen with limited counter space), AND! the screen stays on for 2 whole minutes. The previous one I had plugged into the wall. The display would shut off after maybe 20 seconds. That caused problems when I was constantly taring and adding stuff to the same bowl. NOT ANYMORE!

u/blue-no-yellow · 6 pointsr/xxfitness

I don't have super intense weighing needs but I use this one which goes up in 1 gram increments and has worked just fine for me!

u/PM_Me_Your_Clones · 6 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

If you do it like that, I can see your math. However, if you do it like this:!product/prd12/3738421821/120ml-sample-100mg-ml-nic-html (Or Bull City or ECX or Gremlin, etc. - let's call it $50 in flavoring)

You can make ~4L/4000ml of 3mg/ml for ~$150 or a little under $0.04/ml, so ~$4.50 per 120ml with supplies left over.

Maybe I'm mistaken in thinking ~$150 isn't large scale but I'm sure many people on here spend at least that much in a six month period (five 250ml of Blue Dot will run you $187).

u/thefourthdr · 6 pointsr/electronic_cigarette


  1. I don't recommend a kit, but that's just me.
  2. Mix by weight. Buy this scale The 500g one, not the others. You want 0.01g precision.
  3. Don't buy random flavors. Pick one or two juices over at that sound good to you and have a good rating. Buy the flavors to make those.
  4. Buy your VG and PG here. and
  5. Get some pipettes. Plastic Transfer Pipettes 1ml, Graduated, Pack of 500
  6. Get good nicotine. I like Carolina Xtracts and Nude Nicotine
  7. Read everthing here.
  8. Read the everything here.
  9. Read eveything here.
  10. Watch this.
  11. Wear protective gloves if you buy high percentage nicotine solution!
  12. Enjoy your freedom. You're right, it is fun to do. And easy. My wife calls it vaking :)
u/rklimek76 · 6 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

You want a scale that can read down to .01 grams. Check out the American Weigh Labs LB-501, it's on amazon as well, runs about $24.

u/RightInTheBrainBox · 6 pointsr/Nootropics

NSI freebase 20mg sublingual is a good starting dose, imo.
I can be pretty irresponsible with my drug use but not using a scale is plain stupidity. Do not take any until you purchase a mg scale.

The gemini-20 is about $20

If you cant justify that cost you shouldnt be buying the drugs.

u/24811812513198111524 · 6 pointsr/Nootropics

I bought the gemini 20 scale on amazon.

Acurate around 5mg up or down. The 10g thing shows up as 9.995g on it.

You can def measure 10mg accurately, if measuring smaller doses like 1 or 2.5mg it won't really work. I don't really see it change until 4mg at least.

For smaller doses I would measure out 10mg and then "eyeball" it into 4 equal doses in four different capsules, and hoped it would be accurate enough.

Will work for things like caffeine or normal noots/drugs that you just need to measure in mg.

Powder city has a scale that's like 11 dollars I think, but idk how good it is.

u/MarsHuntress · 6 pointsr/researchchemicals

Most recommended: Gemini 20

u/foreversoundsgood · 6 pointsr/MDMA

I'm going to try to be as detailed as possible.

The best way to take crystals:


  • Buy a reagent test kit to make sure what you have has MDXX in it and rule out the most harmful substances. These can be bought over Amazon or via Reagent Testing UK (Marquis is most often seen as the most important one though I strongly suggest to get the kit)

  • Buy a microgram scale, the following one is recommended by most people: on Amazon Germany or Amazon UK

  • If you want to crush them yourself, I would recommend buying a cheap mortar and pestle on Amazon Germany or Amazon UK

  • If you want to put them into gelatin capsules, you can buy for example size 1 gel caps from Amazon Germany or Amazon UK



    First of all: do some research about the specific dosing you want to take. I know of the two most common ways:

  • Use your scale to weigh the amount you want, then divide it into the doses you like, weighing every dosage carefully.

  • Dissolve the amount of MDMA you have in a 1:1 ratio of MDMA in mg to water in ml. Dissolve the MDMA in the water and then divide the liquid into the amount you want.
    If you have 1g (1000mg) of MDMA and you dissolve it in 1 litre (1000ml) of water, every 100ml of water will contain 100mg of MDMA


    Methods of taking:

  1. Nasal a.k.a. insufflated a.k.a. rail it. Grind it into powder, weigh your dose and snort it.

  2. Oral you have a couple of different options.

  • You could straight up eat it, but that would taste absolutely horrible. (don't do this)

  • You can dissolve the amount you want in liquid (coca cola, Gatorade, anything with a sweet taste) and drink it.

  • You can parachute or bomb it, this can be done with rolling papers or with toilet paper/tissues. It can be done like this or like this. You just take it as you would take a pill. Due to the acidity in your stomach, it doesn't matter if the crystals are finely ground or not.

  1. Rectal a.k.a. anal a.k.a. boof it. This means dissolving it in liquid (such as distilled water) and insert the liquid anally with a soft syringe. Don't forget to use lube


    I hope this helps, let us know if you have any other questions or unclarities.

    Roll safe.
u/articulating_smoke · 6 pointsr/microdosing

Here what I use. It's very accurate and comes with 10g calibration weights. You can literally blow on the scale and it will register the shift in pressure.

American Weigh Scale Gemini Series Precision Digital Milligram Scale, Silver 20G X 0.001G (GEMINI-20) (Silver)

u/Intereo · 6 pointsr/Nootropics

This scale is probably the best bang for your buck. I have one and haven't had any problems with it.

u/Fuck_Cilantro · 6 pointsr/army

Practice your fork put-downs fatty.

To lose 6-8 pounds in a short period of time, go see /r/keto and sign up for for MyFitnessPal. Buy a food scale and be brutally honest with your portion sizes.

What is your current height and weight?

u/teholbugg · 6 pointsr/Coffee

one of these:

makes things much easier, and the batteries last a good year or so with occasional use. 15g seems to be what many people use per cup of coffee.

you'll find more things to use it for as well, like weighing postage :)

u/enkrypt0r · 6 pointsr/Silverbugs

For me, I've found the best value in having two scales. I have this one for smaller items. It goes to the nearest tenth of a gram, so that's good enough for me for smaller quantities. This is good for jewelery, small coins, etc.

For weighing a whole stack or something, I also have one of these. It's only accurate to the nearest gram, so the small one is better for small quantities, but this one supports up to eleven pounds and is definitely the best you'll find for the price. I also measure stuff other than my stack on it as well, so this is a decent multipurpose scale.

u/bob_mcbob · 6 pointsr/Coffee

Do yourself a favour and get an inexpensive digital scale so you can see how much coffee and water you're actually using.

u/Linens · 6 pointsr/shrooms

Looks about right. If you want more accurate dosing this scale is about $10 and is super accurate to the hundreth of gram.

u/RollBama420 · 6 pointsr/trees
u/katalyst23 · 6 pointsr/microdosing

This is the scale I use.

I don't grind mine up, I just swallow it like a pill - that amount of mushrooms usually is just a cap and a stem, at most. I haven't experimented with grinding them up, I'd be curious to hear your experiences with it.

I find that sometimes on the days I microdose, it brings up a lot of strong emotions that I need to sit and process. Not sure if this will happen to you - everyone is different - but for your first try you might want to do it on a day you have fewer commitments than usual, at least for the first few hours after you dose.

Edit: I forgot to say, good luck! I've tapered off psych meds before and it's unpleasant in a very unique kind of way. I hope things get better for you soon.

u/reverendfrag4 · 6 pointsr/Breadit

I have an Escali Primo and, in my opinion, you can't beat it. The price is great, it stands up well to abuse, the batteries last a million years, it has an 11 pound capacity, and you can read it if you have a large bowl on top (which is a problem with the lovely flat glass scales).

u/lunargrade · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Paying postage online (such as via paypal shipping) will most likely be cheaper than paying at the post office. If you don't have a scale already, I recommend Escali primo or similar, weigh the item and print the labels.

For supplies, you can get free USPS priority mail supplies shipped to your home. I recommend at least ordering the USPS padded flat rate envelopes, since these can't be found at post offices and are usually the most cost-effective for 1+ lb items the further away the buyer location is and assuming the item fits. Weight the item and compare shipping quotes.

Definitely include measurements as buyers are bound to ask. Might as well have them there. Post as many pictures as you can to highlight the details or flaws.

u/oldhippy1947 · 6 pointsr/tea

First you're going to need tools. I assume you have a 12oz mug.

  • Next you should get a cup infuser. This one is inexpensive.
  • Life is much easier if you pick up an inexpensive digital gram scale. 5g of leaves/12oz mug. Tea leaves come in all kinds of shapes and sizes and trying to do volume measurements can be frustrating.
  • Check out the Vendor List
    . Pay attention to U.S. vendors. Nearly all of the have sample packages and that's where I would start. Adagio Tea is a good beginner's tea shop.
  • Order some samples and come back for more advice.
u/Ask_Me_About_The_NAP · 6 pointsr/Kratomm

Sounds like the wobbles. Kratom can vary immensely depending on how its ground, where it was grown, how it was harvested, what the growers put in it (not anything nefarious, stuff like matcha). The wobbles aren't fun, and you get it from taking too much. You won't die, but it sucks.

I HIGHLY recommend getting a cheap scale to weigh your stuff out. Find your dose and you can fine tune it. I've been taking kratom for 5-6 years now and I can tell a difference between 10.1g and 10.2g.

Seriously, get a scale and weigh out spoonfuls and you'll get different results just about every time, even from the same bag. One spoon could be 1.5g and the other could be 2.3g and then down to 1.6g.

[Here's one that's $10 and well reviewed.}(

It's worth it.

u/UgotSprucked · 6 pointsr/kratom

ProTip ™ : Buy a small digital scale. Amazon has excellent options. I bought this one and it's totes awesomes.

It helps keep your dosing accurate and consistent.

I used to not weigh my doses....I would just "measure" by size of scoop I was taking with my spoon....totally unreliable and inaccurate way of measuring dosage. I would get upset when I wasn't getting consistent results/got the wobbles when the day before I took the "same amount" and it didn't make me sick etc...

Scale is a game changer, dude.

ALSO: Less is more (to a certain extent): Find your effective dosage range, and try to stay in that range.

Mine is 6.5-8.8 grams per/dose. No more, no less. I took me a long time to figure this range out...lots of vomiting from taking too much....and a lot of disappointment/being a sad panda because my silly leaf powder wasn't helping.

This helps keep your tolerance at bay, adhering to a dosage long as you're not dosing excessively (frequency wise). This is just my personal experience, however. Your mileage may vary. Your mileage might actually be kilometers. That's ok too. Just be mindful of your dosing, keep a little log book to record dosage, effects, duration, symptoms relieved etc. I did that for a while and it helped me figure out dosage, as well as the vendors I choose to purchase from (don't worry I'm not gonna name names, I'm cool man, I'm cool....), and preferred strain color (kinda...they're pretty much the same tbh...except some Red veins are waaaay more sleepy than any white, green, yellow etc.)

Alright done ranting.

Welcome to the family!

*everybody high fives awkwardly* :)

u/Tawse · 6 pointsr/internetparents

You're talking about two completely different issues here.

For weight, the only thing to consider is calories. Compute your TDEE, buy a kitchen scale, and use MyFitnessPal to accurately track your intake.

Reduce your TDEE by the amount you want to lose. 3500 is one pound, so set your limit to your TDEE - 500 per day to lose one pound a week, etc.

As long as you're honest with your tracking, it's extremely accurate.

For nutrients, you generally don't need to think about it if you have a typical American diet. Multivitamins are a complete scam.

Your doctor will tell you if you have any deficiencies. I assume that's how you found out about your iron level. Just work some high-iron foods into your diet. A cup of spinach is great, but even a single hamburger will have 5x the amount of iron as the same size piece of fish.

u/budude2 · 6 pointsr/baylor

Oh oh I love coffee! Some cool products to check out on the cheap:

Hario Mini Mill Slim Hand Coffee Grinder: It's a hand crank grinder, but it's a burr grinder so it produces a more consistent grind which in turn produces a better cup of coffee.

Chemex 3-Cup Classic Glass Coffee Maker: Not as cheap as the french press, but since it uses a paper filter so there isn't as much sediment in the cup. I find that I prefer it over the french press.

Bodum Brazil 8-Cup French Press Coffee Maker: Classic french press.


Etekcity Digital Kitchen Scale: Scales are helpful in getting a consistent cup every time. You can measure out the water and coffee and dial in the perfect ratio.

Also check out Pinewood Roaster's coffee. I think they're on Franklin and 11th in the same building as Alpha Omega. Grab a bag of Ethiopian Beriti and enjoy!

u/crystalar99 · 6 pointsr/loseit

I got a kitchen scale from Amazon and it's like 10 bucks. It's pretty nice, I've been using it for a couple of months now.

u/CatTuff · 6 pointsr/1500isplenty

Not sure if this is allowed but I just bought a scale from Amazon that I am incredibly happy with. I was like you, really wanting one but thinking I couldn't afford it. Obviously idk your finances, but I found this one was waaaaay cheaper than I thought they were. It's ten dollars and it has seriously revolutionized CICO for me. Plus its ultra slim and nice!!!

u/SondraRose · 6 pointsr/onebag

A $10 kitchen scale.

Along with info from r/ultralight, it has helped me get down to under 10 lbs of gear, which makes one-bagging so much more enjoyable for me. It stays at home, of course!

This is the one I have:

u/Urano_Metria · 6 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

Easier, cleaner, and quicker to get a scale and mix by weight. I use the American Weigh Scales LB-501. It has the 0.01g resolution you need for mixing by weight, and it's a steal at $23 rather than cleaning a bunch of syringes every time you mix up a batch of e-liquid.

u/Canoo · 6 pointsr/Coffee

There's loads of scales that go up to 2kg with a 0.1g resolution on amazon just fyi. This one gets recommended here a lot:

I can't see many coffee brewing scenarios where you'd need a scale larger than 2kg.

u/adrooo · 6 pointsr/Coffee

I have an American Weigh SC-2kg.

I previously had an Ozeri Pro, which was similar in price.

I love the American Weigh because it is accurate to 0.1g, which is great for espresso. However, it sacrifices maximum weight, which came in handy a few times on the Ozeri (mainly for other things in the kitchen).

If you're doing the regular 6-cup chemex (I do this with the additional weight of ice for japanese cold brew), you should be fine with the American Weigh. I'd suggest it anyways as I found the build quality a bit better, and the auto-shut off isn't triggered as quickly. It also has an awesome blue LED screen. If you're doing heavier stuff though, the Ozeri is certainly sufficient!

u/gartonio · 6 pointsr/Coffee

I'd prioritize a scale over thermometer or bean vault, not that it's bad that you're getting those things. Many will tell you water just off boil is fine, but I think it's worth being able to experiment with water temperature to decide that for yourself.
EDIT: oh and if you end up anything like me when I started going down this rabbit hole, you may find yourself itching for a better grinder (e.g. Baratza Encore) sooner than later. Just something to consider. Upgradeitis is a real thing.

u/sinoth · 6 pointsr/soylent

Do you understand why people don't use volume measurements, though? 1 tbsp of packed vitamin powder could easily be 2 tbsp of unpacked powder. Do you really want to risk an overdose because you scooped your ingredients out with too much force?

This is $8:

Just get a scale and do it properly. It isn't that difficult. Once you better understand your components and preparation method you can take shortcuts like volume measurement.

u/SparklingLimeade · 6 pointsr/soylent

Scale, accurate to at least one more digit than what you're measuring. Something like this. Containers to measure with and potentially store prepared powder or oil in. Blender is generally unnecessary. Just get something to shake it up in. Blender bottles and similar protein shake paraphernalia are popular but just about anything will do.

u/uRabbit · 5 pointsr/Coffee

AeroPress, for sure. Here is probably the cheapest setup you can do, and still get the best flavour/experience.

Aerobie AeroPress + Able DISK Fine - $40 (I strongly suggest the DISK Fine over paper filters, but the AeroPress does come with a bunch of filters.)

Pocket Scale - $7

Carafe - $7 (so you press straight into this, and measure yield, as most mugs will not fit on the scale; also great for serving two)

Hario Slim burr grinder - $34 (if you'd rather go electric, the Bodum Bistro burr is a great buy and can be had for $120 new or under $100 used/refurbished)

Bonavita Gooseneck kettle - $50 (You do not need a gooseneck for the AeroPress, but you do for any type of pour over, so why not?)

Good luck, and have fun! Give my video a gander to see how to prepare with the AeroPress. It is fun! Almost as fun as an espresso machine. Ha! Yeah, right! But definitely worth the small coin.

u/night28 · 5 pointsr/loseit

This one:

is the one I use and it's recommended on here a lot. It works well for me. I've had it for 2 years and it's still working fine.

u/Watcher_woman · 5 pointsr/snakes


just go to Walmart and get a kitchen scale that can go up to around 11 or 12 poounds

u/Larfox · 5 pointsr/progresspics

Definitely doable man. No better time than to start now, if you haven't already.

I highly suggest signing up at My Fitness Pal, and buying a food scale. Make sure you stay within your deficit.

Other than that, it's just consistency. Every time you don't want to work out, any time you are about to pick up that phone and order take out, ask yourself, is that AFTER picture you're looking to take worth never happening? Be a beast. Surround yourself with like-minded people.

u/Aerys1 · 5 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Losing weight! Because it's not easy to do it or to admit you need too, but I'm doing just fine, staying on it, not caving at all even though it would be easy to buy something not diet approved. I've stuck to it for two months now and am starting my third, and I feel GOOD and I feel AWESOME :D

measuring food is SO key

u/SingularityParadigm · 5 pointsr/Coffee

see how this Amazon link truncates after "/B003MSZBSI/"?

That is an acceptable Amazon link; it is the shortest URL that will still resolve to the item page. All the stuff in the URL bar that often follows that is metadata that tells Amazon how you got to the page, some of which can be an affiliate code that gives someone a financial reward for sending someone to Amazon. The rule is in place so that /r/Coffee does not become a platform for affiliate marketers to monetize. When /u/Anomander asked you to prune your links, that is what he meant. Remove all the extraneous URL cruft that can give financial kickbacks.

Basically, just make sure your Amazon links don't have this sort of stuff on the end of them:


u/trickyturnip · 5 pointsr/1200isplenty

This is the food scale I use. I've had it for about 2 years. It's still on its original batteries and I use it multiple times per day. (: I'm no expert, so there may be better and cheaper ones out there, but I really like mine!

u/lunartalk · 5 pointsr/loseit

as far as stores go, Im pretty sure you can find one at Walmart, Target, or Bestbuy

online (amazon) is usually a really good place to find them as well.
You can read reviews and find better deals sometimes.

Here are a couple links to ones that i have seen recommended on this sub :)®-Digital-Kitchen-Scale-Capacity/dp/B00JRFB2YM

here are a few links to threads about food scales

u/OfficerNelson · 5 pointsr/loseit

No issues at all with the post, it's just that the FAQ has a lot of tips for people getting started that you should read through.

Start out with MFP (it's free) and see what happens. It is stupidly simple to use and will track everything you need. A food scale is nice (this is the recommended one, $12) but it is really only particularly needed if you are dealing with bulk food. On that note - if you want to get into "cooking", try starting out with chicken. Get some bulk chicken (unbreaded) and you can just pop it in the oven for a while. If you get raw chicken, make sure you get a meat thermometer ($10-20). Chicken gives you tons of protein and it's really difficult to screw up. I've focused on it so far and it has worked really well - I'm a picky eater, at that.

Frankly, you can get a kick start with some microwave meals and go from there. They are easier to track calories on and are stupid simple to make. Just keep in mind, microwave meals can really start to add up in price. If you're truly limited to food banks, try pasta to get some variation from the traditional canned food - just be aware that pasta is loaded with carbs and has quite a few calories, so eat in moderation. You can usually find cans of tomato sauce and dried pasta - it's no Olive Garden, but it will do. You can try adding some garlic powder and onion powder to the sauce to pump up the flavor a bit.

You should also actually calculate out your TDEE here. MFP's formula overestimates if you are truly sedentary like you say. I would recommend 1.1 for your activity level. It'll probably spit out a number a few hundred less than your MFP goal - follow that instead (although your MFP number will get you there, just slower).

One benefit to just simply using MFP is realizing how calorie-intense your foods are. I used to have a bag of chips or some cookies half of the time whenever I was at the computer and I don't want to imagine how many calories I mindlessly snacked down. When you start actually metering your snacks, the shock kicks you into gear and you really do just avoid them.

And most importantly - find something interesting to do. Anything. If it's just walking around town, great. Hell, if it's just sitting outside and people-watching, go for it. Getting your mind focused on something you enjoy will distract you from eating. I've found myself at the end of the day having not eaten anything and not even noticed because I've been so engrossed in something. On top of that, a social net is really helpful as well - if you're comfortable with the idea, find people with similar interests nearby and just visit, even if it means zoning out on their couch playing video games. If you don't want to, that's fine too - /r/loseit is more than enough of a social net.

u/sufferingcubsfan · 5 pointsr/Homebrewing

No idea why you ended up with bananas in your scale searches.

I love this one for measuring hops, priming sugar, etc (i.e. accurate to one gram): digital kitchen scale

For water chemistry (i.e accurate to .01 gram), I love this one: precision digital scale

Can heartily recommend both.

u/VonFluffington · 5 pointsr/kratom

In my experience, any substance that can cause withdrawal symptoms should be tapered. No need to drive yourself crazy dropping it all at once, unless other factors force you to do so.

You can certainly try going down one gram a day or one gram a dose.
Another method may be to try taking half a dose and see if it evens out the symptoms without giving you any other positive effects. You may be able to dial in an amount that gets you to your goal more quickly this way.
In any situation, I’ve successfully tapered off of caffeine and nicotine with little ill-effect. I wasn’t so lucky when my prescription for tramadol (an insidious drug in my opinion) ran out and my doctor thought I would be ok cold turkey. Restless legs all night, switching between feeling far too hot then far too cold, no appetite but knowing I needed to eat; I got withdrawal symptoms like it was a job and it was sheer hell. So I know where you are coming from and feel for you man.

Take some advice on supplements from the others in the this thread, get yourself set up on a good taper schedule, and stick to it. You’ll be fine, just make sure you start weighing you powder. It can vary greatly in density, depending on grind and how it gets settled in a container. I’ve seen the same ½ teaspoon scoop give me anywhere from .5 grams on a super loose scoop to 2 grams on a tightly packed and heaping scoop. I’ve been rocking this little guy for as long as I can remember, but anything similar should be fine.

u/intotheocean · 5 pointsr/saplings

$20? Try this one for $12. Once you calibrate it with nickels (standard weight of 5g) it's pretty damn accurate!

u/Brain_Food · 5 pointsr/trees

I've been using this one for a few years. Never had any problems. [4]

u/tarzan_boy · 5 pointsr/vaporents

Got that Amazon Link here, get your amazon's heyah.

u/Junkyardogg · 5 pointsr/saplings

You can buy a really swell scale that measures to the hundredth of a gram on amazon. For about $10.

Here is a link.

u/Tippytom · 5 pointsr/kratom

$10.39 American Weigh Digital Scale, 100g [0.01g sensitivity]

u/ToShowWithWords · 5 pointsr/opiates

Use clean table, pour bag on table. 2g in pile, make two even piles, those are 1g each, then make 2 more .5g then .25g then .125g.
Also, "I don't have a scale and am an experienced IV user." smh :)

u/uterusdweller · 5 pointsr/researchchemicals
  1. 2-fdck should be fairly safe to eyeball.
  2. You don't need to spend a ton to get a pretty damn good scale that will last you a long time. The Gemini-20 is the most recommended scale. I have it myself and it's quite good. Everything you would need for $28 from amazon. Free shipping and comes in like a day (see below). If you want to get into RC dissos (or RC anything for that matter), you're definitely going to need a good scale. I promise you you will not regret it.
u/KokoroHeart · 5 pointsr/Nootropics

Just buy powder. I get it from ▼

Star Nootropics.

This scale is great too

u/1000990528 · 5 pointsr/researchchemicals

By eyeballing "less than half" of your original ~100mg, which could be off by as much as another ~15-20 mg, you most likely gave yourself a heroic dose. When I was really into psychs I would use 15-25 mg and blast the fuck off.

Invest in 0.001 scale, if this were any of a wide range of nondescript powders (vendors do fuck up, the bromo-dragonfly fiasco is a good example) it could have killed you.

Please get a more accurate scale.

I'll just leave this here

u/AftermarketMesomorph · 5 pointsr/PEDs

Scoops measure volume, not mass. A given volume of one substance could weigh significantly more than another.

If you want to be somewhat accurate you should get a milligram scale.

The best method is to make a solution or suspension with a larger amount of powder and liquid and measure that out as needed.

u/wogmn · 5 pointsr/afinil

We do not include any type of scoop as they are not reliable nor do they measure in mg. We always suggest using a balance/scale for dosing as scoops are highly unreliable in measuring. All powders have different densities and therefore they shouldn't be measure using one.

We do not carry scoops, as we feel they promote the misuse of products. You should never use any compound without accurately weighing it with a milligram scale. It's for your own safety. Our customer's safety is priority #1.

We have found that the Gemini 20 is a decent scale at a decent price. Of course, this isn't an official endorsement of it. I have provided a link below.

As far as the packaging, the company name is listed in the return address field on the shipping label but that is it.


u/illicitguavocado · 5 pointsr/2cb
  • "20MG+" means that each dose has at least 20 milligrams of active substance. Because it's difficult to weight out exactly 20.000mg of powder into hundreds of capsules at a time, the vendor is saying that there's about 20mg in each, but they would rather err on the heavy side so as to not short their customers.
  • "2C-B HCl Capsules" means that the active substance inside the gelatin capsule is the hydrochloride salt of 2C-B. There is one other type of salt, which is hydrobromide. One is about 15% lighter than the other by molecular weight, but without knowing the purity of your product, that number may be pretty negligible. As a beginner, don't pay too much attention to which 2C-B salt you receive. That's terminology for connoisseurs.
  • 0.07 grams is equal to 70 milligrams. So when you set your capsule on the scale and it reads that, it is taking into account both the mass of the active substance inside (allegedly ~20mg) and the mass of the gelatin capsule itself. That would mean that given the contents of the capsule are indeed ~20mg, the capsule itself must weigh ~50mg. You could definitely open up the capsule and dump the contents out onto the scale to weigh it out if you'd like.
  • You can put the powder on your tongue, but it would taste nasty. I've only had trace amounts touch my tongue, and it wasn't great, so I would assume that a full dose would taste bad.
  • If your scale only reads two decimal places (0.00), then your scale is not precise enough to weigh out drugs with doses in the milligram range accurately (in my opinion). 2C-B is very forgiving with dosage, meaning that if you end up taking a few milligrams more than intended, it won't compound the intensity of your experience too bad, so it's definitely not the worst drug to use an imprecise scale with, but don't expect to actually be taking what your scale reads! The sidebar gives an example of a relatively inexpensive scale that many users swear by.
  • I would recommend dissolving your powder into distilled water, a process known as volumetric dosing. For example, if you dissolve the contents of one of your ~20mg capsules into 100ml of water, then you know that each ml of water contains ~1/5mg of 2C-B. Knowing this, you could consume 15mg of 2C-B by drinking ~75ml of your solution, which is far easier to measure than when using powder on a scale.
  • Put your dose of volumetric solution in a cup of orange juice or something to try to mask the taste.
  • Please hit me up with any more questions.
u/GurningDownTheHouse · 5 pointsr/2cb

That's a tough one. Most of the crew over on the MDMA sub go with the [Gemini 20] ( but it's only REALLY accurate to 5-10mg, which is less of an issue with MDMA than 2CB.

u/roionsteroids · 5 pointsr/Drugs

Gemini-20 and Gemini-PRO on Amazon!

u/301_3 · 5 pointsr/keto


If you're on mobile, don't forget about the sidebar! The FAQ is really helpful for beginners, and you should also check out the Keto Calculator for Macros. When using the calculator, set your activity level to sedentary to start with.

In the beginning, I would recommend getting a food scale (I use this one - it's less than $12, but any similar one will work), and weighing out all your food, and logging it in an app like MyFitnessPal. Once you're certain you have a good grasp on portion size and such, you may find you don't need it (though I still weigh and log everything).

I personally try to avoid substitute foods like fake breads or muffins or pizzas or sweets. I think it's best to work to break the addiction to carbs, rather than reinforce them with disappointing facsimiles. That said, there are people who rely on those substitutes, and would disagree strongly with me, which brings me to I think the most important tip - don't be afraid to experiment with what works for you. You'll hear conflicting advice on this sub, and it's not because anyone is wrong, it's because we're individuals, and we respond differently to different things. The FAQ will walk you through the things that are relatively non-negotiable (like eating more than a minimal amount of carbs), but a lot of what gets discussed here is not set in stone. That's one of things I find most useful about this sub - we're all trying to refine the process, and it's good to hear other perspectives.

u/muddledremarks · 5 pointsr/Ultralight

Just a general comment. Going LW/UL was so much easier once I got a scale. This one from amazon has been great. Often times manufacturer specs are off a little, both lower and higher. Much more accurate clothing weights too.

u/almostelm · 5 pointsr/loseit

It sounds like you're on the ball. The only thing I would recommend doing if you're really frustrated with the lack of progress would be to invest in a kitchen scale (this one is probably best for you in terms of your limited funds). You might be miscalculating how much you're eating which can be why you're stalled.

To calculate home cooked meals, I count the calories, by weight, of everything I put into a dish until I have the grand total for the whole thing. Then I divide the food into tupperware, by weight so everything is equal, and of course some for my plate for dinner that day. I take that grand total and divide it by the servings I've portioned out. It takes a little time, but usually the math is super easy as long as I have that grand total and number of equal serving sizes. I eat really well for two or three days on the leftovers, because I'll purposefully make extra and I know exactly how many calories are in each.

Honestly, just stay the course and if you're still not seeing results, consider getting the scale. It really helped me. Also, if you haven't already, take pictures of yourself and measurements. If you're not seeing the number on the scale go down, you may see results in the pictures or measurements! If you want you can friend me on MFP: Liluth. Good luck! I hope you start seeing results soon. It sounds like you're working really hard at it.

u/Here_ComesTreble · 5 pointsr/1200isplenty

I have this one because it had loads of 5* reviews and was pretty cheap:

3 years later, it still works like the day I got it.

u/nutterysquirrel · 5 pointsr/1200isplenty

Yes I love my scale. I measure everything because even though a serving size may say 4 cookies (28g) that doesn't mean it's actually 4 cookies for a serving size, it's usually always above or below the weight. I use this scale, it's always accurate.

u/782017 · 5 pointsr/Cooking

I've used this for about three years now. Cheap, easy to use, and measures accurately down to the gram.

u/thumpernc24 · 5 pointsr/loseit

Just so you know, food scales are very economical!

That's just the one I have, there are other options.

Water retention is going to be part of it for the first week, but that's not usually something that's going to have long term effect.

u/drgreenthumb81 · 5 pointsr/CICO

Simple but reliable. Nice for baking and pickling too

u/quotidian_virtuoso · 5 pointsr/Coffee

I'm using a Jennings CJ-4000. It's reasonably priced, accurate, doesn't automatically shut off, and can be powered through a wall outlet or with batteries.

u/thecolbra · 5 pointsr/Coffee

Grab a jennings it's what is used in a lot of cafes. For ratios I would start at a 1:16 ratio amd adjust from there.

u/XC678-D · 5 pointsr/Coffee

I find .1 to be overkill. Before the Pearl hit the scene it was pretty much the Hario scale and the Jennings CJ4000 that saw major use in coffee shops. I have both of these and an AWS pocket scale and I like the Jennings the best. It may not have as fine a resolution but it's way faster. The Hario scale lags quite a bit.

u/Boondoc · 5 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

>Bonus* She just squirted the syringe to hard, juice shot everywhere and in her eye.

if you love her, get her a scale. no messing around with with syringes means less steps, less time, and less clean up.

u/thedeeg1 · 5 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

I would recommend not upgrading to a graduated cylinder, but to a scale. This is what I use and I can mix about a batch up in about 2 minutes.

u/HashSlingingSlashur · 5 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

get a scale like the LB501 you need a scale that weighs down to .01g

also it helps that it has a plug and wont turn off on you

u/asoap · 5 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

This is a good video to watch as it goes over most details.

I would highly recommend against mixing by eye sight. You should write down your recipe and use weights. This way if you make something you like you can repeat it. Also while adding nicotine you're going to want to be really fucking exact with how much you're adding, as you can give yourself too much.

A scale like this is super helpful and is accurate to 0.01 grams:

Depending on how much you're making you could be adding 0.12 grams of a flavor. The only way to do that reliably is with a scale.

u/Mayron_Gainz · 5 pointsr/Supplements

I found this:

But thats freakin expensive. If you're from the US they have DMAA on

[] ( 5.95 shipping - the more you buy the higher shipping cost SmartPowders 1,3 Dimethylamylamine - 200 Caps - 20mg $13.99 (286mg/dollar)

[] ( 5.95 shipping 1,3-Dimethylamylamine (20mg/200 caps) $19.95 (201mg/dollar) $6 shipping SNS: Adrenea-G, 240 Caps 25mg/cap $17.95 (334mg/dollar) [I know of a coupon code: lockout05, 5% off?]


If you want JUST DMAA, lockoutsupplements will be cheapest. If you're going to be purchasing more things in the future, I suggest you bundle it in with the DMAA order to save on shipping.

Edit: Anekin007's link has it for about 913mg/dollar. And its like $2 shipping. Would recommend unless you don't have a milligram scale as it is in free form powder, not in capsules. A scale like this is effective and pretty good with the money:

u/fishandchipocrite · 5 pointsr/loseit

This is the one I have. It's really good!

u/GoGoGadgetBallGag · 5 pointsr/Coffee

I saw a great travel kit on this sub several months ago which included (IIRC) an AeroPress, a Porlex Mini Grinder (which fits inside of the AeroPress for easy packing!), and the BonaVita 0.5 liter Travel Kettle. I'm probably missing a component or two, but I'll poke around and see if I can find the OP.

EDIT: Here's the link!

This setup doesn't meet all your requirements, specifically the desire to make multiple cups at once, and it doesn't include a scale. I use this little bugger, as do some others on the sub, and I love it. It's super portable and I've banged it around a bit without issue. It does have an auto-shutoff feature, which can be a pain for some brewing methods.

EDIT II: Oh snap! /u/unix04 mentioned the Able Kone, which reminded me to mention the Able Disk, should you end up going the AeroPress route.

u/monigram · 5 pointsr/espresso

These work. Not as fast as some, but you can very good results with a little practice.

American Weigh Scales AMW-SC-2KG Digital Pocket Scale

(edited for typo)

u/memoriessobright · 5 pointsr/Coffee

This scale has served me well over the last few years. Can't recommend it enough.

u/goldfish18 · 5 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

The thing is, VW is fucking stupid. They offer a DIY flavor pack, some pg, and some vg with no real way to mix. Now, you may be thinking that winning this giveaway is super cool, but let me tell you why it might not be all peachy.

First, you need bottles to mix liquids in and they didn't provide any of those. You can reuse empty glass bottles you have lying around if you'd like. Remove labeling, take pipette out of the cap, boil the bottle and pipette in distilled or filtered water for about 10 mins and then let dry. If you want to buy some cheap plastic bottles, you can get them on amazon for any size you'd like.

Second, no one uses VW flavorings because they are either Flavor West flavorings, VW specific flavorings, or they are just given a VW name despite being a Flavor West flavoring. I think it's the latter of what I listed. The reason this sucks is because the majority of us here have never used VW flavorings so we cannot help with recipe suggestions.

Third, they didn't provide any pipettes or syringes to accurately measure out flavorings that you'd like to mix with. You have two options here. Buy some syringes or disposable pipettes to mix by volume or buy a scale to mix by weight. If you feel that you want to go further into DIY, then I'd suggest getting a scale with a resolution of 0.01g and a 500g capacity. If you just want to mix with the flavors that you won, then buy something similar to this

Fourth, this may not be a big deal to some, but most people that vape want their liquid to contain nicotine. This flavor pack does not contain nicotine so you're gonna have to buy some if you want your mixes to contain nicotine. Here is a guide that is all about nicotine.

So as you can see, if you want to be able to properly use what VW gave you, you will need to either already have items that will allow you to mix liquids or you will have to purchase additional necessities.

I'm sure we will all help as much as we can, but the knowledge and use of the VW flavorings is lacking and we all prefer to use flavor concentrates from the more popular and widely used companies.

Fuck you, VapeWild!

u/o0turdburglar0o · 5 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

This is the version of the "blade" scale that you would want... 0.01g resolution... but it's only good for mixes up to 100g.

Unless you're ok limiting yourself to batches of like 80mL at a time, you should consider a different scale.

The typical scale used around here are 500g limit with 0.01g resolution, like this one.

u/heimsins_konungr · 5 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

When I first got into DIY 2 years ago, my first goal was to craft a green tea recipe from scratch. I've probably put more study into green teas than any other type of flavor, but this was the verdict in the end:

  • FW Green Tea is pure garbage
  • FE Green Tea was decent, but had some strange off-notes
  • FLV Eisai Tea is perfection

    After a ton of experimentation, I came up with this recipe: Shinto

    If you're planning on creating a new green tea recipe, stay at or below 1% FLV Eisai Tea. It is very strong.

    --On your question when it comes to flavor retailers, one of the very best is They stock nearly everything and at very competitive prices. If you ever can't find a particular flavor you're looking for, there, check ecigexpress or the flavor manufacturer's own website.

    --On nicotine: the most cost-effective and simple to use mix is 100mg/ml nicotine in a 100% PG base. You'll find this mix on most nicotine retailer's sites. Nicotine does not mix well in VG, so you end up with a lot of hotspots if you get it in a VG base. The best nicotine comes from Carolina Xtracts, period. Second best is Liquid Nicotine Wholesalers.

    --Stop mixing your flavors at 10% or some arbitrary number, or you're going to end up with a lot of shitty mixes. Every flavor has a particular percentage that works best, either by itself or in a particular recipe. FW Blueberry, for example, is great at 6%, but if you put 6% FLV Eisai Tea in a bottle you would probably throw up.

    On that note, the greatest thing that changed everything about how I mixed was getting a scale. A huge amount of people on this sub are currently using this scale.

    The next best thing was finding the best recipe calculator available, which is EjuiceMeUp. Free, offline software that simply works.
u/Lampburglar · 5 pointsr/Canadian_ecigarette

Starter kit pick up from /u/TheBrokeVaper. Best deal by far. It makes a ton of juice. Recipes can be found in many places but the most popular is [ELR]

That is a good starting point!

EDIT: [and you'll want this scale for mixing]

u/cannibalnomad · 5 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

These are two sites I would recommend you take a look at. I would also recommend you check out this scale that is recommended in Botboy141's guide if you are gonna want to be mixing by weight. I'm an amateur mixer and everything I know is from the great people of this subreddit or my limited experience.


  • Free 2 - 6 business day shipping on orders over $60

    (Nicotine over 60mg limited to ground shipping.)
  • Jungle flavors are sold here exclusively right now.
  • No kit but all supplies necessary to start mixing by volume.
  • Orders cannot be changed once placed. Be wary.
  • One Shots an easier, faster and much less inquisitive way of mixing.

    This site's prices bother me because I mostly use Bull City Vapor but to my knowledge Jungle Flavors are sold here exclusively so I've been pushed into making a purchase (for that Sweet Strawberry). I haven't received my recently made order and do not have much to say of them.

    Bull City Flavors:

  • No free shipping without coupon code or sale event.
  • No kit but all supplies necessary to start mixing by volume.
  • Community Recipe Packs (They're easier for you to look at than for me to describe)
  • Customer service allows you to fix orders/problems through on-site messaging system.

    This place is a little cheaper than EcigExpress but doesn't have free shipping unless there's some sort of event. I've ordered from this place more often than other sites because they have great processing times and customer service.

    Both sites can be have products to mix by weight if scale is purchased separately.

    To give you a representation of how their prices differ here's an example of one flavor's two prices:

    EcigExpress TFA Strawberry Ripe: $1.49 10ml $3.95 30ml

    Bull City Flavors TFA Strawberry Ripe: $1.29 10ml $2.99 30ml

u/xx2000xx · 5 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I for one got sucked up a bit. You find a million different recipes and you want to try a good 30-50'ish or so but you need one or two different flavorings that you don't have and it piles up. Now I have so many TFA flavorings that most will last me 6-9 years with how little I use some of them. Don't get sucked into deals too as I have quite a bit of 30ml's also. WTF am I going to do with 30ml of papaya flavoring???

At 3% flavoring, 70/30 VG/PG, PG Nic, which is common, It'd take me literally 1,000 ml to finish the bottle.

Here's a protip, stick with very few and go through gremlinDIY as you can get it in 5ml bottles cheap. 5ml will go A LONG way and if you run out then you know that's your profile and then step it up to 10 or buy it in bulk cheap at as they have the best price when you want a lot.

Go ahead and get the VG/PG from Amazon and not from a DIY place as it's too expensive and all their shipping prices are out of control. The Essential Depot versions are the ones to get which are proven and will save you money.

For nicotine you don't want to skimp out. Go through either or vaportek or nudenicotine at 100mg (know what you're doing first) in PG as VG can be hard to work with, but go VG if you have an allergy or want max VG for example and 120ml of it will last you ages. Take that bottle, spread it out in 3 different batches and throw those bitches in the freezer.

Watch this video: - Order the 501 scale:

Go to - Register, then set your preferences to grams.

You're welcome for this btw:

EcigExpress - 10% off code: ELRECIPES

Bull City - 6%, discount code: ELRECIPES

Nicotine River - 10% off code: ELR

Gremlin DIY - 5% code: ELRECIPES

Those are the places to hit and what most use. If anybody else has a better code or another place they go through feel free to share. That's just a simple little guide as there's a lot more, but soon you'll be busting out the 'nana cream clone in no time. All the info you need is in the DIY sidebar, and yes, it's really that easy, especially when doing it by weight. Also, when you order plastic or glass bottles, get double of what you think you need. That might be the most important tip of them all :-)

u/Rabid_Grasshopper · 5 pointsr/Canadian_ecigarette

A scale will make your life a lot easier. It is a expense, but will the money saved by making your own liquids it will pay for itself after a batch.

u/kindground · 5 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

You will need one that measures down to .01 gram increments.

And don't do as suggested and "throw everything else away". That would be incredibly stupid.

You WILL find yourself needing a syringe with a blunt tip or pipettes every once in a while. Not all bottles from all flavor companies come with a dripper top.

EDIT [This] ( is the scale that most of us use.

u/hyperlite310 · 5 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

I always charge friends $5 per 30ml, which seems to be the norm around here. I will sometimes lower the price a couple bucks if they get a 120 or larger, just so i dont have to make them juice as often lol.

For the scale, get the AWS LB-501. It is the most commonly used around here and for good reasons.

Hope this helps.

u/xnavyguy · 5 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

Here's a link to one that a lot of us use. The LB-501 link

u/Apexified · 5 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

No timeout when it's plugged in.

u/j1mdan1els · 5 pointsr/Coffee

A manual pour over is a great way to make coffee, giving lots of control and allowing you to pull out different flavours through controlling just about every variable there is.

However, because there's so much control, the user really needs to know what he's doing: how much water he's adding; where that water is in the coffee bed; how long the water is in contact; how hot the water is ... and so on. To that end, if you're going to get a chemex, wave or V60 you really want a pouring kettle and scale with timer built in. This scale is pretty much the "go-to" option but there are other choices available. As for the pouring kettle, you want something with a goose neck to give good control. There are literally hundreds available at every price point. If you don't want to spend on this as well, a good teapot can be a usable substitute - just remember you want to be able to control how much water you add and direct it precisely onto the coffee bed.

u/fernanino · 5 pointsr/opiates

I was just searching amazon for it

Either way, there are similar ones (same brand, actually, for $17.99):

u/planetboots · 5 pointsr/RCSources

You can buy a scale for relatively inexpensive, but if you buy 1 gram then the whole bag would be added to your pg. this is a popular one for under $29

Do some searching with the sidebar and you can find people's recipes for solutions and homemade nasal sprays.

To be honest with you, just buy heroin if you want to get that high. It's better for your body and lasts longer. I'm not kidding when I say U4 is worse for you than heroin. I played with one gram and I'll never touch the stuff again, although I'm not big into opioids. It's tolerance spike is insane, is caustic as fuck so the only relatively safe way is to take it orally, and if you shoot it it will fuck your veins almost immediately. I'm not trying to tell you what to do or anything because I do a shitload of drugs, but you gotta pick your poison and this is about the worst thing I've come across.

u/DCbowlofcheerios · 5 pointsr/vaporents

Smart Weigh GEM20 High Precision Digital Milligram Scale 20 x 0.001g Reloading, Jewelry and Gems Scale

This is my scale. I love it.

u/robdob · 5 pointsr/fatlogic

You don't have to spend that much for good coffee.

You can get a pour over dripper for $12 on Amazon

100 filters for $6

Electric kettle for $12

Manual coffee grinder for $10

Digital scale for $10

That's $50 for gear, (you can probably pick up some of that even cheaper if you look around) and then you can spend what you want on beans. I'm really into Stumptown coffee right now, which is $18 for 12oz. but you can definitely go a little cheaper or a lot more expensive depending on your tastes.

You can spend as much as you want making coffee, but I haven't noticed a discernible difference between coffee from that setup and coffee from a $500ish setup. A large part of what makes a cup of pour over good is the skill level of the person pouring it, and there's no reason to spend more than $75-$100 on gear until you reach a point where you know for sure your bottleneck is your equipment. I've been making my own coffee this way (as well as french press and espresso) for a few years and I still don't feel like I need to upgrade.

EDIT: Ignore the scale I linked, refer to /u/throwswithfats comment below instead.

u/rpg25 · 5 pointsr/Silverbugs

All three can be had for cheap from amazon, which is where I got all mine. Check out the links below... It's the setup I have for even cheaper than I paid (closer to $15). Acid is pretty standard and you can't really get "bad" acid (Gerry Garcia may say otheriwse). The scale has been awesome to me (the reviews on amazon are good too). The loupe is pretty cool and has been pretty helpful. It's just a magnifying glass. As such, it's hard to fuck up.

Acid Test Kit



u/loven329 · 5 pointsr/Drugs

Haha bunk police is about reagent testing. Its more for powders and pills. Actually I don't know if you can reagent test shrooms but my first thought would be probably not. Honestly I've always just trusted my shrooms were psilocybin and they've always been psychedelic (at different potencies). As far as scales go for something like shrooms you probably won't weigh out less than a gram. something like this would be more than fine.

Good Luck, my first mushroom trip was way fucking intense, I'd definitely recommend less than an 1/8th for your first time.

u/MannyCoon · 5 pointsr/GoodValue

I have the $50 Oxo and can highly recommend it, with a couple reservations, though it's sufficient for normal kitchen use. A couple things to consider before getting a scale, and the reasons for my reservations:

How much you will need to weigh at one time. This Oxo has an 11-lb capacity. They also make a 5-lb ($30), and a 22-lb ($70).

How little you will need to weigh at one time. The Oxo measures freedom units in 1/8-oz increments and 1g socialist increments. 1/8 oz = 3.5g, so measuring in metric is more precise on this scale. If you want to weigh 3g of salt, it might not even register until you've got 6g on the scale - it's not very sensitive for small amounts.

Other than that, I've had mine for a about 3 years and never yet changed the batteries. The magnetic, pull-out control panel/display is really useful for putting big things on it, and doesn't have any weak points as far as I can tell. I use it daily.

Also, are you using this for personal or business use? If you're using it to weigh something that's regulated by weighs and measures, you might need one that's certified. I don't know much about this, but I know it's a thing, FYI JIC.

u/BostonBestEats · 5 pointsr/sousvide

It's time to get a digital scale and start weighing ingredients, which is what all professional and serious amateur cooks do these days. Oxo makes a good one that has been highly rated by ATK, SeriousEats etc:

As far as this recipe, I've made it with duck eggs and I used the equivalent weight as for chicken eggs. These in-a-jar recipes are very flexible anyway.

Having made it with both types of eggs, I can't say it made any noticeable difference (maybe if you tasted them side-by-side, you might detect something).

But it is cool to tell your guests that you are serving them "duck egg cheesecake"!

u/PrincessPlatypus · 5 pointsr/keto

Because I love kitchen gadgets...

You can get a basic food scale for about $10 or you can get more fancy (pull out display, lighted display, weighs up to 11 lbs. so you can also use it to figure postage for packages).

u/SubjectiveVerity · 5 pointsr/Type1Diabetes

As a person with a newly diagnosed kid, I can agree that everything is super overwhelming in the beginning and help from friends is welcome. The thing we needed most was the space to learn about our new life, and someone to just talk to about everything. Seems contradictory, but I would reach out with no expectations and wait to hear back.

In terms of more tangible things, you could pitch in to hire a temporary cleaning service, even if only once during the 1st couple weeks. or help buy some of the items they will need such as a quality digital food scale, Frio insuling cooling case, or books. The two books I've found to be the most helpful are Think Like a Pancreas, and Sugar Surfing.

Also the JuiceBox Podcast is really wonderful, and I highly recommend it.

u/themadscribe · 5 pointsr/Ultralight

There was a BPL thread on this topic a few days ago.




u/Groty · 5 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Great suggestions here, but I feel like one thing is missing.

Learn portion control! Use an app like MyFitnessPal Calorie Counter(Free Version). If you can swing it, get a scale. Amazon Basics $11.99

This will definitely help both your budgeting and your waistline. :) It has done that for me!

And practice boning a chicken, it saves a lot of money and it's lean protein. Use the bones for stock to make sauces, gravy, and soups.

u/-_galaxy_- · 5 pointsr/soapmaking

The kit isn't bad, however, I'm not crazy about the scale, it can only hold 3kg. I'd much rather see you get a scale that will hold 5kg. (they're not expensive).

Also not crazy about the "blend of oils". You'll get much more for your money if you choose a recipe that has some common oils used and buy them separately (olive, coconut, shea butter, palm/castor).

Also you will certainly want a stick blender, which is $15-20. This is a must have, not sure why the kit doesn't include it.

Anyway, if you think this is something that you will stick with and want to make more, I suggest buying your own quality stuff.

Stick Blender - $15 (Proctor silex at Walmart)

Digital scale $12 (linked above)

Digital Thermometer - $9 (Taylor waterproof - look on Amazon)

Goggles - $2 (amazon)

Isopropyl Alcohol - $3 (Walmart)

Spoons/silicone spatulas/bowls/cups - Dollar store - maybe $7?

Gloves (box of disposables) $4 (Walmart)

Mold $12 (Amazon)

Lye $10

Distilled water $1 (Walmart)

Oil will cost you less per oz if you buy in quantity, but even "regular" sizes of olive/coconut/shea butter/palm (Palm oil is a bit controversial because of sustainability concerns, all you can really do besides avoiding it altogether is buy from reputable companies that state that their Palm oil is RSPO certified) will cost you around $50 (Walmart and Amazon).

All told you're still under $100 and you've got a great kit that's got a lot more in it (more oil, blender, thermometer, bowls, etc).

It doesn't come with fragrance or lavender buds, but you can add some essential oil for a few dollars more and for what it's worth, I strongly suggest your first batch should be scent-free and color-free. Get your basic soap recipe the way you want it, then add scent, color, etc.

u/Dblstandard · 5 pointsr/Breadit

This is my list:

u/user_1729 · 5 pointsr/Coffee

My favorite thing about coffee as a "hobby" is that, like some have said, it's a hobby that isn't just a waste of money. Fresh beans are a huge 1st step, they really just have tons of flavors that change almost as you work through the bag, and sometimes I feel like the first sip of a french press is different than the middle, etc. For me the different methods I use just work better for different beans, I'm still figuring that out myself. I prefer to french press african beans, pour over on more typically "harsh" beans, and I'm still dialing in aeropress, but I feel like it takes a lot out of the coffee so it seems to work best if I'm like "hmm I'm not sure I like this bean", aeropress... oh nevermind it's great.

You could buy:

Good grinder ~$140

Scale $15

Kettle $25

And three interesting and different types of brewers:

Aeropress ~$30

V60 ~$20

French Press ~$20

That's all the gear for now, you're SET until you become a crazy coffee nut, but for me 90% of the coffee I make is in one of those 3 methods. I have a moka pot, and they're cool too. But that's $250 for gear, and you could probably save a bit with different grinder options but plan to drop the biggest amount of that.

Add in $20 for some high quality beans (S&W is great and their reddit discount is on this page somewhere) and you're around $270 to be brewing great coffee a few different ways. Now you have 4+ different coffees, 3 ways to make it, and the equipment to make sure you're doing it "right".

Okay that's a lot and I hate this "if you buy a cup of coffee a day" crap, but let's just say you drink work swill most of the time, but get a cup of coffee out 3x a week. At $3/cup maybe you tip a quarter each time, you pay off this stuff in 6 months and these things pretty much last forever.

The point is, yes, some of the costs of entry (specifically the grinder) can be a little daunting, and sometimes we get carried away, but overall, the cost of making great coffee at home is significantly less than going out. You're actually getting BETTER coffee too, trying different ways to make it, and enjoying yourself. Wow, okay rambling there. Good luck!

u/agent_of_entropy · 5 pointsr/keto
u/DarkLordTrenReaper · 5 pointsr/PEDs

Better off getting legit powder toremifene from ceretropic. I personally find it much more effective.
But a mg scale from amazon and measure it out.

I do 4 weeks 120-120-90-60

Better option than rolling the dice on some random vendor.

u/IWasTheFirstKlund · 5 pointsr/Coffee

I want even more precision than you, obviously, because I spent $13 on a scale that gives me 0.01 g accuracy. I just throw my money away!

u/spackattak · 4 pointsr/keto

Maybe I'm the weirdo, but if Amazon sells something I loathe purchasing it anywhere else.

This scale is 11.99 with free prime shipping, so it is 1 dollar more expensive (if you include shipping) than the scale you posted, and I know Amazon will take back the scale for any reason whatsoever if I asked em' to.

u/JustinDoesTriathlon · 4 pointsr/running

I mean, not to be overaly reductive, but "More" is essentially the answer to your question.

Unless you legitimately have a digestive problem where you're not absorbing what you eat (which isn't impossible,) then ultimately, you're intaking fewer calories than you burn. If you're really curious, buy a cheap food scale and spend a couple weeks accurately logging all the calories you eat. I bet it's fewer than you suspect.

But ultimately, even if you don't want to do that, just eat more. The body stores excess energy as fat. That's literally what fat is. If you're not putting on fat, you either have a medical condition or you're eating at a net-zero over a long enough term.

u/dunielle · 4 pointsr/1200isplenty

That sucks! Can you still return it? Amazon is pretty good about working with you and that just sounds broken :(

I bought this one and I can’t complain yet. Basic but got the job done and has high reviews...

u/Stretch_22 · 4 pointsr/Sourdough

There’s nothing wrong with the recipe in principal - if that’s the bread you like, it’s the bread you should make. But if you plan to continue to progress as a bread maker, IMO the first thing you should do is learn about baker’s math, and begin measuring your ingredients by weight as opposed to volume. Here is the King Arthur Flour introduction to baker’s math. They use pounds, but I recommend using grams, as it makes the calculations a bit simpler. Besides weight being a much more precise way to measure ingredients than volume, the reason baker’s math is important is that it creates a standardization for comparing formulas, so that bakers can determine some characteristics of a dough before they decide to mix it.

If you don’t already have one, a food scale is under $20 and worth having around just for baking but I use mine for other cooking purposes regularly.

u/Glitter_Cunt · 4 pointsr/proED

Ohmigosh yes you 100% need a food scale!! This is the one that I have and I really recommend it. I love it so much that I bought a second one for my parents so that I can use it when I visit them lol.

Honestly the hardest part for me about maintaining is eating enough and keep myself from losing more (or gaining weight back when I've accidentally lost too much). Maintaining a very low weight while eating 1000+ a day is completely possible :)

u/DreadyVapor · 4 pointsr/zerocarb

My kitchen scale

It's a very basic accessory, but you'd be surprised how indispensable it becomes.

u/oRamafy · 4 pointsr/bodybuilding

I've been happy with mine. Bought it a little over a year ago, and I don't have any complaints.

u/youaintnoEuthyphro · 4 pointsr/fermentation

As /u/dirtmonger mentioned, you should invest in a scale. I have the cj4000 model and I really like it, I use it for everything from coffee to baking to cocktails and fermenting.

Second, are you using filtered water? Your response to /u/MrMurgatroyd where you mentioned things not fermenting or just rotting made me think that perhaps your issue is chloride/chloramine. It doesn't take a lot of contamination to throw off the lacto-fermentation.

My third thought is the quality of your produce. This is a relatively controversial opinion, but in my experience (and that of big name fermentation folks like Sandor Katz) home grown and organic (read: not walmart organic) produce tends to yield better results. The persistent pesticides present on conventional produce, or even the industrially administered USDA allowed organic pesticides/herbicides, can really mess with your ferment. I've had the best luck using local produce from CSA's and farmers markets. Yes, you're paying a bit of premium, but it seems less likely to fail to ferment and you're supporting local farmers and often times they're growing heirloom varietals that are important for genetic diversity in an increasingly industrial monoculture.

Best of luck, try and remember that even experienced fermenters have failures with some regularity. It's not an exact science.

u/edukaycheon · 4 pointsr/Coffee

Jennings CJ4000 scale: $32 with Amazon Prime, great for pourovers, runs on batteries or adaptor, auto shut-off can be turned off, 0.5g resolution. Pretty much the standard in all cafes

u/anderm3 · 4 pointsr/Coffee

CJ 4000 is my suggestion. Small, battery or wall outlet powered, and really responsive. With the Clever pour speed is not as much of an issue but in the Chemex you'll want the scale to update as soon as water is added. Also it has a cover which doubles as a measuring tray.

u/70mmArabica · 4 pointsr/Coffee

Jennings - $27 :: 4000g x 0.5g

Hario - $42 :: 2000g x 0.1g + timer

Brewista - $88 :: 2000g x 0.1 + timer

*I have the Hario and I like it. The time it takes to register weight is a little slow, but I don't care. Also I've spilt water on it (not more than 1/5 cup, and some ended up below it, near the battery) and I immediately clean/wipe and have had no water damage

Edit: Links & Notes

u/vehiculum · 4 pointsr/Ultralight

Jenning's CJ4000 $26

20 year warranty, .5g resolution, 11 lb capacity, AC adapter included.

u/T_Mace · 4 pointsr/Canadian_ecigarette

Here's a complete list of all the diy vendors in Canada

The Broke Vaper is a good place to start but you'll prob want to branch out if later if he doesn't have all the flavors you (eventually will) need.

Also, buy more than 5 flavors to start, you WILL want them believe me. Hop on ELR and type some flavors in the search bar that appeal to you. Can be as simple as "banana". Then sort by rating. Pick out a few recipes that look tasty to you and buy the flavors based on the recipe. Most people mess up their first order by buying flavors randomly without a recipe in mind. That's a pro noob tip for ya buddy.

A note on ELR, make an account and use it. You can save all your recipes there. It has an ejuice calendar and a bunch of cool features. You can log all your flavors and search recipes based on the flavors you own. You can follow your favorite mixers to be updated when they post new recipes. Other stuff too so poke around there a lot.

Also, all day everyday. Read the bloody side bar! Don't post on that sub til you've read the entire sidebar and most likely you should put your initial questions in the "Weekly New Mixers Questions Thread" which is always at the top. But ya, the sidebar will teach you everything you need to know to get started and save you from making dumb mistakes. Def worth the time to read.

Important, I highly recommend buying a scale to start. Don't waste time, money, energy mixing by volume. The broke vaper starter kit does not come with syringes, graduated cylinders, etc anyway so by the time you purchase all you need to mixing by volume, you could've spent a few extra bucks and just bought the bloody scale. So here's the link for the scale everyone uses.

I'm almost done here.. bare with me. You'll also want to grab some Nitril gloves. I linked you the black ones in case you feel like doing some cat burglaring on the side.

Last, here's 3 fantastic tutorials to get ya started..

Also go ahead and subscribe to, your main source for YouTube DIY mixing knowledge and entertainment.

Welcome, see you around :)

Ps. I did an unboxing of The Broke Vaper starter kit if you want to see what you'll be getting..

u/isuamadog · 4 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

if you have been buying juice commercially then save your old bottles and you can wash them out to start. If you pick up a scale (lb-501 comes recommended) you can use an online calculator like or to figure out how much to add of everything by weight.


definitely read the information in the sidebar if on desktop or in the 'about' if on mobile.

u/pencilbagger · 4 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I diy too, I get my flavors from either bull city or gremlin diy, the bottles under 120 are dropper bottles so they're nice for mixing by weight.

nicotine from nude nicotine, their time from order to ship is rather long, about 4-7 days for both orders I placed. You can get a 15ml sample for a few bucks from them, which is enough to make 500ml at 3mg. I recommend a small dropper bottle for nic if mixing by weight, and keeping it in the freezer when not in use. I've heard vaperstek and carolina xtract nicotine are also good quality, and there are cheaper options but I've had a pretty bad experience with liquid barn so I spent a little more on nic. Some nicotine vendors have their own line of flavors as well, I wouldn't recommend getting them because they're usually hit or miss and aren't really used in any recipes you will see posted in various places.

I don't recommend full vg nic, especially for a first timer. It's hard to work with and needs to be shaken VERY well because nicotine will separate from vg more easily, leading to pockets of higher nicotine. A 50/50 or 100% pg nic base won't add much to the end product at 100mg if mixing to 3mg, 1.5% and 3% pg respectively.

I split my nic into 60ml glass bottles with normal caps that I got from bull city, and top it off with this inert gas spray to displace the oxygen since 100mg will oxidize pretty fast.

For vg and pg, I just get essential depot pg and vg from amazon, 1 liter bottles of each are around $12 with prime shipping. I use large hdpe squeeze bottles from liquid barn for dispensing pg and vg, but any large squeeze bottles that are air tight when sealed will work fine.

I use this scale to mix by weight, but any scale with .01g resolution that is fairly accurate can be used. Mixing by weight is easier for smaller batches, and you don't have to deal with syringes and other measuring equipment.

e liquid recipes will give you both weight and volume measurements when you input a recipe, I enter recipes on my pc and bring it up on my phone for mixing since I usually mix in the kitchen.

There's tons of great information on the sidebar on the DIY ejuice subreddit including a mix by weight tutorial, just make sure you read before posting anything that isn't covered there. The up front investment for DIY can be high, especially when buying a scale, but it's way cheaper than even budget ejuice companies in the long run.

u/Bone-Juice · 4 pointsr/halifax

I was looking for a similar scale a couple years back for making e-juice. The issue that I had with local places is that most scales only display 1 decimal place (when weighing in grams), you need two. Also any scales I found locally had very limited weight capacity at that sensitivity level.

I know you are looking locally, but the one I settled on was from Amazon.

Thing works like a champ! It does not weigh directly in mg but will weigh in grams with two decimal places.

u/rubermnkey · 4 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

nic river has a pretty great starter kit, but since you seem like you are already mixing I would suggest looking into mixing by weight rather than mixing by volume.

the lb-501 is probably the most popular. good capacity for large batches, but still accurate down to .01 g's. You can mix right in the bottle and cut out a lot of other steps.

u/myca42069420 · 4 pointsr/TreesSuckingOnThings

Maybe lost, but [this](American Weigh Scales LB Series Precision Digital Kitchen Weight Scale, Gray 500 x 0.01G LB-501 is the one I was recommended for mixing vape juice. It's been great for two years now for me. If you need higher precision, I think their 3000 series is more accurate at the same price. I didn't look like it came with calibration weights like this one does though.

u/sitspin · 4 pointsr/MDMA

Yeah, you can't measure small doses on that. You're going to want to invest in a better precision scale. This is a great one for the price on Amazon:

u/curiousaboutkratom · 4 pointsr/suboxone

I’m sure it can be done, but the amount of drops of alcohol would undoubtedly be different. I assume that you’d need less initially to get the proper ratio because the tablet contains more mass overall. Check out my other comment for the final amount of drops you want after dilution is complete. I would start low, let it dissolve and then count how many drops you have afterwards. You can always add more drops afterwards to create the proper ratio.

Edit: on second thought might not really work with tablets. If I only had access to tablets I’d weigh them with this scale (American Weigh Scales GEMINI-20 Portable MilliGram Scale, 20 by 0.001 G to get an average weight in milligrams. Then I’d crush the tablet and turn it into powder and put into medicine bottle. I’d then weigh out the amount of powder in mg for the equivalent amount of suboxone mg (based on simple calculation of mg of suboxone per mg of tablet weight). This scale is awesome and very accurate and would probably be the best way to precisely dose a tablet in the below 1mg range.

u/darknet3005 · 4 pointsr/DarkNetMarkets

Definitely MDMA or speed if you're in the college scene. 20g amphetamine paste (So around 15g dried) for $60 and you can sell that for around $100 a gram as powder or $10-$15 for 80mg in a cap.

u/lpushfatkids · 4 pointsr/reloading

American Weigh Scales GEMINI-20
Amazon Link

u/greenspacechunks · 4 pointsr/Coffee

u/tribalistic · 4 pointsr/fermentation

Try weighing your ingredients instead of measuring volume. Volume-based measurements don't work well for repeatable results. This $18 scale weighs fractions of a gram/oz close enough to dial in the amount of salt you prefer while still using enough to encourage lactic acid bacteria:

u/didnotwanttoregister · 4 pointsr/loseit

So true! I bought this sleek one and have loved it. Been surprised at amounts sometimes.

u/Yankee14 · 4 pointsr/Breadit

Just a few suggestions from someone who has been making bread regularly, twice week for almost a year to feed a family.

"....we've decided to bake our own bread as much as possible."

Awesome! If you plan on making bread more often, one of the main problems you might run into is inconsistent results (I definitely did). For example, you could use that recipe you've just posted to make bread every single week, and the bread will have different characteristics every single time. It might come out fine one week, and "dense inside and a little too crispy outside," the next. This isn't good. Why is it happening?

The problem with recipes like that which use measurements such as "6 1/2 cups of flour" really can't be very accurate with volumetric measurements. It's simply unreliable. Imagine taking a measuring cup, gently spooning flour into it until it's exactly 1 cup. Then, imagine taking an identical measuring cup, but this time ramming it into the flour like most people do, as hard as you can, densely packing the flour into the cup until it's exactly 1 cup.

Which one has exactly one cup? There is no answer. It's a false question. If you took those two measuring cups and weighed them on a scale, the densely packed flour would weigh some arbitrary amount around twice as much as the cup with the lightly spooned flour. Imagine if you worked in a bakery and were supposed to scale up this recipe to "50 cups of flour" for a batch of dough. After the so called "50 cups", your ratio of water to flour would be off by an order of magnitude or more! Hopefully I've explained this well.

So what can you do to combat this problem? Stop using volumetric measurements, and measure by weight for the most important parts of the loaf: the flour and the water. Invest in a cheapo little kitchen scale. Here's the one I bought, and it works really well. You said you're trying to live frugally, so paying 20 to 25 dollars (or whatever kind of currency is used where you live) for a scale may not be a viable option. For me, a scale was one of the best investments I've ever made.

One more thing before I shut up about the scale; a scale can enable you to easily switch between different types of dough; you simply change the ratio of water to flour depending on what kind of bread you plan to make. In General: if you want to make, say, pretzels or bagels, you need a drier dough; a smaller ratio of water to flour. If you want to make a nice loaf of sandwich bread, like you're trying to do, you'd want a moderately wet dough; a middling ratio of water to flour. If you want a rustic artisan-style loaf, like a sourdough, you'd want a very wet dough; a high ratio of water to flour. If by chance you're still reading this horrendously long post (I'm very sorry about that), please just take a quick look at this video.

Finally, I'll quickly address your question of long term dough storage, such as freezing. I honestly don't know what happens to frozen dough, because I've personally never needed to do this--so I won't speak on it. However, I can attest to the benefits of slow fermentation inside the refrigerator. Dough kept in the refrigerator will be good up to around 2, maybe 3 days tops before you have to do something with it or risk over-proving the dough. You probably could still use it after that long, but you might do better to incorporate it into a new dough mixed in with fresh ingredients. Which brings me to my main point.

Dough--or in this case it may be more accurate to call it a preferment--kept in the refrigerator for 12 to 24 hours (or even sitting out on the counter for 6 to 8 hours) develops such a wonderful flavour! If you really get into breadmaking, you will no doubt experiment with bulk fermented dough, or dough that has been allowed to sit in (or out) of the refrigerator for extended periods of time. In short, I'll just say that many types of bread will greatly benefit from such a method. Benefits in ease of folding/kneading, as well as fragrance, taste, texture, and crust, and crumb structure in the finished loaf.

It is likely many people will disagree with this post, but it's what works for me. :/ Have fun!

u/ricecooking · 4 pointsr/Cooking

If you're going to be doing any molecular gastronomy, I would highly, HIGHLY recommend buying a digital scale. Really, it's a good idea if you're at all serious about any cooking or baking, particularly baking. It's a small investment, and it makes life a lot easier.

u/x_Nobody_x · 4 pointsr/kratom

I've never had good luck with those. Use this, you can throw it in your purse. Mine is 8 years old and going strong.

u/duce7 · 4 pointsr/TheOCS
u/richalex2010 · 4 pointsr/guns

A hand press kit, a scale, and dies will cost you a little over $90 with free shipping, and will fit into a shoebox. Add components (brass (you said you already have some), bullets ($0.20/rd or less for good ones), primers ($0.05/rd or less), and powder ($0.03/rd or less)) and you can be loading fairly easily and cheaply, the only hard part will be finding pistol powder.

u/sleepyminion · 4 pointsr/coins

I use this one. It works well for my needs and appears to be very accurate.

u/OreoPillow · 4 pointsr/trees

dude, if you're looking for a scale recommendation, I bought this thing for about the same price its listed right now. Keep in mind though that you might want to buy a calibration weight, too. If not, you can use 20 nickels. I think each one weighs exactly 5 grams. If you're across the pond, I think 20 pent coins weigh exactly 5 grams, too. If you're in the EU, you could use 12 0.50 euro coins, 1 0.10 euro coin, and 1 0.01 euro coin for exactly 100 grams. I'm sure there are other combinations too, you guys just don't have nice round numbers for your coin weights.

Good luck, dawg

u/ArcticTeddy · 4 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle
u/kristinworks · 4 pointsr/tea

I have a couple of these kicking around, they weigh in .01g increments. I check them every once in a while (just use spare change, you can google the weight of whatever coin you find) to make sure they're still pretty accurate. I also have one of the same brand that weighs up to 1,000 grams.

u/SoulUndead · 4 pointsr/researchchemicals

Different batches can have different consistencies/densities. It would be irresponsible for anybody to tell you anything other than this - get a scale. If you can afford $20 of ethylphenidate, you can afford a milligram scale.

Edit: Okay, so you got 25 grams of Ethylphenidate, but not a scale. Good game.

u/dumbstoners · 4 pointsr/CannabisExtracts

---from skyhighler on TC forums---

"The results so far of the 'homie' tests:

Power (0X) had 0.021g of residue
Power (0X), Korea, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "130819"

Power 5X #1 had 0.02g of residue
Power 5X, Korea, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "130820"

Power 5X #2 had 0.019g of residue
Power 5X, Korea, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "130731"

Power 7X had 0.029g of residue
Power 7X, Korea, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "120716"

Newport #1 had 0.01g of residue
Newport, England, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "DOM 24.04.13 20:33"

Newport #2 had 0.004g of residue
Newport, England, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "DOM 26.03.13 19:09"

Vector #1 had 0.03g of residue
Vector, Korea, 320ml can, reads on the bottom "AUTHENTIC VECTOR GAS 2013.04.06"

Vector #2 had 0.02g of residue
Vector, Korea, 320ml can, reads on the bottom "AUTHENTIC VECTOR GAS 2013.04.06"

Vector #3 had 0.028g of residue
Vector, Korea, 320ml can, reads on the bottom "AUTHENTIC VECTOR GAS 2013.04.06"

Vector #4 had 0.028g of residue
Vector, Korea, 320ml can, reads on the bottom "AUTHENTIC VECTOR GAS 2013.04.06"

Vector 14X #1 had 0.019g of residue
Vector 14X, Korea, 320ml can, reads on the bottom "AUTHENTIC VECTOR GAS 2013 09 10"

Vector 14X #2 had 0.018g of residue
Vector 14X, Korea, 320ml can, reads on the bottom "AUTHENTIC VECTOR GAS 2013 09 10"

Lucienne #1 had 0.03g of residue
Lucienne, England, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "DOM 16.07.13 13:28"

Lucienne #2 had 0.002g of residue
Lucienne, England, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "DOM 16.07.13 13:28"

Lucienne #3 had 0.001g of residue
Lucienne, England, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "DOM 16.07.13 13:28"

Lucienne #4 had <0.001g residue
Lucienne, England, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "DOM 16.07.13 13:28"

Ronson #1 had 0.01g of residue
Ronson, USA, 300ml/165g can, reads on the bottom "I1713"

Ronson #2 had 0.001g residue
Ronson, USA, 300ml/165g can, reads on the bottom "I1713"

Ronson #3 had <.001g residue
Ronson, USA, 300ml/165g can, reads on the bottom "I1713"

Spark 7x had 0.04g of residue
Spark, Korea, 7x 300ml can, reads on the bottom "120404"

King had 0.033g of residue
King, Korea, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "12.04.25"

Fasfil #1 had 0.030g of residue
Fasfil 5X, Korea, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "120718"

Fasfil #2 had 0.032g of residue
Fasfil, Korea, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "120718"

whip-it! 9X had 0.025g of residue
whip-it! 9X, Korea, 320ml can, reads on the bottom "130708"

whip-it! Premium had 0.003g of residue
whip-it! Premium, UK, 400ml can, reads on the bottom "239 M 17:25 1"

Neon #1 had 0.004g of residue
Neon, China, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "Manufactured On 20/12/2012/ (00488)" (no added odorant/mercaptan)

Neon #2 had 0.005g of residue
Neon, China, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "Manufactured On 20.02.1200413" (this seems to be an early version which is unusable due to added odorant/mercaptan, check the date for old stock)

Neon #3 had 0.001g of residue
Neon, China, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "Manufactured On 25/05/2012(00446) (no added odorant/mercaptan)

Neon 5X #1 had 0.001g of residue
Neon 5X, China, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "Manufactured On 20/05/2013(00506)" (no added odorant/mercaptan)

Neon 5X #2 had 0.015g of residue (stinks, odorant/mercaptan?)
Neon 5X, China, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "Manufactured On 11/05/2012(004236)"

Neon 5X #3 had 0.004g of residue
Neon 5X, China, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "Manufactured On 25/5/2013(00505) (no added odorant/mercaptan)

Lava had 0.033g of residue
Lava, Korea, 5.3oz/150g can, reads on the bottom "070321"

Zippo had 0.001g of residue
Zippo, USA, 5.82oz/165g can, reads on the bottom "H1513"

Colibri had 0.001g of residue
Colibri, UK, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "DOM 18.04.13 06:35"

Stok FYR had 0.023g of residue
Stok FYR, UK, 5.8oz/165g can, reads on the bottom "DOM 07.08.13 15:57"

Iolite had 0.010g of residue
Iolite, England, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "DOM 30.07.13 22:45"

Gasone 5X had 0.028g of residue
Gasone 5X, Korea, 5.8oz/165g can, reads on the bottom "130511"

Xikar #1 had 0.010g of residue (chemical smell, avoid)
Xikar, USA, 8oz/225g can, reads on the bottom "CC26/0947"

Xikar #2 had 0.007g of residue (chemical smell, avoid)
Xikar, USA, 8oz/225g can, reads on the bottom "CC26/1153"

Clipper 7X had 0.004g of residue
Clipper 7X, China, 4.89oz/139g can, reads on the bottom "26.03.2012"

Lotus had 0.002g of residue
Lotus, England, 400ml/13.4oz/222g can, reads on the bottom "DOM 03.10.12 14:03"

Jetline had 0.027g of residue
Jetline, Korea, 330ml can, reads on the bottom "130410"

Capital N-butane #1 had 0.008g of residue
Capital N-butane, USA, 6.6oz/187g can, reads on the bottom "13337"

Capital N-butane #2 had 0.009g of residue
Capital N-butane, USA, 6.6oz/187g can, reads on the bottom "13337"

Puretane #1 had 0.006g of residue
Puretane, USA, 300ml/167g can, reads on the bottom "13339 (1) 34623 06332"

Puretane #2 had 0.006g of residue
Puretane, USA, 300ml/167g can, reads on the bottom "13339 (1) 34623 06324"

Clipper 12X had 0.025g of residue
Clipper 12X, Spain, 170g can, reads on the bottom "QT31E"

Comoy's had 0.015g of residue
Comoy's, UK, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "DOM 23.05.13 05:28"

Smoke It's had 0.007g of residue (stinks!!! don't use!)
Smoke It's, 300ml with no country or date of manufacture on the can

Meteor 7X had 0.030g of residue
Meteor 7X, Korea?, 165g can, reads on the bottom "130517"

Cloud 9X had 0.003g of residue
Cloud 9X, 300ml can with no country or date of manufacture

Blazer 3X had 0.016g of residue
Blazer 3X, Korea, 150g can, reads on the bottom "131023"

Bernzomatic had 0.028g of residue
Bernzomatic, "Made in U.S.A. of Global Components," reads on the bottom "13130 011288"

Magnum 5X had 0.035g of residue
Magnum 5X, Korea, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "120405"

whip-it! 5X had 0.005g of residue
whip-it 5X, Korea, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "130610"

Ultra Pure had 0.001g of residue
Ultra Pure, England, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "DOM 27.09.13 06:58"

whip-it! 7X had 0.017g of residue
whip-it! 7X, Korea, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "131011"

Special Blue 5X had 0.004g of residue
Special Blue 5X, country of manufacture?, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "131024"

Special Blue 9X had 0.005g of residue
Special Blue 9X, country of manufacture?, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "130702"

Special Blue 7X had 0.001g of residue
Special Blue 7X, country of manufacture?, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "131028"

Iwatani #1 had 0.03g of residue
Iwatiani butane fuel, Korea, eight ounce can, reads near the top of the can "130506" (unusable due to added odorant/mercaptan)

Iwatani #2 had 0.010g of residue
Iwatiani butane fuel, Korea, eight ounce can, reads near the top of the can "130506" (unusable due to added odorant/mercaptan)

Those were my results, here's jackgastche's:

Vector #1 had 0.04g of residue
Vector, Korea, 320ml can, reads on the bottom "5/12/2012"

Vector #2 had 0.04g of residue
Vector, Korea, 320ml can, reads on the bottom "5/12/2012"

Vector #3 had 0.06g of residue
Vector, Korea, 320ml can, reads on the bottom 5/12/2012""

Vector #4 had 0.03g of residue
Vector, Korea, 320ml can, reads on the bottom "5/13/2013"

Vector #5 had 0.04g of residue
Vector, Korea, 320ml can, reads on the bottom "5/13/2013"

Vector #6 had 0.04g of residue
Vector, Korea, 320ml can, reads on the bottom "5/13/2013"

Vector #7 had 0.02g of residue
Vector, Korea, 320ml can, reads on the bottom "12/15/2011"

Vector #8 had 0.02g of residue
Vector, Korea, 320ml can, reads on the bottom "12/15/2011"

Vector #9 had 0.03g of residue
Vector, Korea, 320ml can, reads on the bottom "12/15/2011"

Colibri #1 had 0.03g of residue
Colibri, UK, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "8/16/2011"

Colibri #2 had 0.03g of residue
Colibri, UK, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "8/16/2011"

Colibri #3 had 0.03g of residue
Colibri, UK, 300ml can, reads on the bottom "8/16/2011"

Xikar #1 had 0.002g of residue (chemical smell, avoid)
Xikar, UK, 400ml can, reads on the bottom "3/13/'12"

Xikar #2 had 0.002g of residue (chemical smell, avoid)
Xikar, UK, 400ml can, reads on the bottom "3/13/'12"

Xikar #3 had 0.002g of residue (chemical smell, avoid)
Xikar, UK, 400ml can, reads on the bottom "3/13/'12"

Xikar #4 had 0.003g of residue (chemical smell, avoid)
Xikar, UK, 400ml can, reads on the bottom "3/13/'12"

Xikar #5 had 0.003g of residue (chemical smell, avoid)
Xikar, UK, 400ml can, reads on the bottom "3/13/'12"

My first tests were weighed with this inexpensive .01 gradient scale,

My later results to the .001 digit were weighed with this inexpensive .001 gradient scale,

The results from jackgastche were weighed with a .001 gradient scale, but rounded off to the .01 digit.

How the test was done,

Best to Worst list extrapolated from the above,"

u/TheInternetTubes · 4 pointsr/espresso

What I use for coffee now is, has timer for pourover and is accurate to tenth of a gram. Little lag but not enough to make me really want anything else any time soon. I know that price is above what you asked for but wanted you to know the price of one that could very well last quite a while.

The one I used for years making french press with a blade grinder (calm down it's just a spice grinder now), and still use for other kitchen tasks, is It's cheap, it works, and mine has lasted I think 5yrs now. It does not read to a tenth of a gram and does not have a timer though. And, it just doesn't look as cool.

u/Dntblnk11 · 4 pointsr/xxketo

I have this one: Ozeri Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale, Elegant Black

It's only $15 right now!

u/no1flyhalf · 4 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Buy a kitchen scale. Weigh out 2-2.5 ounces of dry pasta. THAT is a good single serving. 3 ounces is a little much, unless youre super hungry. good luck.

u/ZeOppositeOfProgress · 4 pointsr/Coffee

I don't really understand your question: you want a hot cold brew? You want a cold brew but want it warmer than it currently is?

If you're looking for a solid cold brew, I have the 1000ml Hario Cold Brew pot and this recipe is golden:

Pour 108g of coffee into the filter then place the filter in the pot. Pour filtered water through this filter until it reaches about a quarter inch from the top. Let it sit for 12-18 hours in the fridge. Remove the filter and discard the coffee. You now have a good concentrated base for iced coffee.

I plop a square ice cube in a glass, pour the concentrate and filtered water into the glass at a ratio of 1:1. I drink mine black but if you add cream/milk/flavoring, then change up your water with a whatever mix you want. Add sugar in at the end. Since this is cold, I recommend syrups over crystal sugar as you may find the crystal sugar settling at the bottom.

Been doing this for a year and have settled on this recipe being my fav. Good luck!

u/petitanomie · 4 pointsr/loseit

i like this one on amazon. cheap, cheerful, the batteries have lasted over a year and i bought a second one to use at my parents' home.

the only features i care about are a clean surface, the ability to "tare" (reset the scale to 0) and switch between and metric units.

u/alysli · 4 pointsr/askfatlogic

First, I'd like to invite you to join r/loseit, Reddit's weight-loss sub! You'll find a very supportive group of people there. We have a daily question thread there where literally any questions you have can be answered, and a fantastic beginner's guide linked in the sidebar that you should definitely read.

You don't need a gym right now, and in fact 80-90% of your weight loss will come from diet, not exercise. So your first step, I think, should be to create an account with MyFitnessPal (download the app or use their website) and begin logging every. single. thing. you eat or drink. Don't worry about weight loss, don't worry about meeting calorie goals, just log everything for a week so that you can get an idea of your baseline intake and begin to get used to logging (it's annoying at first. It quickly becomes second nature.).

Then, go to Sail Rabbit and enter your information (don't worry about the body fat percentage if you don't know it). I like Sail Rabbit because it has finer-grained levels of activity to choose from, with different levels of "sedentary" that you can pick to match what your lifestyle is like. You may want to then adjust your goals in MyFitnessPal to what Sail Rabbit calculates for you (though, MFP does pretty good on it's own once you plunk in how much you want to lose, so you can absolutely use their recommendations). I'd aim for a 1 or 1 1/4 lb loss per week. That should be a gentle enough reduction from your regular intake that with some smart decisions like buying lower calorie bread or replacing some starches with non-starchy vegetables you shouldn't feel like you're suddenly starving. Making sustainable choices should be your goal here; don't replace rice with cauliflower rice if you hate cauliflower and figure you'll go back to eating rice later, because that's not a sustainable lifestyle change for you (it wasn't for me. I do eat cauliflower rice, but I also eat regular rice, just in smaller quantities).

Now you'll have a calorie goal for each day, which you can sort of think of as a bank account. You'll have something like 1800 calories to "spend" each day on food and drink, and you can decide if you're going to do that or "save up" 100 calories Monday through Friday so that you can use that extra 500 on Saturday for an extra slice of pizza or whatever. If you want to make things easy on yourself and use pre-packaged things with set calories, go for it, just drink a lot of water because they're usually high in sodium. Consider purchasing a food scale (I use this one) so that you can be more accurate with your measurements of things, particularly when you're cooking and also prepackaged stuff (you'll see on nutritional labels that servings will be listed as something like "3/4 cup (54g)"; when you weigh your servings via grams, you'll have a better idea of how much you're eating and exactly how small something calorically-dense like a serving of peanut butter really is).

If you'd like to start exercising at home (It's what I do and it's actually personally done wonders for my anxiety levels. Remember, it's not for weight loss, it's for building strength and muscle, increasing cardio health, and giving you energy.), there are a million exercise videos on YouTube. I started with Leslie Sansone walking videos which are, admittedly, kinda cheesy, but also gentle for beginners. That channel has some of her entire videos available, from 1-mile to 3-mile walks. Jessica Smith also does walking videos and is a little less high-energy chatty than Leslie is. She even has a Fit in 15 series of 15 minute workouts (that link's to the first one) that focus on different body parts and a variety of different types of workouts, like barre, chair yoga, etc. If videos aren't your thing, Darebee has a bunch of free workouts and programs; this is their Foundation Light, which is for people recovering from injury, who have joint issues, or who are severely overweight. I'd recommend starting out trying to exercise at least 15 minutes a day twice a week and then increasing time and eventually days from there as you get used to it. I do NOT recommend throwing yourself all-in at a 5 or 6-day a week program because if you're like me, you'll either get hurt or burn out really quickly. Just because something is a "30-day challenge!" doesn't mean it has to be done in 30 consecutive days.

Whether you want to weigh yourself daily or weekly or monthly depends strongly on your personal feelings toward the scale and your weight. If you DO want to log it daily, I like the Happy Scale app. Get a tape measure and take measurements. Write them down so you can get giddy when you start to lose inches but don't see much movement in the scale (seriously, it happens and it's weird and annoying). If you can stand it, also take pictures in swimwear or underwear from the side, front, and back, so you have reference photos from your beginning. Yes, it feels awkward, but when you feel like you're not getting anywhere and compare later photos to your first ones so you can see the differences that have occurred, you'll be glad you did it.

Good luck! It's a lot of work, but it is so worth it!

u/jecahn · 4 pointsr/AskCulinary

This one:

Accurate as hell, 11 pound capacity, nice and thin, uses "real batteries," back lit display, doesn't auto power cycle for a good long time and the pull out display seems like a gimmick but you realize it's not at the same time you realize that you're glad that it can do 11 pounds. I love mine.

u/modestthief · 4 pointsr/shrooms
u/SR_TEXAS · 4 pointsr/saplings

Oh my. Call him on it PLEASE! IF you keep letting it slide, they'll continue ripping you off. Invest in a $10 scale from amazon and weigh all of your shit. If it's light, tell him "I only got [x]g" or next time you ask for a hookup "please weigh it more carefully this time".

What state are you from?

u/kleptomaniEnt · 4 pointsr/trees

Anyone who says they can tell you weight from a picture is lying.

Get one of these

u/YellowCrazyAnt · 4 pointsr/espresso

The plastic tray that comes with this one allows you to put the whole portafilter plus basket on top.

American Weigh Scales SC Series Digital Pocket Weight Scale, Silver, 2000G, 2KG x 0.1

u/uggghhhggghhh · 4 pointsr/Coffee

Ditto everyone else on the scale. Volume is a completely unreliable way to measure coffee. Any digital scale with at least .1 gram accuracy and a tare function will do. I got this one for less that $20 on Amazon.

That said, if you're not wanting to spend extra money and go down the rabbit hole trying to brew the perfect cup, then just experiment with the number of scoops until you get something that tastes good to you. That's all that really matters anyway, right?

u/Tikitorch5000 · 4 pointsr/KitchenConfidential

Dont get one that closes with velcro straps, it makes it really hard to get weird shaped thing in the bag and close it. Straps are only long enough to go around a few knives laying flat ontop of each other. I used this bag. Inside I had everything, even this scale, plus my shirt and apron rolled up in the middle, butane torch, sometimes my mandolin, and any other odd thing.. I used a carabiner to hook the two hand loops together worked better than the velcro. Now working as a butcher i just throw my scabbard into my chrome messenger bag and call it a day. So glad i dont need all that shit anymore.

u/IAmIrritatedAMA · 4 pointsr/Coffee

Slightly over your budget but I can highly recommend this one. Used it daily 2 years and it’s good as new. Only had to change the batteries once that I can think of.

American Weigh Scales SC Series Precision Digital Food Kitchen Weight Scale, Silver, 2000 x 0.1G (AMW-SC-2KG)

u/wont_eat_it · 4 pointsr/kratom

This is the one I use. It was recommended by a large number of DIY e-juice mixers. I use it for both that and kratom. Also for kitchen needs. I've had it for about a month and its great so far. Rarely becomes offset but is easily corrected. Has an AC adapter as well as battery power. Previously I'd used something crummy like you're describing that needed to be turned off and on repeatedly to get a good read. Check it out and see what you think.

American Weigh Scales on Amazon

u/chewymidget · 4 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

You want this one. The one you linked has a 2min auto off. It can work as I used it for a short period of time but you have to be fast and you can't do very large batches with it either.

u/WDTBillBrasky · 4 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

or spend >$30 and get this. Makes DIY life soo much easier than syringes IMO.

u/hotwingsandcoldbeer · 4 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

This is not meant to be snarky. To get accurate syringe measurements - buy a scale.

u/radddchaddd · 4 pointsr/Coffee

I've owned both of these and quite like both:



The Hario looks a bit cleaner and it has large base. However, I like the silicon cover the HuiSmart comes with especially when making pourovers or placing my portafilter on the scale. The HuiSmart is also cheaper, which is nice.

u/DrGamut · 4 pointsr/Nootropics

Quit messing around with the scoop estimates and get a scale. I strongly recommend the Smart Weigh JDS20. It's a lot better than the Gemini-20 scale because you can use weigh boats with it.

Scoops measure volume, but owing to the differing density of substances they are not an accurate measure of weight.

u/IcyElemental · 4 pointsr/Drugs
u/kabrch · 4 pointsr/Nootropics

I just received it from ND today as well.

1: It's a typo, 100mg is the dosage.

2: Get a scale. You should not be eyeballing substances. Especially when it's a substance like Polygala. Scale on Amazon

u/GilbertPolytoxic · 4 pointsr/researchchemicals

I said 10.000$. Not 10$.

And here you go

Iam not going too answer any of you shit again ahahaha ignorance is a bliss, I guess.

u/sodakdave · 3 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

LB-501 found here

I absolutely second mixing by weight. Trying to suck VG through a syringe was an extremely tedious process. After thinking I'd like to make larger batches, and then remembering that pain, I gave in and got the scale. After my first time mixing on that I was kicking myself for ever trying to do it the other way.

u/goatnapper · 3 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

First, watch this, then come back: How to make your own E-Liquid : Mixing by Weight - DIY Tutorial I hate youtube tutorials, and I still recommend this, so seriously, watch it.

Now, a warning. You can spend a tiny amount to start DIY, or you can just take the plunge and spend a good chunk, but be set for a while and the cost per ml drops even more.

So you'll need supplies. Other than nicotine and flavorings, Amazon works pretty well.

  • Pipettes For adding nicotine, everything else we'll put in squeeze bottles.
  • Scale
  • VG
  • PG

    I put my PG and VG into some squeeze bottles I found at wal-mart for $0.97. Makes dispensing them super easy (just like in the video). You can also find them on Amazon for slightly more, but Walmart is on the way to work, so I just stopped there.

    I put my flavors into dripper bottles, which I got from Heartland Vapes, but that only works if you want 100+. Free shipping is at $75, so I also threw flavors into my orders, since I'd need them anyway. Personally, I started with single flavor juices that I knew I'd like. I ordered a lot from MtBakerVapor, and most of their flavors are just single flavor FlavorWest (FW) stuff, so I grabbed them. I made those for a month, then I started buying more flavors (like my favorite, TFA Chai). Now I'm adding more flavors into my juices, judging on what I think would work well (it doesn't always). Start simple, then build on what you learn.

    Buy some nicotine from your preferred vendor, if you want nicotine in your juice.

    Then wait impatiently while USPS loses your package in San Diego, CA, during which you can download the calculator and experiment with it. The bottom calculator on the side bar is amazing. Now you're going, "Crap, I gotta weigh my liquids!". Well, not really. You can take the specific gravities off the manufacturer data sheets (sometimes there, sometimes right, don't trust the ones from FW), google them, or ask here and someone probably has them. Or, you can use the built-in weights for PG and VG, and then set your flavors to 1ml = 1g. It's close enough.

    Most of all, remember to have fun.

    Quick tip: Better not enough flavor than too much. Too much flavoring mutes the flavor, not enhances, and spearmint burns your lips when you add too much. You can always add more, you can't take away.
u/isthisunique2 · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Ask Santa for a scale. No more cleaning syringes as well as being easier. This is what I got and seems to be the most often recommended.

u/l1qu1ddr3ams · 3 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

Sourcing everything in your first order from the same vendor will save on shipping costs.

I don't know your budget, but I recommend getting the AWS-LB501 Digital Scale from Amazon, currently $35 USD. This way, you never have to touch pipettes, syringes, beakers, cylinders, etc. and just pour everything into the bottle you'll end up carrying the juice in. You can easily exceed $35 buying all that other mixing crap so just start off mixing by weight using the scale. Super easy.

Bottles: Get whatever size you like to buy in store. I like 30mL bottles but that's because I'm constantly switching flavors (which you might start doing too once you see how fun DIY is!). Having said that, I'd also recommend getting a set of 10mL "tester" bottles. This lets you try out recipes and experiment without wasting too much flavoring / nic / VG / PG.

Also as /u/chewymidget saidbuy flavorings for specific, well reviewed recipes instead of random flavorings. I didn't do this when I started out and regret it. This helps make the initial mixing experience more enjoyable since you'll be making good juice right off the bat.

Here's a quick list: ###

  • Digital scale
  • Assorted size bottles (10mL and something else like 30mL or 60mL, depending on preference)
  • I use condiment bottles for my VG/PG because honestly it's pretty damn difficult to pour from a half gallon bottle into a tiny 30mL bottle ;-)
  • 120mL of nicotine at 100mg/mL concentration suspended in PG (you can go smaller, 120mL will last you a while but I think it's a good starting size). I see no point to VG or mixed VG/PG nicotine. PG is what all your flavorings are suspended in.
  • 1 qt PG
  • Half gallon of VG (this is your biggest consumable so don't be afraid to get an entire gallon)
  • Enough flavorings to mix three recipes you find that appeal to you and are highly reviewed / rated by the community
  • Paper towel. Lots and lots of paper towel. Maybe even stock in whatever company sells Bounty
  • Masking tape or cheap mailing labels for your bottles

    I hope this helps out. Good luck and above all else, have fun with it!
u/OpiumPhrogg · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Scale. You need a scale to be accurate when mixing. A scale and some pipettes have been doing me just fine. I also have 3 clear squeeze bottles that I fill with PG/VG/NIC from my larger containers.

It's so fast to mix juice now, clean up is a breeze. I love it.

The scale I use

3ml Pipettes

u/wh1skeyk1ng · 3 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

At some point, you'll want some CAP Sugar Cookie. Other than that, some might recommend a scale rather than syringes. It will definitely pay for itself in terms of time and less stuff to clean.

This seems to be the scale of choice for most mixers.

I believe this is the one I use, cost less than $10. Only drawback is with the 100g capacity, I can't use my beakers, but it works fine for mixing 100mL or less in a plastic bottle.

u/Botboy141 · 3 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

If you are adding fluid in small amounts, a drop or so at a time, the scale may not register the change. If it continually shuts off with this happening, you are guaranteed to eventually add the wrong amount of liquid to a mix.

Cheap and easy and does what you need it to:

u/Boziak · 3 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

I used to go to amazon to get mine. I started to run into the same issue you are running into. I have since moved on to Pipettes and have started measuring by weight. Here is the scale i use :

And disposable Pipettes are cheaper than syringes.

u/ericmoritz · 3 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

This is the one I have which was recommended by someone on ##vaperhangout on IRC.

u/IKROWNI · 3 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

HAHA i do the exact same thing with the exact same bottles and get the exact same results. I use this scale

With those same bottles in 4oz from sks. i still need to get a few of the smaller ones for nicotine though. I've used the 4oz just fine but i would rather have something smaller, and keep the bulk in the freezer. You wouldn't have a couple spares i could buy off of you would you? If i recall the shipping through sks was quite expensive.

Here's what I've done with my so far.

u/overachiever · 3 pointsr/ecr_eu

I'm using this one which does have an auto shutoff after around 20 seconds. Very annoying but you can get around it by just tapping the scale to wake it up before you add a new ingredient.

I've seen this one recommended a few times over on /r/DIY_eJuice as it has a long timeout but I haven't found a similar one in Europe yet.

u/Steepanddeep · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Getting all your stuff from one place is hard, flavorings tend to run outta stock from different vendors at different times. If you are serious about doing it right get a scale. This was the one most recommended for this kind of application.

It is a decent initial investment but worth it in the long run. Steeping is real and I do not like any "speed steeping methods", I just rely on time.

Enough ranting, long and short of my experience has been trial and error. I found the flavorings I enjoy, then I experiment pick the winners, mix larger batches, steep, wait, vape, enjoy!

u/Oldvaporuser · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I was amazed when I started to mix by weight at the difference in my consistency. I use an AUS LB-501 scale I found on Amazon and it is what was recommended on the /r/DIYeJuice site. You can get one [here] ( for $26.95. I hope you can recreate your recipe. Good luck.

u/station_nine · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Awesome. Now all you need is this scale to do your mixing on. It's great. Reads down to 0.01g increments, and all the way up to 500g. Also doesn't auto-shutoff when it's plugged into the wall (which is VERY annoying when you're taking your time to mix).

u/GhotiOuttaDHMO · 3 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

It's not so much that they're "for 50/50 pgvg blends with high nicotine" as it is they include a bit of everything you'd need with the idea that you'll reorder only what you go through as needed instead of simply buying another starter kit - basically if you're hardly using any PG or nicotine but use a lot of VG, just order more VG by itself when you start running low!

If you just want to buy the products individually, that's fine, too, and will get you farther IMO. Here's what I'd recommend for a high VG-mixer:

100mg/mL nicotine base in VG: once you get it, dilute it down to ~25mg/mL and break it up into smaller glass bottles, storing all but the one you're currently using in the freezer. 250mL of this base will last you 2+ years if you're vaping 10mL of 3mg/mL a day, so this is about the cheapest way to go for you! Personally I'd recommend Nude Nicotine's, and if you're a first-time customer you can order a 15mL sampler of their nic base for basically the price of shipping ($2) to see if you like it.

USP Vegetable Glycerin, >99.7%: a gallon can be had for under $40 if you know where to look. Can be had off Amazon, I can personally attest to the one sold by DudaDiesel as having no negative affect on flavor but if you want something basically guaranteed to be good hit up Nude Nicotine for this as well.

USP Propylene Glycol, 99.9% can be had for about the same price but I'd get a smaller amount - if you don't have a sensitivity you might want to use a tiny bit to help carry flavors better, but you can skip this if you like.

Flavors: I would not recommend tons of TFA flavors but a variety of theirs, Capella, FA and others just to see what's out there. Hit up Bull City Vapor and eCigExpress for some good deals on smaller quantities of these.

Miscellaneous supplies: this will depend entirely on how you want to mix. I prefer and recommend mixing by weight, and at that rate I'd recommend a scale like this one, but many people for whatever reason get started mixing by volume with syringes. Either way you'll need bottles and labels, and you'll want to keep a notebook or some other method of tracking what recipes you've tried, how much you actually used vs. how much you meant to use, et cetera.

Hope this helps!

u/m0ldyv0ldy · 3 pointsr/barista

here it is for 36 apparently!

u/mirthilous · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Here are some alternatives:

Bonvita variable temp gooseneck kettle

Hario [scale]

American Weigh scale

u/mpmspyguy · 3 pointsr/Coffee

The temp controlled one is great because it can hold the temperature for up to an hour and it gives you precise temperature control (obvious) which is good for teas or using different brew methods (some aeropress recipes use 175 degree water for instance). Whist I love the variable temp I wouldn't say its needed. As for scales the one I would recommend is the Hario Drip Scale for its water resistantness and its built in timer, but the American Weigh Scale or the CJ-4000 will also work well. The Kalita Wave is also a good recommendation and is more beginner friendly than the v60. I'd still say go with the v60 though, I think it produces a better cup.

u/7761154 · 3 pointsr/vancouver

This is the best

Have a 4-years-old-strong one.

u/Rosslyn568 · 3 pointsr/tea

I have a Hario that I love

Edit for fat thumbs

u/number114 · 3 pointsr/Coffee

I use the Hario and have not had any issues:

u/adamjackson1984 · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Totally! I love talking about gear.


  • Bodum Bistro (on the way out, needs new Burrs, but I really like it for course french press brews)
  • Mazzer Mini (probably the only coffee thing I have bought new...a splurge but my espresso has benefited immensely)
  • Baratza Virtuoso - Probably the best all around grinder. Can do course and fine grinds, has a timer, no-static grounds catcher. I like it a lot.
  • Porlex JP-30 Stainless Steel Coffee Grinder - My hand grinder, it's ceramic and does a consistently good pour-over grind..the only issue is it gets very hot when grinding and when grinding you want the beans to suffer no heat at all. It could be because I have to hold it with my hand when grinding and I'm transferring heat + the friction of the burrs? I really don't know how to improve it but I've started using this only on trips when I have to have a grinder and can't tote around my Baratza.

    Scale - Hario Drip Scale w/ Timer - It's black, measures to the tenth of a gram, the first one I bought is slow and it struggles to keep up with measuring my water grams...then I bought another a year later and it's much faster so I'd say if you get one that seems sluggish / slow, return it it's like they added a new CPU or something later in the life of the machine.

    Aeropress's the fastest way to make coffee with really easy clean-up. For the event I'm just gonna brew 2 batches on everything except espresso (since I don't want to tote that thing in the office). I hope it turns people on to better coffee.
u/mark55 · 3 pointsr/microdosing

Several thousand dollars?
17 dollars. With what you've done with your solution, slowly but surely, the material will break down. I suggest keeping it cold and away from light.

Scraping 2mg off of glass to put into a capsule is almost impossible. I have been there! Luckily, I have done something similar, needing small doses of a substance and wanting them in capsules for ease of dosing, so I'll tell you how I did it.

What I did is cut up tiny pieces of paper towel, say 1cm wide and 2cm long. Dropper 2ml of your %95 alcohol solution onto each of these strips and allow the material to evaporate on them. When no longer wet, roll the piece of paper towel up and put it into a capsule. Voila.

Reply if you plan on using this method, and if not, what you plan on doing. I am interested, because I have this substance and I wonder if it would be good to microdose.

Hope I helped!

u/fofofadii · 3 pointsr/MDMA

this would be a pretty good investment for the future.

u/MrJebbers · 3 pointsr/DMT

This is the one I got, it's accurate and fairly cheap.

u/tw987987987987 · 3 pointsr/reloadingsales

I have the WAOAW. In grains it has 10th resolution. I also have this GEM20 which has 2/100ths grain resolution.
I use the GEM 20 for pistol and the WAOAW for rifle. The WAOAW has a much faster sample rate which I like a lot but that GEM20 is gnats ass accurate. RF from ignitions and cell phones seem to effect the GEM20 more than the WAOAW.

u/Tonnberry_King · 3 pointsr/shrooms

This is all very true, but I'm surprised you didn't even mention a scale when you're dealing with a substance that's active at 5mg. 4-AcO is literally impossible to eyeball cause you're dealing with small amounts of powder, when I bought mine I bought this with it. You NEED an accurate MILLIGRAM 0.000 scale for this substance.

u/froawaa · 3 pointsr/reloading

you're on the right track. don't buy a kit. they save you like $20, but you end up with $50 of their worst selling crap.

speaking of crap, lose that scale. this is a much better one. and if you ever get a decent powder measure, or trickle, it'll help keep you from going insane.

you might also want a trickler.

if you're not cleaning the brass by hand, you'll need a tumbler and media separator.

nothing wrong with that press, so long as you're not reforming cases. if you do upgrade the press, go to a turret or LNL-AP. not the Lee turret though. not for big rifle cases. it can do it, but you'll be happier with something bigger.

u/bratwurstzauber · 3 pointsr/germanrc

Die hier hab ich, ist ein Gemini 20 - knockoff. Funktiert seit zwei Jahren einwandfrei!

u/PsychonaticInstitute · 3 pointsr/Drugs

Pick up a [milligram scale] (, pop open that capsule and measure out a smaller dose! Try 20-50mg and see what you think.

I actually like 20mg more than the 30mg I was originally prescribed, but I have ADHD, and I use it as needed to do my homework (not everyday).

u/Fizzyist · 3 pointsr/trees
u/ransov · 3 pointsr/DMT

This works great for me. Smart Weigh GEM20 High Precision...

u/Trynds_Third_Nip · 3 pointsr/powerlifting

I bought a mg sensitive scale and picked and chose what raw powders i wanted from NutriVitashop to make my own preworkout dosed how i like it. They sell DMAA also. Currently i'm mixing 400 mg caffeine, 120mg DMAA, 7g beta alanine, 5g creatine hcl, 4g L-Arginine 3 x per day. Feels better than any brand name pre-workout i have tried. If you aren't used to stimulants this will get you wired though, also lower bodyweight people would want to take lower doses, im at 255 bw and am a construction laborer so i need a good kick for energy after work.

u/excitedparrot · 3 pointsr/Nootropics

I paid just under $20 for 15 grams (15000 mg) and the average dose is between 10mg and 30mg. 30 mg was a bit much for me, unless you dose only once a day then it might be better. I take about 10-15mg twice daily.

From what I've read, addiction is unlikely, at least on a chemical level. I strongly suggest using a digital scale that is accurate down to the 0.001g, or 1mg. I use this scale

u/real_Penguin · 3 pointsr/DNMUK

This is what I use for measuring out my oregano

u/SideburnsOfDoom · 3 pointsr/Breadit

> you measure your water in grams?

Yep, why wouldn't you? Kitchen scales are accurate and cheap - they start at $10

For some ingredients (e.g. flour) weight is just more consistent than volume, and for some (e.g. honey or oil) pouring by weight into the mixing bowl is a lot less hassle and gunk than filling a measuring jug and then pouring that out.

u/gungadin · 3 pointsr/loseit

Do whatever works for you. One tip is that a digital food scale will radically change your calorie counting experience (for the better). I weigh nearly everything instead of measuring it. Easier, faster, and nearly always more accurate than measuring. Here's a popular scale for $10:

u/fluffstermcmuffin · 3 pointsr/loseit

I have the Amazon Basics scale. It's been very reliable, and costs $9.99. It comes with a battery which has been running without issues for almost a year. Seems like an obvious choice.

u/furry_groundhog · 3 pointsr/loseit

Buy one! They're so affordable, especially on sites like Amazon:

u/gat7305 · 3 pointsr/loseit
u/Burnt-Wasabi · 3 pointsr/saplings

Honestly almost any digital scale will work fine but something like this will probably be your best bet especially considering how cheap it is.

u/YatraTeaCo · 3 pointsr/tea

It may be overkill to some, but I use a simple digital scale to measure out 2.5 gm for a 6-7 oz cup of tea. I realised I am not good with eyeballing leaf, so this small scale works well.

u/A-Void-Dance · 3 pointsr/saplings

The dealer should weight it out without the bag and then they will package it.

Get yourself a small scale like THIS and you will be able to weigh out what you get to see if the dealer is giving you what is promised.

u/thisismyherbsona · 3 pointsr/trees

> Invest in a 20$ scale.

You can get one for half that

u/zofoandrew · 3 pointsr/mead

Relax, don't worry. Have a home brew. Just compensate for the amount you over did it. Buy a better scale.

u/lifeisbeautiful83649 · 3 pointsr/PsilocybinMushrooms

American Weigh Scale AWS-100...

$13 worth it. When MD, you shouldn't feel it though, 0.15g was good for me, 0.2g was too much. For MD, you need a scale. It's "micro dosing" you have to get down to the micros.... Lol...

Edit: spelling

u/TheLostVertex · 3 pointsr/Breadit

I use a jewelers scale for measuring small ingredient quantities. They are cheap and accurate. Something like this will let you measure yeast in a small batch pretty well.

u/BillTheCommunistCat · 3 pointsr/kratom

I use this one and it works great. Simple and inexpensive.

u/mr_sugarfree · 3 pointsr/kratom

Here's a good one. Accurate to two decimal places. And it has an attached lid. And it's only $10 plus shipping (unless you have Amazon Prime).

American Weigh Digital Scale, 100g [0.01g sensitivity]

PS: There's two options for that listing. One is the scale only, the other one is the scale with a calibration weight. It's only $15, and the weight is a good thing to have on-hand just in case.

u/LovelyMamasita · 3 pointsr/kratom

I got one from Amazon that was only $10 and measures both. I'll find the link.

American Weigh Digital Scale, 100g [0.01g sensitivity]

u/aeu1297 · 3 pointsr/kratom

This AWS scale has always worked for me.

u/kdtallllll · 3 pointsr/kratom

I asked a pretty similar question to this on here a week or two ago and someone recommended this scale to me that I ended up buying!

American Weigh Digital Scale, 100g [0.01g sensitivity]

u/Boss_McAwesome · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

For starters, make sure you only measure at room temperature. Also, stop measuring with teaspoons and get a scale like this.

u/ookamiinuzu · 3 pointsr/opiates

The best scale for you depends on what amounts you're measuring.

If you're dealing with large amounts for cooking, you only need a scale that's accurate to the gram.

If you're measuring amounts in grams you need something that's accurate to 1/10 of a gram or 0.1.

If you're measuring amounts smaller than a gram, the best scale is accurate to 1/100th of a gram or 0.01.

For accuracy with tiny amounts, I like this one because it is accurate to 1/100th of a gram.

u/thacoon · 3 pointsr/trees
u/everydayguy20 · 3 pointsr/afinil

I think you're really only option is to dump them all out and mix them really good to make sure there is an even balance between filler and adrafinil and use a scale, then just buy powder from now on which is widely available and cheaper.

I use this scale for adrafinil

u/h_lehmann · 3 pointsr/AskCulinary

You'll probably have a hard time finding one that will meet both of those requirements. Your standard digital kitchen scale will easily measure up to 2kg, but won't be able to measure accurately below 1 gm., if that.
For really small measures (spices, etc.), I bought a small folding digital scale from Amazon (made by a company called AWS), that reads down to 0.01 gm, but only has a capacity of 100 gm. I think I only paid about US $10 for it.

edit: Here it is:

u/MasterEvilFurby · 3 pointsr/Coffee

My beginner battle station.

Traveled down the coffee rabbit hole november and most of this stuff is from Christmas. The gear is, from left, a 250 ml graduated cylinder, a discontinued-found-at-thrift-store copco tea kettle, under it an old continental electric hot plate, next to it a hario slim mini mill grinder, an aeropress, and an aws 100 gram scale. I usually use 250 ml of water with 13-15 grams of coffee, grinded medium-fine, at 15 seconds off boil, steeping for 15 seconds and pressing twice that long. I'm planning on getting a bonavita variable temp soon too.

u/shortyjacobs · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Cj4000 only does half gram increments, not good enough for me for espresso. Sc-2kg does 0.1g, which is good, but it’s spendy.

I’ve used this one for years. Rock solid, works great and nice and tiny to boot (plus it’s cheap!): American Weigh Scale AWS-100 Digital Pocket Scale, 100g X 0.01g Resolution

u/Lenfried · 3 pointsr/yugioh

$10.29 at Amazon

u/Hrel · 3 pointsr/trees

Get This

Thing is VERY precise. I just put a Solo Cup on it since you obviously can't fit an oz, much less a lb, on just the plate. Also have this card board piece, square on the bottom then goes out like an upside down pyramid at like 150 degrees. A solo cup should work fine for you though.

u/mattfreak13 · 3 pointsr/DMT

I've used this scale for like three years now and never had a problem

u/bpi89 · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding

Here is everything you need to know about Yohimbine HCL

You can get it in pills, but it tends to be a rip off when you look at actual Yohimbine content vs filler. I prefer to buy it in bulk powder (careful, very potent), and weight it with an accurate mg scale. That 3g bottle gets you about 150 servings for $7.

Dosing is all in my first link (0.2 mg / kg body weight), but as a ~200lb male I take about 20mg Yohimbine with 200mg caffeine, 30 min before fasted morning cardio. Something low impact like incline treadmill walking, otherwise your heart could explode.

Definitely legal, but has its limits due the inconvenience of needing fasted cardio along side it to work. EC is probably more effective, but ephedrine is a little harder to get these days ;)

u/gintonicisntwater · 3 pointsr/Drugs

I have the same scale and mine has been working fine for over a year now. From my observations I'd say it's exact to about 3mg.

It's unclear if this is really a knock off or just the same model sold under a different brand. That's pretty common for Chinese manufacturers.

The Gemini 20 costs around 23 $ as well. So no big difference there.

You can try buying a Dipse FB-20 or a G&G 20g scale for about the same amount. I've also had this G&G 50g/0,001g scale which sadly couldn't even stay calibrated within 5mg. I've recently looked at the JScale JSVG 20 for 139€ hoping to get better precision out of it. The GemPro 250 is also recommended in Psychonaut Wiki, but costs over 200€.

The truth is though, that these cheap scales just aren't very accurate. If you read the amazon reviews on any of these (US and Germany) you see that there are a significant amount people with broken or unreliable scales.

If you absolutely need better precision than 5mg, then you need to invest more than 1000$€ or rely on volumetric dosing. Also keep in mind, that the scales are more accurate in the middle of their range. So place 5g or 10g onto the scale when you weigh a substance.

Maybe you can return yours under warranty.

u/GrandPappyDuPlenty · 3 pointsr/Drugs
u/Jhoppa · 3 pointsr/Drugs

I'm hoping that when he says "I don't have an accurate mg scale", he means "I have an innaccurate mg scale," which is what most users of RCs have. In any case, no scale under $1000 (and no mg scale, period—you need ug accuracy) is going to be able to weigh out 500ug.

If he has no scale at all, I have only this to say: GET A FUCKING SCALE. If you have the money to buy RCs, you have the money to buy a cheap milligram scale. Do not trust that your vendor has weighed your sample accurately—I don't think this has ever happened to anyone ever anywhere. Besides the normal 10-50mg discrepancy, it's not unheard of for vendors to ship 2-5x what was ordered.

u/oskykins · 3 pointsr/DrugStashes

I highly discourage using micro scoops for 3-MeO-PCP because of its high potency (a strong dose is 10mg without tolerance) and potential for psychosis and manic behavior. Since a red scoop is often said to hold 10mg, the recommended dose would likely be much less than a full red micro scoop.

A decent milligram scale, the Gemini-20, is $17 on amazon.

If you want to learn how to volumetrically dose (a scale is required for this), then I recommend looking at these two websites:

u/drkpie · 3 pointsr/DMT

You want one more digit after that. The scale you linked is 0.00g, you'll want one that's 0.000g.

Something like this:

u/nahmsayin · 3 pointsr/Drugs

I personally use this model and it hasn't failed/killed me yet, though by the looks of it it might actually be made by the same manufacturer, just under a different brand name.

u/ZorbaTHut · 3 pointsr/soylent

I think your numbers are off. This scale goes to single milligrams and it costs under $25. I'm not sure I'd trust it down to the individual milligram, but it's definitely a lot more accurate than 100 milligrams.

u/PitbullMaybe · 3 pointsr/sarmssourcetalk

I got this one.. American Weigh Scales AWS-Gemini...

u/schwiftshop · 3 pointsr/StackAdvice

It depends on what your measuring - if its 'flour like', 'sugar like', flakes, etc

Most good vendors will have a serving size on the package or give you a scoop - before I got my scale that's what I went by.

That said, its totally worth it to buy a scale. I got mine for like 20 bucks on amazon (it has a 20 gram limit). The thing to keep in mind is that when you measure small amounts, it can get really hard to get good measurements unless you're buying lab-grade equipment (and even then its not great), so if you use supplements that are dosed under say, 50-100mg, and its really important that you are accurate, read up on geometric dilution.

edit: this is the exact one I bought - at the time it was only $23. American Weigh Scales GEMINI-20 Portable MilliGram Scale

u/pxck · 3 pointsr/fentanyl

Here is a $20 scale on Amazon -- -- please get this or another scale to make sure you know how much you're using. That's the first step to debugging your problem.

u/DivineMomentsofTruth · 3 pointsr/askdrugs

Buy a milligram scale from amazon for $25.

For clarification. We are talking about a scale accurate to .001 grams or one milligram.

One like this would work:

u/Fire_Arm_121 · 3 pointsr/DMT

These are considered pretty good bang for buck over in the rc sub:

u/nappiestapparatus · 3 pointsr/reloading

I have this one:

I'm sure it's not as nice as $100-$200 scale but it measures to 0.001g, +/- 0.005g (only 20g max though). It's worked well for me so far.

u/gonzolahst · 3 pointsr/Nootropics

You can buy this 0.001 scale for $25, I use it, it's excellent and comes with a tray and two calibration weights. It's a good investment and you'll be able to safely dose the next ever-so-potent substance you try.

u/_ethylphenidate · 3 pointsr/askdrugs

Insufflation isn't that common, but sometimes I like to indulge myself in that psychedelic rush.

For a proper dose, the answer is yes, you absolutely need a scale, the Gemini 20 is a common choice, but it should be mentioned that this scale is not very accurate under 20mg. However, you can maximize accuracy by waiting a few moments after the scale turns on for it to "warm up," and then placing the 10g calibration weight on the scale. If it doesn't read 10.000g exactly, turn the scale off and try again. If it has a stable reading of 10.000g (+-1mg is also acceptable, provided the number is doesn't keep changing), then you can place the weighing dish on top of the calibration weight and record the scale's measurement. Add your desired substance, subtracting the final number from the one you already recorded to determine the mass of substance you are about to consume.

Another note: when I say the scale isn't accurate under 20mg, that means if you put the weighing dish on the scale, zero it, and then add your substance, you won't get an accurate measurement unless you are above this number. However, the scale can accurately determine the difference between 13.721g and 13.722g in ideal conditions. Ideal conditions mean you're not breathing on the scale, you aren't touching or leaning on the surface that the scale is resting on, it even means that you should turn off any fans or air vents in the room. Personally, I still notice small fluctuations of 0.002g or so, though I'm sure that there's a factor I'm missing. But 2mg doesn't really matter with this chem. If you're working with something that is active at this dosage, you shouldn't even be using a scale anyways, you should use volumetric dosing

u/helix6 · 3 pointsr/reloading

I use a Gemini 20 and a Redding #5 trickler, but I'm a cheap SOB. The scale is accurate to .02 grains.

u/ZayZay48 · 3 pointsr/Drugs

It is best to learn about a substance before you put it in your body. You've come to the right place! Drugs can be used safely and responsibly when you educate yourself and learn how to properly use them. Websites, such as this forum and are great places to start.

In the case of MDMA, here is it's erowid page:

Use that page to learn about proper dosing, being safe while rolling, and what to expect from the drug.

As a quick overview, don't do MDMA more than once every 1.5-2 months, ideally three. It is neurotoxic and doing it more often than that has been proven to cause brain (serotonin receptor) damage. For your first time, assuming you don't have cut MDMA, which I'll get to, 100-125mg will probably get you to a nice place your first time back to the substance. Yes, wrapping it up in toilet paper (aka 'parachuting') is a good way of consuming MDMA, although you may have to split up your dose depending on how much you can swallow at once, no big deal. Stay hydrated during the experience(try to consume electrolyte drinks like gatorade), and watch out for clenching teeth! Have something like gum or mints on hand. Trust me, waking up the next day after taking a stimulant and having your entire mouth and teeth badly ache because of teeth grinding absolutely sucks.

If you want to go the extra mile, and don't mind spending a few extra dollars at a supplement store, then refer to this guide to further minimize risks:

After you have done all of that, buy a test kit.

It is always crucial to know what you are putting in your body. Even if you trust your friends, mistakes happen and there are combinations and other substances, which are also white/off-white powders or crystals that when taken in the 100-125mg range, are often deadly.

You can never be too sure about this kind of thing. Test kits have saved and continue to save many lives.

If you're in the US, here is a link to a reliable, popular test kit:

As long as it tests as MDMA, it doesn't matter if it's a crystal or powder, although if it is a crystal(s), crush it up before swallowing it. It goes down easier that way.

One more word of advice, which is not absolutely crucial when dealing with MDMA , but is still HIGHLY reccommended. (especially if you are planning on experimenting with more potent substances in the future) You should consider buying an accurate milligram scale. Eyeballing doses is never really that accurate, and using a milligram scale to know exactly how much you are taking is a smart thing to do. It's especially harder to eyeball with more potent drugs, where a few mg makes the difference between having a light headspace and having full-blown, earth shattering ego death experience.

EDIT: Forgot the damn scale link!
That's a reliable scale that me, along with many other people here reccommend. And it's only like $30 with shipping.

Finally, enjoy the experience! Don't be nervous, know it's a safe and highly regarded substance. You will have an amazing experience!

Have a good day!

I really do like stimulants :p

EDIT: Something to add. You asked about buying it in the thread title, if you're in North America, MDMA generally goes for $20-$45 (maybe $55 in some states) per gram, and not much more than $10-$15 a point (100mg). Don't pay much more than that, as you're probably getting ripped off unless it's some lab-tested, very pure, probably darknet sourced MDMA

u/jodyhighrolla77 · 3 pointsr/DMT

hey man eyeballing is reaaaaally bad. you probably smoked 15-20mg. 30mg is a suprisingly heft amount of powder. when i first started experimenting with spice i was eyeballing and when i finally got a scale that could measure .000 , turns out i was only smoking 15mg when i thought i was loading up 25, and i was always TERRIFIED to try to eyeball 35mg dose( which is as high as ive been comfortable going), but once i got my scale i was set. so yeah, just a tip from my experience.
that scale is the truth for how cheap it is.

u/Internal1 · 3 pointsr/MDMA

A few excellent resources: - this website contains pretty much everything you need to know. - psychedsubstance on MDMA


A few rules of thumb:

1 Test your stuff (even if it you trust your friend). Many "ecstasy" is cut with adulterants which is what causes most of the problems and its bad name in media. If you can, try to get crystal as a pill is harder to measure and has more chance of being cut with something. You can get test kits at or

2. Get a milligram scale if you can. You can find these on amazon (the Gemini series is excellent)

3. Start with a dose (in mg) of 1.5 times your body weight in kg. This is a safe dose with maximum effects and is highly unlikely to cause any problems. For most people the right dosage is in between 90-150mg. After a certain point you have reached maximum euphoria and taking more MDMA will increase the risk of adverse effects, or brain damaging. With doses of 1.5mg/kg you really don't have to worry about damaging your brain.

4. If you wish to do it again, try to stick to a 3 month interval. This is to allow your brain to replenish its happiness reserves. It's wise to stick to this.

5. Supplements are advisable, though not 100% necessary. Some ginger extract and magnesium are nice to make the roll more comfortable (for nausea and jaw clenching respectively). Antioxidants reduce neurotoxicity. Full list of supplements at

6. Even if you get very thirsty, don't drink too much water. 2 glasses of water every hour is a good rule of thumb.

7. Things to enjoy the roll:

good company (ideally people who you care a lot about and don't mind spilling your life story to)

music (make a playlist beforehand, any music will sound absolutely amazing, so make sure you have a playlist of at least 5 hours. you don't wanna be operating electronics on MD, that's a waste of a roll, trust me I speak from experience haha)

menthol (vicks inhaler)


nitrous oxide (though perhaps not for your first time if you are rather inexperienced)

u/just__cheesin · 3 pointsr/Drugs

This is the one I have been using for a couple years now, mainly with 4-aco dmt and molly. The one I bought was actually from for like $8 USD and it came in like 45 days from China lol. But it comes with a weight to make sure it's weighing properly. I've never had a problem as far as thinking the weight is any different than shown on here. I'd recommend.

u/ThrowawayBlowNorway · 3 pointsr/cocaine

Does not look like 3gr to me. More like maximum 1.8g. You should get a mg scale at any rate, they are super cheap to get, and lasts you a long time. It's a small investment to make to not be bent over by your dealer for a gram every purchase.

Here is the most recent one I got, which is working wonderfully.

Gemini 20

u/lovebot_dnm · 3 pointsr/DarkNetMarkets

Those don't do milligrams though. These are the ones I recommend.

Some substances, that extra accuracy is very important.

u/Aquarius_Finch · 3 pointsr/Drugs

This one. You need to weigh things a few times to make sure you've got an accurate measurement, but it's suitable for experimentation with RC's so long as you keep that in mind. You can't find anything better for that cheap.

u/rhondalea · 3 pointsr/Supplements
u/TryptamineWizard · 3 pointsr/ResearchMarkets

I personally use the Gemini-20. It's cheap, accurate enough for most purposes, and includes two calibration weights and some tweezers. I picked it up since I've seen it recommended on several psychedelics forums.

u/WhoWho22222 · 3 pointsr/CBD
u/chinacat92 · 3 pointsr/DarkNetMarkets

I wouldn't be weary. People order stuff like this to weigh gold and weigh out supplements all the time.

u/ShadeTree411 · 3 pointsr/kratom

This one isn't the cheapest but it's my favorite. It goes 3 decimals so great for any powdered supplement where accuracy for small doses is important. It's been a workhorse for 8 months and is still good as new. My last cheapy crapped out in under a year so I went with this one as a replacement.

u/Imgodnigga · 3 pointsr/DMT

>I reached the Threshold/Light experience?

Yes, very light, it sounds. Great call on your part for getting a feel for it first!

>Also, can you guys show me any photo of how much powder of crystals people use to get the Medium/Strong experience?

Dude, you need a scale. You can't afford the $20?

A picture simply won't work for something so small. The powder could be the result of a different extract or be piled in such a way it looks smaller/bigger than it actually is.

u/supersciteach · 3 pointsr/weddingplanning

Most of our gifts were replacements or upgrades of things we already owned. A really cheap and awesome gift we got was this stainless steel scraper, which makes it so much easier to transfer food from a cutting board to a pot/pan. We also got a matching set of this luggage belt with a TSA lock--I actually gifted one to my husband years ago, but we used this as an opportunity to replace his now worn-down belt. We also replaced our kitchen scale with this Amazon Basics one, which works really well. Another Amazon Basics item we received was this paper shredder, which is a kickass workhorse of a machine.
One of the first gifts we got was a Corelle dish set that I LOVE--it's so much lighter and more durable than the stoneware set we were using. We also replaced our silverware set with an Oneida set that we both picked out, which was a very sweet and meaningful experience. We already have a nice Oneida silverware set, but it belonged to my husband's late mother, and he wanted to retire it so it wouldn't take any more wear & tear.
Those are all gifts that were my hands-down favorite things we received. We were also able to buy two expensive items off our registry thanks to Amazon's completion discount. We purchased a Sonos soundbar and a Miele vacuum that were absolutely worth every penny we spent on them!

u/dontakelife4granted · 3 pointsr/keto

Macros should be measured by grams. That means a scale. I found one on Amazon for $10 ---->
It would be worth saving up the $10 because without it you are only guessing. It might work, but it will probably leave you more frustrated than anything else when you hit stalls. Good luck to you! EDIT: What about hitting up a few thrift stores? Maybe, just maybe, they'll have a scale there with your name on it. :)

u/tiuamanda · 3 pointsr/loseit

I recently had to replace my old scale - I swear by using a scale. Its unreal how much of a difference some things are (weight to volume)
This is the one I bought, its been weeks since, and my fiance and I both use it daily, with no problems. So far its been incredible, and the price point is absolutely perfect!

u/Default87 · 3 pointsr/keto

I would suggest getting two of them:

Note, it doesnt have to specifically be those two, but those two illustrate what you want to look for.

Basically, it comes down to accuracy. The first one is for large weight type things. If you are weighing how much ground beef to put in your weekly meal prep chili, you want a scale with a large weight limit. This scale has an accuracy of only 1g, so if the scale reads 10g it could really be somewhere between 9.5 and 10.4g, but that is close enough for big volume items.

The second scale is more for small weight type items, like if you are measuring out your salt substitute for your ketorade. That scale has a 0.1g accuracy, so if the scale says 10.0g it is really somewhere between 9.95 and 10.04g, which is super accurate. but when you increase the accuracy, you reduce the weight capacity, so it isnt practical to use this type of scale for measuring your ground beef.

note that I do own and use both of those scales. they work fine, but there are many other products in the market that can fill their roles.

u/Petra_Ann · 3 pointsr/xxketo

Something like this is more than sufficient. All you need is to make sure that you can set grams, ounces, and tare.

u/pewpewlefty · 3 pointsr/1200isplenty

Etekcity Digital Kitchen Scale Multifunction Food Scale, 11 lb 5 kg, Silver, Stainless Steel (Batteries Included)

I like this one because the numbers are backlit, it’s easy to clean, and most importantly the batteries last forever.

u/moteme · 3 pointsr/intermittentfasting

Calories in, calories out (CICO). The best method is to count calories, and make sure that you're at a calorie deficit. Use a calculator to figure out your daily caloric needs. If your only goal is to lose fat, you might want to start at /r/loseit/wiki/faq.

Beyond that, everyone has their own preferences. The key is to find foods/methods that allow you to stay at a calorie deficit. For example, eating veggies, full fat dairy, and things with high fibre will make you feel full, while high sugar/carb foods like candy and chips won't. Another example is doing intermittent fasting, in order to (among other benefits) control your intake.

Focus on your diet first, and make small changes to your lifestyle.

A few things to get you started:

  1. Don't drink your calories. Drink water instead of soda/juice. Alcohol is a huge one. A beer is typically ~150-180 calories each, and an ounce of spirits is typically ~60-75 calories. I would avoid drinking altogether, but if you're going to, a rum+diet coke is way better than a pint. Either way, you have to include drinks in your daily intake, so it's usually not worth it.
  2. Don't eat something unless you know how many calories are in it (people tend to underestimate what they eat), so be very careful with eating fast food (restaurants are often worse than fast food). Buy a kitchen scale.
  3. Learn how to cook, and prepare meals before hand to prevent eating out. /r/MealPrepSunday/ can help you there.
  4. Try to overestimate calories in (food), and underestimate calories out (exercise).
  5. Go for (natural) high fat foods, and avoid high carb/sugar foods. For example, full fat yogurt is better than low fat yogurt loaded with added sugar. Examples: dairy, meat, avocados, nuts.
  6. Download the MFP app, to help with tracking your calories and goals.
  7. Once you start a plan, stick with it and re-evaluate every few weeks. Weigh yourself under the same conditions once per week. If you lose a bunch of weight in the first week, keep in mind that it's probably water weight.

    That's all I can think of right now.
u/matrawr · 3 pointsr/weightwatchers

I have this food scale which I love... scale
A full size mirror was helpful before i fell off the wagon(got sick and was put on medications) because even if the body scale wasn't showing progress the mirror does. I know you probably share finances, but it may be helpful to get her a gift card for the grocery store or costco or something because I know it was hard for me to splurge on ingredients and foods i needed to stock my pantry because the initial cost is pretty high. the giftcard will help because she won't feel guilty 'treating herself' to these foods! A wok was also helpful!

u/CJOttawa · 3 pointsr/Myfitnesspal

Grab a digital kitchen scale like this one:

Batch cook: weigh out ingredients and save them as meals in the MFP app. It's super easy to recall the meal when you eat it and all the macros are auto-entered.

When it comes to dining out, as others have suggested, you can search the MFP database using the name of the restaurant and dish.

Side note: if you want results, cut out most dining at chain restaurants and make 90%+ of your meals yourself.

...are great resources too. :)

u/hal4019 · 3 pointsr/ketogains

This is just a generic one on Amazon.

Etekcity Digital Kitchen Scale Multifunction Food Scale, 11 lb 5 kg, Silver, Stainless Steel (Batteries Included)

I bought mine at a local Walmart. You turn it on, place the food on, and it can spit out the exact ounces or grams of your food for accurate tracking.

For example I can only have 8oz of ground meat for my first meal. If I eyeball it, I will probably go over or under. The food scale helps me measure out the 8oz before I cook it. You would be surprised how much you over/underestimate food weight without a scale. Highly recommended if you want to get serious about tracking macros.

u/person5613 · 3 pointsr/Ultralight

The ones I have specifically are no longer available, but get a kitchen scale and a fish\luggage type hanging scale.. The hanging scales seem harder to get an as accurate reading (well mine seems to move by .1 oz) but are helpful for large heavy things, such as total pack weight or if you want to find the weight of your old heavier traditional backpacking tent. Helps to verify accuracy of all items individually.

u/ABoyWithShoes · 3 pointsr/loseit

This is the one I use. Cheap and works. Has 4 different measurements, and tared easily.

u/Plott · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

I use this

And a big bowl and weigh 5 lbs at a time. Works great and is cheap

u/SmilingJaguar · 3 pointsr/loseit
u/mom2two06 · 3 pointsr/ketogains

Food scale made a huge difference for me. Blew through my previous stall when I actually started weighing out what I was eating vs eyeballing or using measuring cups/spoons. You can get a decent small one on Amazon for like $10 and I promise it will make a difference.

ETA: I have two, but this one is my favorite of the two:

u/DadeMurphyNYC · 3 pointsr/loseit

Hmm... not sure where you're getting that number. As you can see here it's 2939 for maintenance:

Don't overthink the foods you're eating at the beginning. What you mentioned is fine, really. If you're truly at 2200 cal per day, then you're definitely going to lose weight. You have to be tracking that accurately, though. You may want to invest in a food scale as somoene else mentioned for when you prepare your own food. I have this one:

Also, our bodies aren't robots. You may not see results right away, but be careful and stick with it, and you definitely will.

u/kmc_v3 · 3 pointsr/loseit

Definitely get a digital kitchen scale. I have this one and it works fine. Weigh everything when you cook, including oils and sauces. The volume-based or per-package calories on items can be pretty inaccurate so it's best to go by weight when possible.

MyFitnessPal can scan barcodes to look up nutrition information. You can also save recipes, add up the ingredients and divide by the number of servings.

u/minibike · 3 pointsr/Coffee

The other option is the clever coffee dripper at $19-$22 depending on whether you get a small or a large. Gooseneck not needed, common filters, fairly forgiving on grind size, and a kitchen scale isn't perfect but can be cheap.

u/Thotja · 3 pointsr/progresspics

Yes they do!

I bought this one because it's cheap and it measures in everything I would need to measure in oz, mo, g, lb.

And the company is REALLY customer friendly, so if you have any problems they are quick to help you and replace your possibly broken scale if you're having problems with it.

u/SexyDanceRobot · 3 pointsr/Coffee

I consistently get within 0.03g. Here is the scale I use. It does measure by 100ths, which is what I wanted.

I may be OCD enough to cut a bean in half. Don't tempt me. I have a pill cutter ha ha ha.

Thanks for the detailed answer.

u/pompr · 3 pointsr/phenibut

Use a .00 scale. Something like this.

u/Antagonistic_Cat · 3 pointsr/trees
u/ktgrok · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Super basic beginner kit:
$9.99 French Press
$10 scale
$11/lb Coffee,roasted and ground to order, from Happy Mug

And that's it. No kettle needed, just boil water in whatever pot you already own. If you want to make life a little easier a fine strainer makes cleaning the french press a breeze. That you can pick up at the dollar store.

u/GotchaRexi · 3 pointsr/keto

I bought this one cause it was cheap and had good ratings. It’s fine but I might get a better one in the future. I would say it’s a good cheap starter though.

u/Pariah_Leviticus · 3 pointsr/intermittentfasting

Digital Food Scale Digital Weight Scale, Grams and Ounces by Greater Goods

Cheap and simple. Works great.

u/fantasticforceps · 3 pointsr/xxketo

This guy has served me very well this year for just $10, no less! I love how little space it takes up too

u/intangiblemango · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

I would weigh the total finished product in grams on the food scale and set "one serving" as 100g. Then, you put your plate of food on the food scale, zero it out, add your cilantro lime cashew cream, and if you add, say, 20 grams of sauce, you would enter 0.2 servings into MFP.

If you don't have a food scale, Consumer Reports was aaaaaall about this sucker and it's less than twelve bucks -

u/andleer · 3 pointsr/ballpython

This is a good one:
Nearly 14k reviews with a 4.6 average. I have no affiliation with this scale but love mine.

u/bomphenom · 3 pointsr/xxketo

Yay! So happy for you! I LOVE my spiralizer and use my scale at least once a day! This is the scale I have - it's simple and gets the job done.

u/Missamac · 3 pointsr/keto

I like this scale

Try r/ketobabies for breastfeeding on keto

u/Parzivaals · 3 pointsr/loseit

Yes! It's called an ozeri, lots of people on this sub use it (it's how I found out about it). Food Scale

u/J-squire · 3 pointsr/loseit

Check the batteries, but if you need a new scale this
is only $11 and I love it. I mostly bought it because it looked like it was weighing out weed and I like a company with a sense of humor about how their products are used. But I find that it's accurate and quick to react. I had bought a different food scale in December from Bed Bath and Beyond and it took forever to register a change on the scale. Fine when I'm just weighing 1 thing, but when you are mixing and it takes more than 30 seconds to accurately measure a new item added, it's frustrating.

u/SilentThunderer · 3 pointsr/keto

Almonds (no sugar added to the seasoning if their not plain),
any plain meat at all,
any plain fish at all,
plenty of no sugar added seasonings like seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder
garlic (I like the pre-minced in evoo in squeeze bottles),
real cheese shredded or otherwise (if it says "processed" then that's not real cheese),
those pre-wrapped individual Mozzerella or cheddar sticks make great snacks when you feel the urge to graze,
Salad fixings (make sure to include spinach for the potassium)
For tomatoes for your salad, I prefer Roma tomatoes because they are perfectly pre-portioned to have an entire tomato with your salad
Newman's Own salad dressing - There's are Caesar and Creamy Caesar varieties that have 1 carb per 2Tbsp
If you are having trouble giving up pasta, try spaghetti squash - super good!
buy a food scale like this one and record everything you eat in My Fitness Pal

Also, make sure you get some Morton's Lite salt, zero calorie drink mix and magnesium citrate to make yourself some ketorade to help avoid the keto flu. Magnesium citrate's in the pharmacy area and it's dirt cheap, and you only use very little. Simple ketorade recipe is something like 1 20-32oz bottle of water with 1/4tsp of Morton's Lite Salt, 1tsp-1Tbsp of Magnesium Citrate and some zero calorie drink mix add-in like a packet or a couple squirts of 0-cal Mio

u/bitter_cynical_angry · 3 pointsr/GoodValue

Jennings CJ-4000. I've had one for a few years and it work great. Comes with an AC adapter or can just run on batteries. Has Tare (really, all scales should have that).

u/Raxor53 · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Here's a link, probably the most used scale in coffee. Pros: It's cheap, reliable, and has a large capacity, very solid build. Cons: Not waterproof (though I've never had trouble with it) and a larger body (compared to the Brewista).

u/RelativityCoffee · 3 pointsr/Coffee
  1. Slightly coarser than right in the middle.

  2. Not necessary. The comparison class of the Bistro is the Baratza Encore and the Capresso Infinity. Most people think the Encore is the best, but I doubt anyone would tell you it's so much better that you should buy one when you already have a Bistro. And if you're using a drip coffeemaker, there's not really a need to step up to the next level.

  3. Use somewhere between a 1:15 and 1:17 coffee:water ratio by weight. It's hard to tell by volume, since dark-roasted coffee is much less dense than light-roasted coffee. (If you don't have a scale, and you want one, this is a good one.) Different beans will work better at different ratios, so experiment!

  4. If you want to step into specialty-grade coffee at a low price, Happy Mug is high quality and well-priced. Or you can check out your Trader Joe's to see if they carry anything locally roasted. Look for a roast date (not a "Use By" date), and pick something roasted within the past 3-7 days.
u/jceplo · 3 pointsr/Coffee

You also need a scale and excitement to learn!

SCALE: This scale is somewhat of an industry standard. If you spend more, you won't get much more. If you spend less, you may regret it!

EXCITEMENT TO LEARN: You seem prepared to make great coffee! That's awesome! I think you'll soon realize that is doesn't take much insight to start making better coffee than your local starbucks or even some local third wave shops (good coffee shops). But you also need to be ready to realize when you haven't made the best cup and use it as an opportunity to improve!

This hobby is so much fun. You're going to have an absolute blast!

u/tangledlobster · 3 pointsr/Coffee

The Jennings CJ4000 is a great scale that is found in a lot of coffee shops. It is nicely built, sturdy and can weigh to .5 of a gram. For the cost, I think it's a good buy.

u/marlsincharge · 3 pointsr/Coffee
u/givemeyournews · 3 pointsr/Coffee

I think to best answer this request, we'll need a bit more info. Are you ok with a manual grinder, or do you prefer an electric grinder? Do you want a drip brewer or a pour over set up? Are you looking to get into espresso? And, what is your actual budget in your local currency?

And now for a guess at what might work for you...

A [Melitta Plastic Pour Over Dripper]( $5 to $6 (a lot of grocery stores carry these in stock)

A box of #2 Cone filters at your local grocery store $2

If you want an automatic drip brewer, and you are making smaller amounts for just you, the [Bonavita 5 cup]( is wroth a look. it runs about $66. I have the 8 cup for the wife and I and we love it.

Filters can be purchased, again, at your local grocery store for about $2.

[Brewista SmartPour Kettle w. Thermometer]( $40. There are cheaper ones, but I personally have this one and have loved it.

[Scale]( This is a must. $30

[Bratza Encore]( Grinder is the default recommendation around here, and for good reason. It's high quality, and easily serviceable. New they run $139, but you can save $40 and pick up a [refurb]( (still with the 1 year warrantee) for $99 direct from Baratza.

If you want a cheaper option, and don't mind a manual hand grinder, there are a few options, but the [Hario Skerton Pro]( is about the lowest cost / still decent quality grinders, grinder that most would recommend. It runs about $60, and personally, I'd spend the extra $30 on an Encore refurb.

Happy Mug Beans are a pretty great option. I really enjoy the Big Foot Espresso blend (despite it's name) as a pour over, and even like it in my drip brewer. The Inspirational Artist Blend is a great option too. But really just try them out and see what you like. Their bags (for 1lbs of whole beans) run $11 - $13

Hope that helps.

u/Vurve · 3 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

For reference:

As for the mixing equipment, see below:

u/coop34 · 3 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

To add to what duds said, read over this. Having started with syringes, I can tell you weight has many advantages.

If you still want to mix by volume, Bull City Vapor has syringes and graduated beakers. An assortment of sizes plus a funnel or two should get you started.

Or this if you decide to go by weight.


u/jerlasvegas · 3 pointsr/Vaping

Yeah, American Weigh Scales LB-501 Digital Kitchen Scale I have that scale and it works great!

u/chuckc342 · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Dont mess with syringes and the like. Buy a scale and mix by weight. Kits are useless: find a few highly regarded recipes and buy what you need for them. bull city, ecigexpress, heartland vapes are all vendors that I will vouch for. the best $25 you will ever spend.

u/steve9207 · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

I really like Gremlin for my flavorings (for their 15ml offerings, which for me is great, a bit more than a 10ml and not a commitment to a 30ml), as well as their PayPal integration.

For VG / PG, I always go to Amazon now and go with Essential Depot, a lot of folks do. You can also order direct as they often have deals on a 3gal VG / 1gal PG combo.

For Nic, my last order was from Nicotine River and I've been really happy with them. I would strongly recommend 50/50 or 100% PG, it's just so much easier to work with than 100%VG and you're barely increasing your PG content (if you're using a high enough concentration).

Lastly, AWS-501 for the scale, Amazon, this one for $25 reading to the two decimal places in the 500g version - you won't regret it :)

u/Hotrian · 3 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

LiquidBarn will also sell you 500ml of 3mg, 6mg, 12mg, or 24mg salt premixed. I think it’s going for $8 - $15 depending on strength.

Edit: It's going for $9 - $17 before shipping/tax, just google "LiquidBarn Unflavored eLiquid ReFill". You can mix your own cheaper but I prefer to just buy premixed. On LB you can't change the PG/VG ratio, but Nicotine River will also sell you 3mg but then jumps to 48mg, but you can select the PG/VG as either Max VG, 50/50, or Max PG.

Once you have the premixed base you just need some bottles, a scale, and some flavors. You can get away without the scale, but mixing by weight is a lot faster and more accurate thanks to our sad naked caveman eyeballs. The LB-501 is the scale I see recommended most - you can get a cheaper and less accurate scale, but the LB-501 isn't exactly prohibitively expensive at $36 and is very accurate. There's a big list of flavor vendors here and reviews here. You can get the bottles super easy and cheap. LB will sell you 5x 60ml bottles for $5 if you're ordering base from them anyway. You can also get bottles suuuuper cheap on FastTech if you don't mind waiting a few weeks..

All in, the up start cost is kinda high but considering the price of "premium" juices within a few weeks you'll be saving mad cash.

u/slighternine · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Sept 3 marked 10 years of my personal freedom from tobacco thanks to vaping.

(Slighter on ecf - don't post much in years)

Been mixing and wrapping coils for 4-5 years. Nic availability is also about my only concern.

After the initial investment my costs per year are dirt cheap compared to commercial liquid & coils.

Check out pg and vg on amazon by the gallon - the only way to go with - no shipping - that can kill ya elsewhere.

Still buy a few from Centerfold - they have some good sales on a few I haven't figured out yet - for now.

Bull City flavors - my go to for flavors - can't go wrong., you want this scale.

Just do it - I wish I had started diy long before I did. So easy and after awhile - you never run out.

In 2009 I never thought we would now still be dealing with all this narrow minded bullshit.

fuck the taxman - fuck the fda - fuck trump


u/0bbs · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

USA is a good place to be for concentrate and nicotine.
The scale alone will take away 33% of your $100.
Buy this scale:
It has to be the 500g one as it goes down to 0.01g.
Other than to buy that scale, I'll say you'll need a recipe to go for.
You'll need a few different things, like a recipe.
Remember to get a recipe you want to follow before you start and run it by the DIY folk as you don't want to buy a lot of concentrates you can only use for one recipe.
Recipe, nicotine base, concentrate, PG, VG, bottles, pipettes if your concentrates don't have dripper caps, patience for "steeping"/aging.
Do some reading, don't mix by volume, do mix by weight, keep notes.
Post in the running new mixer's thread over at /r/DIY_eJuice and read the sidebar.
I mentioned a few things a few times because I think they are important.
You'll be mixing in no time.

u/AaronToro · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Sorry I forgot how buried it is in there. Here it is I guess any scale will work but I know I've read that people who didn't calibrate first got some funky tasting juice and liquid running out of the bottle. If you believe it to be accurate enough go for it

u/bagelchips · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette


Go to Amazon and get this scale:

American Weigh Scales LB-501 Digital Kitchen Scale

You can also get PG and VG from Essential Depot on Amazon. Get a 500 pack of disposable pipettes and nitrile gloves (not latex). Get some dripper bottles if you need them.

Find two or three recipes on diy_ejuice that sound interesting and buy the flavorings from Bull City Vapor, Wizard Labs, Gremlin DIY or another website. Pick up nicotine while you're there. Start with 40mg/ml potency and always use nitrile gloves when handling. This shit is poisonous af.

All you have to do is enter your recipe into a calculator such as and input your PG/VG ratio, nicotine level and amount.

You'll save so much money in the long run after the initial investment. I've gone from worrying about running out, milking the last few drops out of a bottle and buying terrible juices to giving away 240ml bottles for free to friends.

u/thelateoctober · 3 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

To add to what u/juthinc said:

Don't get a kit.

LB-501is pretty much the standard for scales. 500g max. .01 increments, and no auto shutoff.

I use essential depot for vg and pg, but it's more or less the same thing you'll get from diy shops if that makes you more comfortable. As long as you get the kosher shit you'll be good.

I find chemnovatic nicotine to be the highest quality, I get mine from vaperstek. I buy the 120ml 100mg nic in PG, then divide it into 4 amber glass dropper bottles when I open it. Keep it in the freezer.

For bottles you can search Amazon for 30ml / 1 oz ldpe dropper bottles for a smaller quantity, I buy in bulk from heartland vapes.

u/catchthemagicdragon · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Nicotine river for VG, Carolina Xtract's or vaportek for nic, the scale

For flavorings, just go on all the flavors and buy for recipes you think you'll like.

u/ecib · 3 pointsr/Coffee

This guy right here.

Easy to read, has tare function, accurate withing 1 gram, comes with two weighing trays (uh...cause you don't own any small cups or bowls, right?), and 10 year warranty. Also weighs up to about 4.5 lbs, so I can use it for other stuff.

Had for a little less than a year and tested it with a 50g calibration weight recently and it was still dead on. So far so good. This thing has been a functional champ so far.

u/Reddit-Hivemind · 3 pointsr/Coffee

$50 seems like a ton for a scale. The scale I got off amazon is 1000g max, 0.1g accuracy and cost $9.

I can even put my french press on it (about 400g w/ grounds), tare it, then add 700g of water so I know what my coffee:water ratio is.

There are other good, cheap scales on amazon too I think you can take your pick for sub $20. The only thing I would change about mine is to get a slightly larger one-- the small scale size works good for measuring coffee, but may not seat the chemex or french press well enough. I end up using like a coaster to raise the scale bed.

u/DubbuhDubbuh · 3 pointsr/trees

One of the best investments I've ever made.

u/pockified · 3 pointsr/tea

This AWS 1kg x 0.1g scale would be the perfect addition.

If you travel and don't already have one, a nice thermos could also be valuable. Zojirushi makes my favorite.

Personally, I haven't had too much success buying teas from Amazon.

u/bojee · 3 pointsr/keto

The secret? Buy a food scale (this one goes for less than $7 on amazon).

Reading food labels and measuring all of your precooked food, will allow you to keep track (Myfitnesspal app, Loseit app are two popular apps) of exactly how many calories you're eating.

  • For example, I ate a spinach and bacon omelette with cheese (3 eggs, 4 slices of bacon, 4 ounces of shredded mild cheddar, 141 grams of frozen spinach). Total calories - 1,050 (5g net carbs/73 g fat/82 g protein).

    If you go out to eat, you should be able to find out the calorie amounts for different fast-food or restaurants in the tracking apps as well.
u/pimaniac · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Here's my kit:

u/tnfootball16 · 3 pointsr/saplings
Have had it for 4 years now and it still weighs perfectly

u/redpandaflying93 · 3 pointsr/tea

I use this AWS scale from Amazon

Nothing fancy, but it gets the job done at a fair price

u/Nu_Recovery_ · 3 pointsr/kratom

Gram scales are really cheap online but get kind of expensive when you buy in person. A kitchen scale usually won't measure gram doses very accurately so the one I linked is what I would suggest. I've had it for over a year and it works great. You can get them at smoke shops but they're usually over $20 so I would definitely buy online.

u/ejchristian86 · 3 pointsr/knitting

I use this one for both business and personal yarn. You probably don't need 1/10ths of a gram for general knitting purposes but I needed it for measuring dye so... yeah. I definitely recommend digital since you can zero and calibrate it pretty easily, and it's a lot more accurate than a standard scale. If you do go standard, I'd recommend one that has a little slider as opposed to just a dial. They're more accurate and less likely to break.

u/Keroseneslickback · 3 pointsr/loseit

There's hundreds of good ones on Amazon between $10-15. I use this one:

Prep everything. Weigh it all raw before cooking.

u/JustARogue · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Alternatively, buy something like this:

and a couple of ziploc bags. Toss them in you bag. Wrap the scale in the ziploc and weigh your food. Then toss the ziploc away after your meal for no mess.

u/accostedbyhippies · 3 pointsr/Fitness


I can maybe eyeball amounts after 2 years of weighing and when I double check with the scale my estimate is off at least half the time. Buy a scale. Weigh everything. Stick to only food you prepare or come with Nutrition data on the package for a few weeks.

Then see what happens. The speed and amount of your weight gain is concerning and there may very well be underlying issues but I find it hard to believe your calorie count is correct, you're gaining weight and not dead tired all the time from some sort of malfunction in your metabolism. For all of these things to be true you'd have to be defying the very laws of physics.

u/citan_uzuki · 3 pointsr/loseit

You're past the big hurdle by already logging in two weeks. Good work on the initial weight loss, too. =)

MyFitnessPal and a food scale are your two strongest allies in the realm of accurate food intake measurements. MFP gives you a lot of information about everything -- from what you're eating at home to restaurant meals and more.

Over time, regular use of the scale will teach you how to eyeball serving sizes, understand how portion sizes actually look when compared to the nutrition facts, and really recognize how to improve your eating for both weight loss and healthy ongoing maintenance of a goal weight.

Good news: it's not a big investment to get a food scale. You can get one from Amazon for around $15 without Prime. Here's a good one that's highly rated and can hold up to 12 pounds for measuring.

Keep on truckin' OP.

u/Smilingaudibly · 3 pointsr/keto

The exact one I have! It's held up well for the three or so years I've had it

u/Waitwhatwtf · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Cereal - retarded o'calories
Fast food - retarded o'calories

What you're going to need to bag an Adonis:

  • Tailor's tape

  • Food scale

  • This, or on whatever your boat floats

  • Patience

    I went from 250 - 200 in about 3 months by simply cutting out carbs entirely. Ketogenic diets can definitely help speed the process along, but you may find that chocolate cravings will replace penis cravings, so watch out for the backlash from hijacking a Hostess truck and devouring its contents wholesale.

    It's been said before, but read the FAQ.
    Use the food scale to help you plan accordingly to the nutritional data given by what you eat. Compare grams to grams. Boom, head shot.

    Measuring yourself with the tape is a much better metric than using a scale, in my opinion. Scales don't account for water weight or how full/empty your stomach was last time/is now.

    You can't out-exercise a shitty diet. Say that to yourself every time you go to eat something you shouldn't. You can have a treat when you're getting dicked by the type of guy you want. But then cut out the bullshit and get back to work. Beauty takes maintenance.

    Despite your desire for wanting cock, I highly recommend you exercise. Being healthy is a good thing. You may feel you have missed out X years, but health allows you to extend your life that much further. It's probably not as good, but getting in the habit now allows you to get boned by the old guys in your convalescent home.

    Your tits are probably going to sag. I'm just saying that now to mentally prepare you. I don't know what you look like, but I'm sure they're going to have a bit of sway that is unwelcome. I'm balding; we all have our flaws. On the bright side, I never have to pay for a hair cut again. I don't know what the silver lining is for saggy tits, but I'm sure you can figure it out. You're a smart person.
u/Troycar · 3 pointsr/gainit

I have this scale.

Had it for a couple years now and it works like a charm. Bought it originally for baking but it's primary use is food measuring now.

u/grae313 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Go to amazon and look for one between $10 and $20 with a lot of reviews. You don't need anything fancy, a basic scale will be reliable and cheap. I have this guy, great little scale.

u/fordus · 3 pointsr/keto

I really like this Ozeri and would buy another. It cleans up easily, lightweight, durable and you can easily switch between oz, g, ml.

u/WizardCap · 3 pointsr/Breadit

Get a cheap kitchen scale (I use this one), and it's a whole new world! So much easier than using volumes, and much more precise.

If I use a recipe that's been given in volume, I weigh each ingredient and make a note of the mass for future use.

u/Jynxers · 3 pointsr/1200isplenty

There are a bunch of well-rated ones on Amazon in the $10-$15 range. I have this Ozeri one and it's fine.

u/Sharkoon1 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Ye we have a scale , at first i would use scale , but later you can pretty good eyeball stuff,so when im eating out i eyeball . But at home i pretty much put everything on a scale

got this one , its pretty good.

And in terms of bodycomposition if you want to gain muscle or lose fat its not important to eat 100% "clean"(but i do it for my health) , i have for myself set up a rule that i get atleast 500 g of grean veggies, good protein, 2 fruits and oats, then i put some stuff here and there into my diet.

After some time you will begin to mix stuff up, i like to use peanut butter in the morning with oats , bananas , milk and some vanilla whey for the flavour. Its pretty good. Cooking is a skill like lifting ;)

u/EastCoast2300 · 3 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

I am looking to start making my own juice, and already have a digital scale. The amazon page says its range is from 1-5750 grams, will this be a problem? I have heard that you should get a scale that can read down to .1 grams

Here is the scale for reference:

u/jaredfrommars · 3 pointsr/Breadit

I would recommend getting a kitchen scale and measuring everything by weight as listed in the recipe. It will give you much more consistent results!

u/tc88 · 3 pointsr/loseit

This one is affordable and works well. A lot of people here use that one.

u/vegetablesactivated · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

Just to be a bit more clear about what vondahl has said: Buy a Food Scale and weigh your food to get an accurate amount. Here is a video explaining the basic way to use one and here is a bit more in depth on how to get an accurate calorie count (just use MFP instead of USDA)

u/Well-yousee · 3 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Here is a much cheaper option. I've use this one almost every day for over a year now and it's worked perfectly, still on the original batteries.

u/marymango1 · 3 pointsr/loseit

I'm surprised no one has mentioned this, but get a food scale! It's like $12 on amazon, and pretty essential for CICO. Volume measurements can be so inaccurate, I bet if you start weighing your food you will start to see the pounds go. This is the one a lot of us use:

Also, do not eat back the exercise calories! They way overestimate how much you burn and you can't trust it.

u/Banner_Free · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Background: I was in a similar situation last year, albeit a bit lighter. 5'6" 175lbs, 27 years old, hadn't exercised at all since a weight training class in high school. I'm now a regular solo gym-goer ... still nowhere near being a fitness expert, but I do know some things and I did go through the "noob" phase very recently.


I can't emphasize enough the importance of good eating habits. In your current situation, losing fat is a major priority, and therefore it is absolutely essential that you adjust your eating habits accordingly. All the exercise your body can handle (at least, in its current state) can't make up for eating at a major calorie surplus every day. (Anecdote: I once lost thirty pounds in four months by maintaining a calorie deficit, and no exercise beyond walking 1mi twice a day.)

Use a TDEE calculator to find out how many calories your body is using, and multiply that number by 0.8 to find out how many you should be eating. Some say subtract 500 instead; you can experiment a bit and figure out what works for you, but the important part is to settle into a healthy and sustainable calorie deficit.

It can be a huge, gigantic, unbelievable pain in the ass to count calories, estimate calories, and deny yourself treats because they have too many calories, but ultimately none of us can escape physics: To lose weight, calories-in must be less than calories-out. It definitely gets easier with time, as what are now strange and inconvenient methods become almost instinctive processes.

Keep a special eye out for liquid calories - it's okay to have some, but make sure they're counted! Coffee with cream and sugar, juice, and alcohol are the three big issues I've seen with people who claim to be counting calories perfectly, setting a healthy deficit, and still not losing weight. It also doesn't help that getting drunk makes it really easy to eat a lot of junk food.

If you don't cook, start cooking. If you do cook, start cooking healthy things with known calorie quantities. A simple $20 kitchen scale is incredibly helpful in putting together meals to target calorie goals.


Hiring a personal trainer was incredibly helpful for me. If you can afford it, do it. If you can't afford it, ask if your gym offers any complimentary or discounted "intro" sessions. When I got back into the gym, I had no idea what to do, and I was afraid that whatever I might do, I would get get wrong. Having a professional helping me out made all the difference in getting me started and establishing the right habits. I used to have the same issues you did - not knowing what to do, not being confident that I could do it right, etc. - and I now work out three times a week on my own with full confidence that I'm "doing it right."

You should definitely decide on a routine and stick with it. The getting started section of the wiki has links to some good programs. I highly recommend either Starting Strength or Stronglifts 5x5. I'm doing SL5x5 now and I really enjoy both the simplicity and the results.

As for needing a spotter: Well, it's helpful, but it's not strictly necessary. Let's use SL as an example. It has five exercises: squat, deadlift, overhead press, bench press, row. If you can't make it through a rep of deadlift, row, or OHP, you can just put the weight back down. If you can't make it through a rep of squat, let the bar sit on the rack and crawl out from underneath. If you can't make it through a rep of bench press, considering the low weights you'll be starting with, just lower the bar to your chest, and roll it down and off your body. (I'm mostly parroting the SL5x5 site right now. It describes this all in much better detail.)

It's also worth noting that you'll be starting at very low weights and gradually increasing them. This will help you develop a sense of when to go for one more rep and how to recognize that your body can't handle another one.

As for your girlfriend's ability to spot you: You'd be surprised. Until you get up to really high weights, a spotter won't have to do a ton of work to help you through a rep you can't finish. Let's say you're trying to do a set of five bench presses at 100 lbs. You make it through four reps but are struggling with the fifth one. At that point, you're still probably capable of pressing something like 80-90 lbs, so she'll just have to help you with the last 10-20 lbs. And of course, if you need your spotter to help you finish a rep, that means the set is over.

Best of luck with your fitness journey, and please feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

u/Simula_crumb · 3 pointsr/diabetes

>Question everything you can - don't take no for an answer, have it explained to you step by step. Learn to count carbs, learn what to look for, question every bit of advice you get and make sure it's completely accurate.

This, 1000 times over.

Some more practical advice (assuming you're in the States):

  • Order a food scale on Amazon tonight so it will be waiting for you when you get out of the hospital. It doesn't need to be anything fancy. Something like this is fine.

  • This is a good starting list of carb factors and an explanation of how to use them. Learning this method will help you have a more normal life as soon as you're home from the hospital, and it is is crucial for pumping.

  • Ask for a Multiclix lancet. It is by far the easiest and most pain-free lancet for kids.

  • Tomorrow, call your local JDRF and ask that they send you a "Bag of Hope." Inside will be a great book on Type 1, a stuffed bear your son can give shots to, and the most accurate BG meter as well as another Multiclix

  • Order this book. While the ones already suggested by others are great, this is the best book specifically for children, IMO. The older edition is just as good, and less expensive, but is lacking some updated research citations and pump info.

    edited to add: if you have other children, ask for them to be enrolled in Trialnet
u/patternfall · 3 pointsr/1200isplenty

EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale, Silver

I've beat the shit out of mine. Still good. Still accurate.

u/Elafacwen · 3 pointsr/loseit

Hello! I, too, am a female in my early 20's, have always been a fat kid, and came from a family who didn't give a shit about fitness and food. My heaviest weight was over 270lbs, and I have lost a total of 62 pounds since October by simply counting calories. That's all that is really too it.

  1. Join MyFitnessPal It is free and wonderful, and add me as a friend! My Reddit name is the same as my username.

  2. Buy a food scale on Amazon. This is the one I use.

  3. Dig out your measuring cups and spoons.

  4. Start out by MEASURING EVERYTHING you would normally eat using said food scale and measuring spoons. LOG EVERYTHING in MyFitnessPal. This will give you an idea of how many calories you are consuming with your typical food choices and serving size.

  5. Experience second reality check.

  6. Change.

    Start slow, make gradual changes, and stick with it. Once you have a set calorie goal (myfitnesspal will help you with that) you will realize that your current food choices are no longer keeping you satiated and under your calorie goal, and you will soon learn that healthy foods will keep you going longer and keep you under your calorie limit. And allow yourself one cheat day a week!

    Expect hunger pains and cravings for the first few weeks as you start to settle into your new, healthy routine. Once you get actual good food into your system and cut out all the junk, these cravings will diminish. However, be aware that once you eat 'junk food', you will find yourself craving it for a few days afterwards.

    A few awesome things:

    Water-Drink a lot. Coffee (watch the cream serving size and sugar!) helps control hunger when you are starting to shrink your stomach.

    Veggies-Steamed or raw, have them EVERYDAY.

    Non-Processed foods-learn to cook!

    Eggs-Awesome source of protein to keep you going.

    Lean Cuisine Dinners-With a steamed veggie on the side, perfect for a busy or lazy day.

    Don't buy trigger foods-Those bag of chips look good? How about all of those cookie choices? DON'T BUY THEM. If it isn't in the house, you are not going to cheat or binge on it.

    FIND WHAT WORKS FOR YOU! Experiment, change things up. What works for one person won't always fit the next person.
u/hojoseph99 · 3 pointsr/1200isplenty

I've always liked this scale but haven't really tried anything else. It works pretty well. I bought a new one recently because the one I have that's a couple years old has been acting a little finicky (I'm assuming from getting splashed w/ water or food). I looked at the Ozeri one the other person posted but was dissuaded by a few of the negative reviews.

u/MootchieFox · 3 pointsr/keto

This is the one I've had since 2013. Accurate, takes up little counter space, clear display in grams, ounces, kilograms, or pounds and I've only had to replace the battery once in the last 3 years. Eatsmart also makes this awesome bathroom scale, which I also have.

u/DubTrollz · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I bought this one last week. So far I have no complaints, it had plenty of good reviews on amazon as well. It seems accurate, I'd say it does the job fine.

u/airemyn · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

[This] ( is the one I have. It's easy to use, accurate, and comes with a little reference guide to get you started. I'm kind of obsessed with it.

u/mavandeh · 3 pointsr/Coffee
u/plainsightgames · 3 pointsr/Coffee

LOVE the 155. You only see 185s out there, but those are designed for large volume brewing (20oz.+ yields). Way to get the right device for the brewing you're doing! Here's my (professional barista and coffee educator 5 yr.s+) take on your 3 questions:

  1. You're doing it right, almost: Don't let the bed get quite dry. Keep all the grounds underwater. Grinding finer can solve this problem, but can create other problems (overextraction). The best thing to do is to work on controlling your flow rate: pour a slower, thinner stream every time you pour.
  2. A scale is THE good/fast/cheap way to measure water. Here's my favorite. It's affordable and durable:
  3. Your temp control method might be giving you water that's a little too hot. If you grind finer (see above), too-hot water will exacerbate overextraction. Generally, I don't go back to heat between every pulse. Try setting it on the low-heat burner every-other pulse. At home (away from the shop) I use a plug-in electric kettle. I let it boil. I immediately pour it into my gooseneck. That transfer drops temp to approx 207F.
u/gorignak_gorignak · 3 pointsr/barista

For espresso, we use these and they're great. They have a .1g resolution, fit comfortably on a drip tray, and they're backlit.

u/yokken · 3 pointsr/Coffee

You know, I really don't know where the ratio came from! I just read it in many places, including Sweet Maria's, SomethingAwful's coffee thread, Reddit, and probably some product pages or random tutorials/videos scattered throughout the web. It seems to be an ideal ratio that gives you just enough of the flavor without wasting beans or making it difficult to get a proper extraction, with the coffee ending up too sour as a result of too short a brew/too coarse grounds or too bitter, as a result of too long a brew/too fine grounds. Adding more grounds means you need a longer brew time, and from what I've experienced, most people's brew times revolve around the 1:16 ratio (or at least seem to work best for it). By all means, play with the ratio, but 1:16 should serve as a good starting point. I've brewed 1:14 ratio and 1:18 ratio and they both taste great. 1:14 has a real punch to it with something like the Aeropress, but can be hard to brew without a little sourness or bitterness, and 1:18 is sometimes a little watery/muted through something like a V60 or Chemex.

Get a scale like this one for under $20. Take notes when you start brewing, so you can keep a consistent grind size, water temp, grounds mass, and water mass. Water is 1g per mL so it's really easy to measure it out without a measuring cup - just throw the kettle on your scale, tare it, and fill the kettle! Take note of what time you stopped pouring (or how long until you ran out of water), and the time it finished draining. Aim for ~3min brew time on pourover, usually "blooming" for first 30sec, then finishing pour around 2min. Like I mentioned in the OP, the Aeropress brew takes about half that time. Once you make a really great cup, draw tons of circles and arrows and make sure you don't lose that recipe! You can put it into a text document on your computer of course. I have about 6 pages of notes, front and back, from when I was really into coffee and was brewing it every day or every other day. I don't need to mess with settings anymore because I've got my whole setup dialed in.

Edit: Sorry to whomever downvoted me... trying to help someone who said they just got into coffee.

u/sleepbot · 3 pointsr/Coffee

I'd forgo the steel filter, at least for the time being - paper filters produce great coffee and are dirt cheap. I'd put the money you save either toward a scale or an electric grinder. I use a Capresso Infinity grinder, which is about $93 on Amazon at the moment and an American Weigh Scales digital pocket scale, which is about $20 on Amazon.

u/CRT_HERO · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Until recently, coffee was just a means to an end for me- an unpleasant beverage to be endured for warmth and caffeine. Now I know that coffee is very diverse and capable of being fantastically delicious.

I want to start brewing great coffee at home, and I currently have ~$150 to put towards gear. I have an electric kettle and a digital food thermometer, and I just received a French press and a pour-over cone. It looks like a decent burr grinder should be my first priority, then a scale, gooseneck kettle, and other brewing methods.

As far as grinders go, I've been trying to decide between the Baratza Encore and the Capresso Infinity. If I get the Encore, the only other thing I'd be able to get for now is a cheap scale like the American Weigh SC-2KG. I can get the Infinity for $70, and then I'd have more options. Which grinder would you go with? How would you spend the money? I'll be able to pick up other things later, I don't need or expect to get everything right now.

u/Brownigan09 · 3 pointsr/Coffee

I've been using this AWS scale with my Chemex for a while now.

Pretty cheap, accurate to 0.1g, and the 2kg max weight is more than enough (Chemex weighs ~600g with rinsed filter IIRC).

u/kd8aqz · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Baratza grinders are hard to beat. If you can manage to wait a little while, they offer refurbished models for sale too (I think they update on Thursday mornings US Eastern time) -

For a scale, I use and love the the American Weigh 2Kg scale. It has 0.1g resolution to measure your beans and because it can measure up to 2Kg you can put the Chemex right on it and measure your water while you brew! Plus, it's under $20USD.

If you have an iPhone, Intelligentsia has a great app that has guides for all sorts of different brew methods. It includes timers and calculators to let you know how much water to use for a given amount of coffee. (Sorry, I can't help with android apps).

I haven't gotten a gooseneck kettle yet and have been using a 2L electric kettle without any temp control. I use a thermometer every year or so to measure how long it takes for the amount of water I put into it to cool off from a boil to ~200F (which is around 2 minutes) and then just set a timer when I use it. That said, this kettle is on my wish list:

I make a pot of coffee with the Chemex almost every morning before going to work. I use a Klean Kanteen insulated bottle ( and some generic travel mug. Before brewing I pour boiling water through the filter of the Chemex and also into the bottle. Then when it's time to brew I pour the water from the Chemex into the travel mug and brew the Chemex as normal. Post brew - empty the warming water from mug and bottle, and pour in the coffee. The mug doesn't keep things warm for very long, but the bottle works pretty well for several hours.

Happy brewing!

u/Warrior504th · 3 pointsr/keto

I'll lead into this reply with - you aren't doing anything WRONG. You are losing weight. You just mentioned being dissatisfied with results and are asking us for what to adjust, but you can't adjust what you don't measure to begin with.

Now, because it appears you're asking for real solid advice, I'm going to be straight out honest with you and give ya some tough love:

Having a food scale does not really matter. Eggs, almonds, and avocados can be counted. Most everything else can be put in a measuring cup or counted based on the serving size on the package. Meat can be sectioned out - when you buy 1lb ground beef, split it into quarters and you know its 4oz per quarter. Real calorie counter apps will let you input the weight of the food before cooking, so you don't have to figure out what it weighs after, such as "4oz 15% fat ground beef - weight before cooking"

(EDIT: I see now below that you are sectioning out your foods - please record for the week in a quality tracker and report your intake for the whole straight week - I believe you'll be surprised).

If your calorie counter does NOT track fat and protein, you're flat out cheating yourself. If your fats range by say, +-30g in a given day to the next, and you cheat very minor usually 1, but sometimes 2 days per week, that alone can be ruining your progress. To give you an example: a change as minor as 1/4 cup of coconut shreds, a handful of almonds, a very small amount of pepperonis from trader joes, or a snack-sized breakfast sausage patty can be 30g of fat. Added daily, that counts for another 1/2 lb of weight loss progress LOST every single week. A couple very small "snacks" off your exact routine every day, and that could account for a full 1lb EVERY WEEK.

TL; DR - here's what you need to do, if you want better results (NOTE: you're already getting results, so this isn't a must):

  • Use a full on calorie tracker to track protein, fat, and carbs every day.
  • Select an exact frequency you will break your diet and stick to it (for instance, every other Saturday)
  • Measure your food. You may be in the ballpark of your calorie range, but an adjustment of 1-2 small snacks difference per day can ruin literally all of your projected losses.
  • Once you do this, you will get exact results for your exact intake, and we can give you exact advice. Other great advice below includes not going too steep on your deficit, checking your water intake, and that you will almost definitely be slightly different than most due to health concerns.

    You don't need a scale and you can be almost exactly on point without one. But if you DO really want one, here's one on amazon for $10:
u/BrewCrewKevin · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

Shit. This one.. Sorry, I was just trying to find the spices in Grey Lady for some guy in the recipe formulation thread.

Yes, it's at least internally consistent. And from what I've seen the last couple days, and from the reading i've done, I think scales are inherently more accurate than measuring cups anyways. Not that they are 100% accurate without a calibration procedure, but it can be trusted more.

u/SCLuB7911 · 3 pointsr/Coffee

About a year and half ago I went from 0-60 with this setup:

Here is a video I found about how it all works:

The big thing is to use FRESH roasted beans (we're talking ~3 weeks old or less). If you are buying beans that don't have a date on em, try again. Hopefully there is a coffee shop around you that will sell their own roast (usually comes in a 12oz package). If not you can try the grocery store or order online ( is a good start), it really depends on the city you live in.

I had always liked the aroma and taste of coffee in other things (ice cream specifically) but it wasn't until I got into beer that I really started to appreciate it. Hopefully this finds you well, feel free to send a message my way if you have any specific questions!

u/orange_ollie · 3 pointsr/loseit

Hi there! Congratulations on the birth of your kiddo :)

Take a look at the links the automod posted - they're very helpful and will give you the knowledge and tools to get started. You'll want to purchase a digital food scale like this, and download a calorie tracking app like MyFitnessPal or Lose It. Weight loss is mostly about cutting calories, but being active is wonderfully helpful not only for toning your body but also in making you feel better about yourself. Walking is a fantastic activity for new moms - that was exactly how I started getting back into exercise after having my daughter last year.

For healthy recipe inspiration, take a look at SkinnyTaste, Sprouted Kitchen, and OhSheGlows. You can import the recipes directly into your calorie app. There are many, many more low calorie/healthy cooking blogs to discover and explore. Find one or two you like and have fun cooking!

One important note: If you are breastfeeding, take a look at this article and talk to your lactation consultant/doctor before you start cutting calories. Restricting calories too much can lower your supply.

Good luck with the weight loss, the exercise, and the kiddo!

u/Nutrionalt · 3 pointsr/omad

I would recommend getting a scale they are around $13 it is not a must though. I realized after this summer that I was really underestimating my intake in terms of calories especially on things like cooked meats and grains, so I switch to a pretty vegetable heavy diet. I can eat a few pounds of carrots and broccoli and other vegetables and feel stuffed for less than 1,000 calories.

u/senorchip · 3 pointsr/loseit

Get this one. It is a best seller with tons of reviews & takes two triple aaa batteries so when it runs out of juice you don't have to buy weird special batteries.

u/dtlr · 3 pointsr/keto

I got this digital food scale from Amazon and it was the best $12 I've ever spent.

Ozeri Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale, Elegant Black

If I'm going to have chicken salad for lunch tomorrow, I will weigh each individual ingredient before dumping it into the bowl, and enter them each into the app I use to track my macros (Cronometer). If I'm going to have pork rinds for a snack, I will weigh out the exact serving size listed on the package, and enter it into Cronometer. Don't freak out, it's incredibly simple.

I'm not saying you have to do this, but it is very easy to let things get away from you when you don't know exactly how much you're eating. Good luck!

u/eggplantsrin · 3 pointsr/MealPrepSunday
u/ButterSlider · 3 pointsr/loseit

Just pick up the highest recommended one on Amazon such as this one :) There's many brands but the basic end product is the same; all have a tare function and many also let you switch between ounces and grams.


I'm on my third one (dropped one, housemate drowned another) and I haven't noticed any sort of difference between them, despite all being different brands.

u/Kami_no_Kage · 3 pointsr/1500isplenty

This is the one on the sidebar of /r/loseit.

u/aliceisaeep · 3 pointsr/1200isplenty

Ozeri ZK14-S Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale, Elegant Black

I've had mine for over a year still working well,however it is not heavy duty so you have to be a bit gentle with it

u/CompetitionEater · 3 pointsr/1200isplenty

I bought this one off of amazon because is was cheap, and it works fine. Sorry for the gross link, I'm on mobile.
To some extent, they should all be the same. I like having multiple units, though (my last scale was analog), it makes logging stuff into MFP easier.

u/daiko7 · 3 pointsr/loseit

I have two. This was the first one I bought last year. It still works great. It's scuffed up a bit, though.

I bought this to keep at work. It works pretty well too.

u/PsychoLLamaSmacker · 3 pointsr/fatlogic
u/Brain_Cookie_Elves · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding

Amazon's top seller food scale is $12 i think

Ozeri Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale, Elegant Black

Here you go, same one I use.

u/spyyked · 3 pointsr/Supplements

I'm a little late to this party and having read through some of the conversations already posted here, i've got a couple thoughts/ideas.

-my personal experience-

For me, to lose weight, I have to do all of the following: reduce my carb intake to ~50g per day, 30-40+ minutes of cardio every other day, and 3-4 days of heavy weight training per week. If I skip out on any one of these I'll stall out and just maintain. The scale put me at 13.7% body fat/49% lean muscle this morning just to give an idea of my physique.

-my thoughts-

You mention that you reduced your carbs but largely didn't calculate the rest of your daily intake. Considering weight control is, in a nutshell, calories in vs calories out - I have a few recommendations.

Figure your TDEE using an online tool, I like this one. Use this to help you calculate a deficit. It sounds like you're interested in super low carb so I'll echo other's recommendation of /r/keto. They're a pretty decent community and love to help out. After you've got some macros figured out, buy a food scale. Boom. $13 on amazon. Use this scale to actually measure your foods so you can actually know close to what your actual caloric intake is like.

Don't be afraid of dietary fats. It sounds like you might not have been getting enough during your cutting phase if you were left fatigued and lethargic. Dietary fats are critical components of many body processes as well as rich in energy. This could be a limiting factor in testosterone production as well as other hormones/chemicals/etc.

Why weight lifting is critical to losing fat. I'll keep it super simple, and it'll probably come off like common sense. When the body is faced with a caloric deficit, it has to get energy to function from somewhere. It typically won't rob the organs as a first line of defense. That leaves body fat and body muscle. The body knows that muscle is expensive to maintain and the proteins in it can be used to perform other bodily functions. If the body has no need for maintaining muscle mass it will consume the muscle mass as a priority. If you exercise with heavy weight lifting your body will produce hormones and chemicals that signal your metabolism that the muscle is critical for survival, get the energy from somewhere else...body fat.

Supplementation to help fat loss - People have been losing weight for years just by modifying their diet and exercise. There's no reason (assuming you are a typically functioning human) that you shouldn't be able to get as lean as you want without trying to artificially regulate your systems. There are some supplements that can help especially if you're deficient in some area but that should show up on blood tests. I would recommend putting supplementation out of your mind unless you get a blood test that clearly shows that you're deficient in something.

-what next?-

Consume less calories than your body needs but make sure to get enough protein and fat since they're the most important. Perform heavy weight training several days per week to keep your body in a mode that will prioritize keeping your muscle and using your body fat for energy. You don't have to be trying to get huge in the gym, just make sure you're not curling the 2.5lb dumbbells and calling it a day. Starting Strength is a great program for beginners that would probably fit your bill pretty nicely assuming you have access to a gym. Cardio is great exercise and can really boost your cardio-pulmonary health. Use cardio as a tool to drive up your TDEE and make your caloric deficit more efficient. I know you said you're more interested in looking at the mirror instead of the scale, and I 99% agree that this is the best measure of success. However, a scale that can measure your body fat% would be very useful in measuring progress. You might not see the .5% body fat loss but the scale will tell you. It might not be super accurate to an exact body fat % but after owning this one for a few months, I can say it does a good job of showing my ups and downs.

-as far as supplements go-

daily multi-vitamin - for obvious reasons

daily psyllium husk - start with 5g and that's probably enough. helps with appetite, makes bathroom time effortless, helps with digestion, and overall leaves you feeling good and fresh.

caffeine - dont overdo it but sometimes some caffeine or a preworkout can give you that boost of energy you need to get through something.

whey protein - if you physically have too much difficulty eating enough protein from food, this can be useful. it's not a magic muscle saving serum or anything...just another form of dietary protein.

u/NumNumLobster · 3 pointsr/cincinnati

Probably less than you think.

Something like this:

is accurate to a gram it says.

I tossed a candyland piece on my kitchen scale out of curiosity (not that model) and its 3g.

If it becomes you an issue you could make that part of check in and check out. Just put an index card listing the pieces and the weight in each game and a bag to keep them in. When they check out you dump them in the scale and let the customer see it is all there. When they return you do the same and have an actual list of what should be there so if it doesn't match you can say "hey one of the blue pieces is missing" or whatever

u/Hq3473 · 3 pointsr/DiscoElysium

Yes. But in English it generally refers more specifically to "weight of the container" (usually to be deducted when weighing something out) rather than to container itself.

See second definition here:

You can see this word used a lot on kitchen scales (some scale call this "Zero" instead):

It's a probably a bit of false-friend mis-translation.

u/BringBackManaPots · 3 pointsr/Coffee

> to improve coffee. Probably second only to using fresh quality beans. Right now as you change your techniques you are really just pissing into the w

I wouldn't necessarily say 'pissing in the wind', but rocky's got a point. It makes a big difference. I bit the bullet and replaced my MrCoffee blade grinder with a Baratza Encore and I've fallen in love. 100% Worth the money, unless you're willing to mill your beans by hand.


I would argue that one of the biggest, easiest changes to make is to pick up a scale and to get a goose-neck kettle w/ a thermometer. I went years eye-balling the water:grinds ratio, and this (even moreso than the grinder) changed the game for me.

Amazon has a ton of scales that run the gamut - but you could very easily get away with something as simple as the $10-15 Ozeri Kitchen scales.

u/Flitterbee · 3 pointsr/breakingmom

A food scale and a facial cleaner spinny thing. I also got a bikini area trimmer thing but it sucks so I'm not linking it.

u/JDSchu · 3 pointsr/loseit

Really depends on how much you pack it in there, I guess.

For future reference, it's SUPER cheap to pick up a digital food scale. I got mine for $12 off Amazon and it's pretty versatile and works flawlessly.

u/kittycatblues · 3 pointsr/Myfitnesspal

There are plenty on Amazon or Walmart in the $10-$15 range. I would get a digital one that holds at least 11 lbs., is easy to tare, and switch between grams, ounces and pounds. This one is random one that looks decent and it only $11.10 after coupon if you have Prime:

u/Rewind2013 · 3 pointsr/loseit

Eyeballing a cup or tablespoon is not accurate for almost everyone. See this video (and a ton of others on Youtube) for an example why

Get a cheap food scale. It will save you unintended calories in the long run. I understand it is annoying to bring around places, but there are many small enough to fit into a small backpack/handbag.

u/OnTheRocksWithSalt · 3 pointsr/1200isplenty

That’s what they’re getting at. A lot of packaging will say something like “approximately 13 crackers”, and/or just give you weight. This is why, for people using CICO, a food scale is a godsend.

Edit: Ozeri ZK14-S Pronto Digital...

This is my fav.

u/readitandbleep · 3 pointsr/loseit

We use this model Escali scale and it's been great.

u/breadnbutterfly · 3 pointsr/Cooking

My first scale was a cheapy little scale from brandsmart. It did the job and was accurate. And it had a tare feature for zeroing out the weight of the bowl or container your measuring in, but several things bugged me about it. First it would auto shut-off in about a minute, which generally meant I had to be watching the read-out, just in case I went to go grab another ingredient and it shut-off. Another was that it only held about 4 lbs, so i couldn't measure large quantities. Oh and the batteries, the battery life was only a few months, and it used those expensive circular batteries.

So when I got my new scale I made sure to look for something that would give me everything I needed. This new one is great, it doesn't auto shut-off for 4 minutes, it weighs up to 11 lbs, and uses regular AA batteries, which I have yet to change! Best thing it was only $25.

So things to look for:

  • tare feature
  • length of auto shut-off
  • type of batteries used
  • weight capacity
  • ease of cleanup

u/ZenOfPie · 3 pointsr/Baking

The Wilton chart is for 2" pans.

A 3" pan will hold more batter.

You want to fill a cake pan no more than 1/2 to 2/3 full, depending on how much the batter rises - I have a recipe for Red Velvet Cake that rises more than usual so I use a deeper pan or go up to a 9" pan when making a full recipe.

However 6" cake pans are perfect for making smaller cakes for one or two people so I use them much more often than my larger pans these days as there are only the 2 of us and neither of us have much of a sweet tooth.

a 6x3 pan has a total volume of 5.8 cups. So 1/2 to 2/3 of that is what you can safely bake in it - 2.9 cups to 3.9 cups of batter fills it.

an 8x2 pan has a usable volume of 3.5 c to 4.6 c

a 9x2 pan has a usable volume of 4.4 c to 5.9 cups

Most recipes are for 2 layers.

The easiest conversion for your smaller pans is to find a recipe intended for a 9x2 pan and make half of it - that will make enough for 2 layers using 6x3 pans.

Because recipes vary somewhat in the actual volume they make, you will probably need to experiment a few times. Using an 8x2 two layer recipe could give you just enough batter (if the yield is at the low end of the range for the pans) or a bit too much (if it yields at the high end). No big deal, just make some cupcakes as well and adjust accordingly next time you make the recipe. A little math will be involved is all.

I'm curious, is the book to which you refer one of the Small Batch Baking books? My experience with those was also negative. The problem, I believe, is not with the recipes per se but with the way they are measured. Cake batters are extremely susceptible to small changes in ingredient quantities. Even when making "normal" quantities of 2 8" or 9" layers, variations in ingredient quantities can easily "break" a recipe. And when measuring by volume, quantities ALWAYS vary.

I strongly recommend switching to by-weight measuring for baking, especially for cakes. There are at least 3 pretty good recipe books that give most or all measurements by weight.

The Cake Book

The Cake Bible

*Great Cakes

If you've had trouble with cakes, switch to by-weight measures. It's amazing how much difference it can make in your baking. It also makes dividing recipe quantities much easier. Scales are quite affordable.

I own the Polder KSC-310-28, currently on sale at Amazon for $21, a real deal since I paid a lot more for mine.

I also own the Escali P115C Primo, which is ok but I like the Polder better, plus atm it's more expensive (normally the Polder is the more expensive scale).

Also many people swear by the My Weigh KD-8000 "Baker's Math" Scale. It's a bit pricier but it is pretty heavy duty - manages up to 17 lbs! You can get a power cord for it (though you can use batteries if you want to) - search on "Old Will Knott Scales" to find where you can get both the scale and the power cord (plus full details on the scale itself).

u/irritable_sophist · 3 pointsr/tea
  • If you're an engineer and have a little disposable income, one very popular choice is the Bonavita 1l variable temp kettle. Sometimes the lids on these do rust for no apparent reason. Cheap thermometers are cheap, and you might want to have one.

  • A 10-12oz ceramic mug is good for starting out with. There is a Chinese style with a lid that has a lot to recommend it.

  • Tea from good vendors comes in packaging that will keep it adequately fresh for months. You should just drink it up soon enough that you don't need storage.

  • You are missing a basket-style infuser.

  • Not absolutely necessary, if you are sticking with small broken-leaf tea that can easily be measured with a spoon, a small digital scale is inexpensive and useful for measuring tea with large, fancy leaf or tea that has been compressed.

    This is basic gear for so-called "Western-style" brewing for one person. If you decide you want to scale up with this method, there are pots that work with the same principle.
u/MrMartyJones · 3 pointsr/quittingkratom

> I've ordered a scale ($20) because I've realized how important it is to know your exact GPD. You cannot get that by using spoons. Just knowing your intake is a step forward. From there you can taper

This is THE best advice for getting started. Forget cutting back or your plan. Just start by getting stable at a standard dose for the day (and you have to measure to know what that standard is). Just getting to a point where your intake is stable and not dictated by "well I'm going past the bag, I guess I'll get another scoop" or "I feel like taking another", is a good first step.


And you don't even have to pay $20 for a scale. This one works perfectly fine for $7!


Get started today. Keep a written log. You'll feel better getting it out of your head and onto paper, and that paper can help keep you accountable. You won't know how to get where you're going until you know where you are currently.

u/VooperTrooper · 3 pointsr/saplings

American Weigh Scales AWS-600-BLK Digital Personal Nutrition Scale, Pocket Size, Black

u/DavesBand · 3 pointsr/Silverbugs

American Weigh Scales AWS-600-BLK Digital Personal Nutrition Scale, Pocket Size, Black

It does up to 500g, has been SUPER accurate for me, and does Troy oz. Love it

u/matrixman92 · 3 pointsr/funkopop
  1. This is the one I see recommended most

  2. Weights should never be taken as concrete, there are a lot of factors that can screw with it. Like some have more plastic wrap around them, glue, and other small factors like that. It is best to combine a scale and layout if possible. But using a scale can be very beneficial for sets that dont have layouts tho.

  3. I really dont think most care. But I personally would not take a scale into a small comic shop and weight out the rares, it just seems awkward to me. Ive also seen people mention that their hot topics are super anal about it and forbid it. I personally havent run into any issues at any store I have done it.
u/Sheng_Gut · 3 pointsr/tea

No worries at all, I'm more than happy to help as much as I can. I'm super passionate about tea and love seeing new people want to try it out, especially gongfu!

Because you've expressed interest in having a full gongfu set up, below I'm going to give you a couple examples of starter-packs consisting of a tea table, gaiwan, pitcher, strainer, and tea cups (and a tea pet if you're really feeling like going all out).

Nearly everything I'm going to list below is from Yunnan Sourcing's US-based website, because that way you won't have to wait for China shipping. Although, don't get used to US shipping. The deeper you get into this hobby, the more you're going to be ordering from vendors who ship directly from China, which generally takes anywhere from 10-15 business days. It's best to accept that fact up front and just get used to it--honestly, now I don't even notice. It shows up when it shows up.

Okay, without further ado, here's the full gongfu package that I'd recommend for one person just getting into gongfu.

Tea Table: ~$45.00USD (US Shipping)

Gaiwan + Teacup: $10.00USD (US Shipping)

Cha Hai (Glass Pitcher): $6.50USD (US Shipping)

Strainer: $3.20USD (US Shipping)

^That will have all the brewing utensils that you'd need to get started with gongfu (though some would argue you don't need the tea table, just use a cloth or a dish or something, but since you seem interested in the full package, that's what I'd go with...that's actually the table I use now!)

Now...when it comes to tea...

I'd first highly recommend picking up a scale (this one from Amazon is only $9.00USD and works really well:

As for strong sweet flavor that doesn't need sugar, I'd recommend starting with oolongs, which are typically very smooth, sweet, floral, and somewhat creamy.

Here are a couple of my personal favorites that are extremely budget-friendly, ship super fast, and are all from Eco-Cha.

Four Seasons Spring Oolong:

Dong Ding Oolong:

Alishan High Mountain Oolong:

If you're feeling adventurous, then I'd definitely pick up some puerh as well. The Basics Puer Tea Sample Set from White2Tea is
one of the best introductions you can ask for. It's $39.99USD for 400g of solid tea (4x100g cakes of Spring, Autumn, Huangpian [large leaf], and 10-year-old tea), and it always comes with a free puerh pick, and ships anywhere in the world for free, which is super nice.

If you purchase everything I listed, you'd spend ~$130.00USD, which would set you up with a tea-set you would grow into, and enough tea to last you roughly 2 months, and that's assuming you drink 10g of tea every day, which is highly unlikely.

If you're on a super tight budget, then I'd recommend ditching the tea table and just getting the gaiwan+teacup, the scale, and the teas. Everything else isn't nearly as important, though if you have the money, it's certainly nice to have the full setup.

u/in_the_blind · 3 pointsr/loseit

One idea is to prepare your lunch at home and bring it in.

Amazon has a few possibilities searching for portable scales

u/Gyldenkrantz · 3 pointsr/Coffee

Love that you're seeing improvement and a higher degree of consistency! Some super simple steps to up your game on a budget would be to time your brewing times on your phone.
In addition, I recommend picking up the American Weigh pocket scale for $6.
Equipped with a scale and a timer you will be able to further improve consistency and avoid over/under extractions.
Hope this helps you out!

Link to the scale:

u/JerryLupus · 3 pointsr/trees

For those who don't know :)

[600g (0.1g increments) scale $7.90 w/prime delivery] (

$7.99 - 500g calibration weight (MUST HAVE)

u/Profeshed · 3 pointsr/Baking

Coming from a professional: Try weighing your ingredients. It’s common to be a little heavy handed with measuring flour by volume, and more water makes a crust tough. Your problem sounds like too much flour to butter, since liquid should be kept to a bare minimum and you really don’t need much.

Try a vodka crust (look for recipes online), you get to use a little more liquid since the vodka cooks out and it lends to a much nicer crust (NO vodka taste, and the crust is more tender)

Keep ingredients cold. Use ice water. Watch some YouTube videos.

This is my favorite scale. It’s $8 and extremely accurate

u/KrazyKracks · 3 pointsr/kratom

Don't worry too much about the particular strain, because you never know which one will work better. I would say that a red, gold, Bentuangie, and green vein would be good options. Gold Bali, Red Maeng Da, Royal Bentuangie, and green hulu kapuas are some of my favorites. I highly recommend getting the Royal Bentuangie from herbal-Rva, as it is one of the best pain relieving strains, and is very popular. Other great vendors are socal herbal remedies, canopy botanicals, or Gaia ethnobotanicals. To find their Kratom, search "speciosa" in their shop. You might want to order an ounce of a few different strains to see which one you like best, then order more as some might not work for you at all, while others work great. I highly recommend getting a scale like this to know how much you're taking, what dose works best, and to avoid taking too much and getting nauseas because of it.

u/tletnes · 3 pointsr/Cooking

I love my OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Food Scale with Pull-Out Display, 11-Pound

u/tylerthepup · 3 pointsr/1200isplenty

This is one amazing. I’m weird and have tried 5 different food scales and this one is by far my favorite.
It’s $50 but it can hold up to 11 lbs which is wonderful because you can put huge pots on it and just add whatever by zeroing it out. I’ve weighed a weeks worth of food up to 4000 grams at once before (not including the pot). All the other ones I’ve tried max out at 5 lbs which really doesn’t hold much, if you’re trying to zero a heavy pot and food.

You can also pull the screen out so you can read the the display under large plates. The scale part is also detachable so you can wash it easily. Runs on batteries. I’ve been using this one every day since January and haven’t needed to change them yet.

I highly highly recommend it.

OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Food Scale with Pull-Out Display, 11-Pound

u/slashu4normiesubs · 3 pointsr/Cooking

Mine makes me angry when trying to weigh something in a big bowl or plate because it covers the display so my rec would be one with a removable display like this:

u/brazenmaiden · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding

Food scale? I have this one:

Bathroom scale I just have a Walmart one

u/Run-The-Table · 3 pointsr/Ultralight

I've got the OXO

It's pricy, but goddamn I love it. I use it more than any other kitchen gadget, and we cook a lot.

Buy nice, or buy twice.

u/combzy89 · 3 pointsr/loseit

I use this OXO and it is perfect because it has a metric conversion. They do make one for $30. And I use MFP as well and save the ingredients I use most often.

u/phobos123 · 3 pointsr/Breadit

I really like the OXO scale:

The 5 lb capacity one is cheaper if you like that better. The scale is very easy to clean and you want the 1 g resolution for baking.

u/hailtheface · 3 pointsr/food

If you want a really great scale this one would be hard to beat. Not the cheapest, but it has a lot of great features: backlight, pull out display panel so you can read the weight when there are large bowls on there, weighs up to 5K/11Lbs. Make sure you don't get the all black one that looks like the stainless one. It doesn't have all the features and can only do half the weight.

u/classicalthunder · 2 pointsr/Pizza

I use an escali - they're simple, accurate, put up with abuse, and only $25 on amazon

u/Staus · 2 pointsr/askscience

The first one assumes a solid block of sucrose at a density of 1.29 g/mL. The second assumes granulated sugar at a density of 0.85 g/mL.

0.85/1.29 = 0.66 = 202/305

Salt does the same thing. It's because of the air space in granulated versus solid materials.

This problem is only going to get worse when you try to use flour since the density changes so much with handling (sifted vs not) and moisture content.

A kitchen scale is under $25 and makes things like this so much simpler. It's not a question of metric vs. Imperial, it's that cooks are still holding on to volume instead of mass.

u/unamenottaken · 2 pointsr/Cooking

I've got an Escali Primo, and I suspect it's probably made in the same factory, being so similar in specs and appearance. Very happy with mine. Maybe this will be easier to find in Canada.

u/Buttercreamqueen · 2 pointsr/loseit

I have this one... I got it off craigslist... someone was selling it new in box for $10. I'd buy the same one if I had to replace it.

u/findmebackpacking · 2 pointsr/Sourdough

I personally use this one:

Its compact, easy to clean, measures up 5 kg (11 lbs) and I've never had an issue with small quantities.

I think it's the same one that the Bon Appetit kitchen uses, if that means anything to you.

u/toothpanda · 2 pointsr/loseit

My scale is fine but it's old and unavailable so I can't really recommend it. I like The Sweethome review site for things like this. They recommend the Escali Primo, and it looks like a great scale for a reasonable price. I'll probably get it when my current scale conks out.

u/JuniperFoxtrot · 2 pointsr/loseit

I use this one at work, and this one at home. Both work great and both use regular (not watch/button cell) batteries!

u/gulfside13 · 2 pointsr/keto

2 questions.

  • Do you use a food tracking app(Cronometer, Carb Manager, MyFitnessPal, etc.)?
  • Do you use a food scale?

    I can only speak for myself but no drugs. Only supplements are daily Magnesium and Psyllium husk powder for the rare constipation/diarrhea. I've lost weight before I ever did Keto doing traditional macros(and gained it all back plus some) but the discipline aspect is the same. I'll break down my 50+lb weight loss journey, but if you'd like to believe I'm on secret drugs that's cool with me too haha. But I'll add that if you're inclined to believe in conspiracy theories like the keto one you're currently formulating, that it is in fact the most easily falsifiable, IF you properly read and execute the FAQ.

    “My personal experience Importance for losing weight on Keto" rankings/steps. Before even thinking about following these steps I bought a food scale and downloaded the Cronometer app (but it doesn't matter which one just pick one) for discipline purposes(I can't trust "eyeballing" portions).

  • 1a. Stay under 20g net carbs.
  • 1b. Hit or exceed protein macro. Please don't slack on this one. Keep those muscles
  • 1c. Stay under calories limit but don't hate yourself if you go over, or be too restrictive. Even a 1% caloric deficit is progress, fr fr. I did the default 20% but do what works for you, 1, 5, 10, 20, 25, whatever.
  • 1d. Electrolytes. Potassium, Sodium, and Magnesium!!! Keto flu effects can be avoided, or at least minimized. Don't be like me!
  • 5th Fat Macro. Not a goal, so if you go under it's all good. Don't be afraid of butter, just don't guzzle it all day haha. For context, protein and carbs are 4 calories per gram, while fat is 9 calories per gram. That's why for losing weight you end up cutting down on your fat macro, b/c you can't ever mess with the protein and you've already accepted a 20g limit on net carbs, so nothing to cut there calories wise.

    Been obese my whole life and have family thats died from diabetes/hypertension over time. I started keto to reverse those 2 things. If my lazy ass can do it then anybody really can. I'm not saying it's easy but it's possible. Just letting you know Im a real person who cant afford fancy weight loss drugs. Just discipline and accountability.
u/ktizzlesForReal · 2 pointsr/xxketo

I've had this one for over 10 years and love it. We use it to portion meat/fish weekly and it is sturdy and cleans up well. We also use it for weighing packages before shipping.
If you're overdoing it on (salted) almonds and cheese, try having a pickle. This always helps me, even when I think my electrolytes are balanced.

u/WallaceReborn · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I've been using one of these for a year or so and I really like it. It's simple, quick, and gets the job done...

u/MisterShibbsy · 2 pointsr/Chefit
u/Celsia · 2 pointsr/teamreindeer

I've used this fine machine, in lovely chrome, for the last 5 years, pretty sure it's still even on the same batteries. Use it every day!

Best part for me is that it can handle a few grams at a time right on up to 11lbs. I can stick a whole giant batch of stew/soup/shredded meats/whatever on it and portion into meals or weigh out just a pinch of shredded cheese.

u/MHG73 · 2 pointsr/Cooking

I go to culinary school for baking and pastry arts and this microscale is the exact product all of my chefs use. It's under 8 bucks and works great.

u/you_know_wut · 2 pointsr/IAmA

--Just type '.01 gram scale' in google. Any will do. Saw one on amazon for $8. lol. Its just your typical scale.... used by Jewelers, drug dealers, or really anyone who needs to be able to weigh in small amounts. (Think how small of 0.05mg of a little orange pill is. And thats weight not size! Its so small... But thats how u get off... you need to slowly taper off to the last few days only taking amounts that actually need to be weighed out due to size....

u/Costco1L · 2 pointsr/seriouseats

I'd invest in a drug-dealer electric gram scale (less than $8). Sodium citrate doesn't taste great if you add too much, but you only need to a tiny bit and bigger scales don't work well with such small quantities.

Here are two recipes from some of the people that popularized it:

u/xscottkx · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

American Weigh Scale AWS Series Digital Pocket Weight Scale, Black, 600G x 0.1G (AWS-600-BLK)

u/stormelc · 2 pointsr/kratom
u/foxman829 · 2 pointsr/shrooms

American Weigh Scale AWS Series Digital Pocket Weight Scale, Black, 600G x 0.1G

Defitnely worth the few bucks! I use mine to weigh coffee too if I'm feeling precise.

u/SwaggySwimmer · 2 pointsr/weed

American Weigh Scales AWS-600-BLK Digital Personal Nutrition Scale, Pocket Size, Black

u/pyroyo007 · 2 pointsr/shroomers

American Weigh Scales AWS-600-BLK Digital Personal Nutrition Scale, Pocket Size, Black

u/Osari · 2 pointsr/1200isplenty

Get one of these. Sure you'll look like a dealer but... priorities, right??

u/kyletlam · 2 pointsr/loseit

I have two pocket scales. One goes to .01 g.
This one is better for food scaling. Full range 600 g.

Handy and pretty cheap.

American Weigh Scales AWS Series Digital Pocket Weight Scale, Black, 600G x 0.1G (AWS-600-BLK)

Works OK for me. Only problem might be for larger plates, the display and buttons might be obscured.

u/Buffy2017 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

These knitting needles so I can keep knitting lots of socks! ❤️

Or this scale which is indespensible in measuring "do I have enough yarn left?" to complete a project!

u/banmerrow · 2 pointsr/knitting
  1. big glass jars on the buffet in the dining room
  2. no labels
  3. love this little scale, which I can put in my knitting bag and take along if I need to
  4. Memory Blanket , or scarf. I've not started one, but have seen gorgeous blankets made by friends.
u/Yooooper · 2 pointsr/saplings

Really wish people took heed of these wise words.. We can look at nugs all we want, but without the feel, true density is a very hard thing to try and 'guesstimate'.. I suggest you buy a scale. They are very inexpensive, and will most likely end up saving you money. There are many to choose from, and you do not need to be of age to make the purchase. You can purchase them online for as little as $8 w/ shipping included. If you aren't so fond of getting items shipped to your (or your parent's house), you can always go to your nearest Ace Hardware, or just about any supply store (home depot, menards, lowes, just to name a few) and pick up a digital jewelry scale for less than $20.

u/Wingman4l7 · 2 pointsr/Silverbugs

Interesting, I didn't know such a thing existed! Sounds like a good way to non-harmfully test silver coinage. Best of all, there's no consumables / chemicals to worry about. Sounds like a good investment if you're buying lots of silver.

FWIW, you can also get digital pocket scales of fairly good accuracy for very little money these days. I got one of those a while back (American Weigh Scales AWS-600-BLK) and was very happy with it.

u/Zahlix · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Just get the one all the drug kiddies use. Been using it for over 3 years. Never had a single problem or even replaced the batteries.

u/CaptainSchettino · 2 pointsr/Silverbugs

I've got the AWS-600 and I am quite pleased with it. Don't forget a calibrating weight to go along with it!

u/TheRealFender · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I've been happy with this scale.

u/rosssuke · 2 pointsr/kratom

I bought a scale for 10 dollars on amazon. I put a glass on. Zero out the glass. Then put an exact amount of grams into my drink for Kratom. I would recommend.

u/ilmoam · 2 pointsr/Silverbugs
u/lonesomewhistle · 2 pointsr/ketochow

FYI this scale is a tiny thing and is great for traveling.

u/not_an_achiever · 2 pointsr/keto

I have this one, but it looks like Oxo now makes a higher capacity one. If you have bed bath and beyond, you can get them with a 20% off coupon. I love Amazon too, but I typically shop at BBB for those kinds of items :)

u/MsZombiePuncher · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

From each list?

  • Miscellaneous list: High Waisted Pencil Skirt - I've recently discovered how much I love pencil skirts, and it want more. This looks perfect!

  • Books List: Battle Magic by Tamora Pierce - This is the newest book in her series, which I've been reading since I was 12. I still love the series, and am looking forward to continuing it!

  • Cooking List: A Digital Kitchen Scale with Pull Out Display - I've gotten into bread making and more serious baking, which starts to require weighting all your ingredients. I've had my eye on this one in particular because it's stainless steel, and the pull out display is great when your bowl is really big.

  • Tea List: This Tea Mug with Tea Strainer - I'm starting my first big girl job in May, and I'll definitely feel more comfortable there if I can drink my own loose leaf tea. And I love how sleek and easy this mug is, and it just looks so great too! I already have my eye on it being my work mug.

  • Craft List: Ginger Essential Oil - This one was difficult, because this is a multi-part thing. I want to make my own solid perfume, which means I have to get a carrier oil (Almost Oil), beeswax, and whatever I want to smell like. So far I'm thinking I want to smell like ginger, lemon and cloves. Or ginger, lemon, and basil. I plan to make a few different ones and see what I like best.

    This was fun! I never really thought about what my highest priority ones were.
u/evilbadro · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Here is a thermometer similar to the one I use for siphon brewing for $17. It won't work for home roasting. If you think you might get into that, you will need one that has a higher max temp (500 F+). I haven't bought one yet because I am considering a roast profiling setup which would port to my pc. This is a good grinder at $45. This is the kitchen scale I like for $50 but you might be able to get one for less. The scale only measures down to grams which works fine for this siphon at 40 oz. ($36) but for a smaller siphon you might need a scale that measures down to .1 grams. To summarize, you could get a decent set up for ~$120 or for a roast compatible thermometer ~$145. You will also want a wooden spoon for stirring the coffee in the siphon.

u/liatris · 2 pointsr/keto

Have you tried FatSecret? They tend to have pretty accurate listings. You could use it as a backup.

These are two really good scales.

OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Food Scale with Pull-Out Display $50 this one was rated highly by Cook's Illustrated Measures in 1/8-ounce (imperial) and 1-gram (metric) increments up to 11 lbs.

EatSmart Precision Pro - Multifunction Digital Kitchen Scale w/ Extra Large LCD and 11 Lb. Capacity $25 - this one is half the price but it a great scale. It measures grams, kg, oz, and pounds. It weights up to 11 lbs and is recise to .05 ounce / 1 gram increments.

u/WindWalkerWhoosh · 2 pointsr/keto

Probably this one, I have it too, it's always been accurate.

u/cfsg · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

For most basic needs, the OXO Good Grips Food Scale works great. It does ounces/pounds and grams, the display pulls out, and it's got a 10 pound limit. My one qualm is that it does ounce fractions only to eighths, so it's no good for the rare recipe that'll call for .2 ounces or something. But I've had mine for years and it's still accurate.

Edit: Yes, it's true that a mechanical scale will last longer, but they're pretty annoying to have to use IMO.

u/WV-Rastafari · 2 pointsr/trees

My digital kitchen scale maxes out at 11 pounds do you need more than that?
OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Food Scale with Pull-Out Display, 11-Pound

u/bernath · 2 pointsr/Baking

My most used and loved tool is without a doubt my OXO kitchen scale.

Honorable mention goes to my Vollrath 5314 sheet pans.

u/dopnyc · 2 pointsr/Cooking

It's a good scale, and the pull out display is nice, but it's not $24 any more


u/ana30671 · 2 pointsr/loseit

OXO 11lb scale. I've owned two Taylors and a Star Frit and both brands suck - they drained battery within a few weeks. This OXO lasts a good year before needing to change the batteries, and when my first one stopped working (spilled ACV on it), they replaced it for free.

ETA this is why I can't justify buying a cheap ass scale.

u/candrist · 2 pointsr/keto

I love my OXO. The display pulls out for when you put a large plate or bowl on it.

u/ibsulon · 2 pointsr/trees

Go to a kitchen supply store such as Bed, Bath, and Beyond, or just go to amazon and get -- the best on the market that I know of.

I, of course, use it for food. (no, really!)

u/skipsmagee · 2 pointsr/Breadit

I started with Peter Reinhart books, namely Artisan Breads Every Day. They have great primers on mixing and kneading technique, and I'm still getting better at it. Try the Ciabatta for a really fluffy loaf. And I highly recommend Saf yeast, a digital scale, a dough whisk, and patience!

u/ahenkel · 2 pointsr/hardwareswap

If you get a good quality digital scale for the kitchen those work really well. This my preferred brand.

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u/sorensong · 2 pointsr/kratom

dude, we're on the same timeline. i also took my first ever kratom yesterday. also took two teaspoons of fine powder (white) and ended up falling asleep shortly after with a headache and generally feeling pretty shitty. like these commenters have suggested, we really need to get ourselves a scale! lol. someone posted this one:

anyhow, i tried again today with about some green (1/4 teaspoon, about 4 times today) and it was MUCH better. let me know how your journey goes. :)

u/OrangeCurtain · 2 pointsr/Breadit

I use 2 scales. One with a 10lb capacity for grains, water and starter. I don't particularly care for it because it times out quickly, which is especially annoying for pour-over coffee: More capacity would also be nice for my homebrewing.

For salts and yeast, I use this .01g (100g max) scale, which is decent:

u/Velmeran · 2 pointsr/funkopop

This one will work perfectly for all your mini needs.

Gollum weighs between 40.2g & 40.9g per multiple sources. Additionally, he's the lightest of all of them (with Invisible Frodo being the next at 44.xg)

u/throwentwayy · 2 pointsr/trees

Amazon's #1 selling digital scale. Less than $12 and you never have to wonder if you got what you paid for.

u/textisaac · 2 pointsr/CannabisExtracts

Voice of reason here, a scale is $11 on amazon... that is less than 1/5 the price of a g of top shelf wax... invest in one if you are scared you are getting ripped off.

ninja edit: get one of these if you need a weighing dish for wax.

u/BlendsAreMyFriends · 2 pointsr/HerbalRVA

Do yourself a big favor and buy a scale. They are fairly inexpensive. Get one that goes to 100g with .01 accuracy. Weight is different than volume. Volume can vary with coarse or fine grind and moisture content. But 1g is always 1g without regard to grind and moisture. For accurate repeatable results get a scale.

here's one and here's another

u/borkus · 2 pointsr/offbeat

After navigating some of the recommendations, I got a laugh at the "Frequently Bought Together...Buy Both" recommendations.

u/eeveevolved · 2 pointsr/tea

I actually think that is incredibly neat, and if it fits your lifestyle and budget, than I'd definitely say go for it! I have a digital scale accurate to that does up to 100g by .01g steps, so that's what I use (works for mail too!), but there's no wrong way to do your thing.

u/juhpopey · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Since we've determined that it was probably your water/coffee ratio and that this could be off because you don't have a scale, here are a couple American Weigh scales that don't cost much on Amazon. I have a more expensive American Weigh and it is perfect. Keep in mind that you will probably never need to weigh more than 100g of coffee.

$8.20 up to 100 g by 0.01 g

$9.24 up to 1000 g by 0.1 g

u/DudeImChrisRead · 2 pointsr/trees
u/420Apollo · 2 pointsr/mflb

A trench is almost exactly .2, I've measured two different ones filled to the top of the trench, and bother were almost exactly .2. Which is awesome because it means it only takes .4g to get me stoned.

I have this scale, don't think you can get much cheaper for .01 accuracy.

u/caughtinthebreeze · 2 pointsr/Breadit

It was inexpensive, had the units of measurement I wanted, and could handle a good amount of weight. It has been money well spent without any complaints.

u/apathetic_lemur · 2 pointsr/soylent

get a kitchen scale all the way. This one has 14k reviews and 4.5 stars. I own it and it works great.

u/Watchingpornwithcas · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

Get one! I wish I hadn't waited so long. This is the one I bought and it's only $11!

u/ketobandeeto · 2 pointsr/keto

I have this one and I like it.

u/pubkindofnight · 2 pointsr/TeamFawn

    I use this one and it's great. It has a tare function so you can measure a lot of things on one plate/bowl by just taring then adding the new food item. Calorie counting is the key to a lot of people's weight loss, and it's nearly impossible to accurately count calories without a food scale.

  2. I track my calories using myfitnesspal. I don't eat back my exercise calories nor do I track them.

  3. My SO and I tend to cook for ourselves. But myfitnesspal has a recipe category and you can determine the number of calories per serving (I usually weigh all the ingredients raw then weigh the total amount after everything has been cooked, and divide by ounces for # of servings - sounds complicated but it's easy with a food scale). Using this method it would be really easy to know how many cals per ounce a meal is,so you would know how many extra servings to give your SO to account for the TDEE difference.
u/Ounceman · 2 pointsr/loseit

I got this one for 13 bucks on Amazon, after watching a bunch of reviews. It is very accurate and easy to use. I don't have much to compare it to, but it gets the job done.

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u/Sapphi_ · 2 pointsr/loseit

The first one I bought was this one from Amazon because I saw it recommended multiple times on here but I didn't like it much; it's cheaply made and the buttons are annoying. Then I bought this one, also from Amazon and I'm much happier with it. It's much slimmer, which makes storage easier and the weighing surface is larger so my food isn't falling off the edges like it was with the other one. Also, it looks sexy :-D

u/Mister_Heavenly · 2 pointsr/loseit

Is the one I purchased it's pretty cheap and has been on the same set of batteries since I bought It in may.

u/madboy11 · 2 pointsr/loseit

I bought this one

So yes, a tare button.

u/jinyoungkim7 · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I just bought this scale for my chemex, only $12.

Fits the chemex perfectly and makes the whole pouring/weighing process so easy.

u/mrika · 2 pointsr/loseit

This scale has great reviews and good accuracy, and is cheap. I'd go for this one personally.

u/TheManyArchetypes · 2 pointsr/proED

I got this scale a few months ago and it is great. The top can come off for easier cleaning and it seems to still be correctly calibrated. My old one ($30 from target started) giving me wrong readings and I kinda freaked out.

u/BungleSim · 2 pointsr/Pizza
u/the_flash43 · 2 pointsr/HealthyFood

I've had this one for about a month and it's still working very well!:)

u/digitalaudiotape · 2 pointsr/bingingwithbabish

There is a noticeable and for me annoying lag in when the scale registers weight. Makes it easy to go past your target measurement.

I prefer the faster Jennings CJ-4000 scale for that reason alone.

Jennings CJ-4000 Compact Digital Weigh Scale 4000g x 0.5g PCS JScale Black AC Adapter

u/sofkuri · 2 pointsr/1200isplenty

I have this one and I love it. It was $30 on Amazon, so, a little pricey, but got good reviews and works well. I like that it can tare, and measure in grams and ounces, and you can switch between grams and ounces with something on the scale.

u/prayersforrain · 2 pointsr/loseit
u/jja619 · 2 pointsr/Coffee
u/pryan12 · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I like my Jennings CJ-4000, but it seems to be pretty expensive at the moment on Amazon. I got it for ~$26:

It only does .5g increments, but it updates quickly.

u/Buhhwheat · 2 pointsr/Coffee

... or $26, or even $17 if you're real tight on cash, but who's counting right?

u/marshmallowwisdom · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I've had this scale for a few years and haven't had any issues with it. It's nice and sturdy. FWIW, it's the same scale used at a few local thirdwave coffee shops here.

u/kooldrew · 2 pointsr/naturalbodybuilding
  1. Use a calculator such as this one to determine your TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure).
  2. Pick a calorie intake 10-20% below your TDEE to lose weight
  3. Get at least 0.8 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight
  4. Aim for at at least 20-25% in fat
  5. Keep things the same for 1-2 weeks and make adjustments until you're losing between 1-2lbs per week

    Use tools such as for tracking, use a food scale to measure foods as measuring cups can be inaccurate, and make sure to track everything at least initially. You'd be surprised how quickly things like sauces and whatnot can add up calorie wise.
u/esroberts · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Both AP and chemex are great methods for great coffee. I have both plus a french press. I use the AP daily because it's the quickest and hard to screw up. I suggest the inverted AP method (google around for videos). The only downside is that you can only brew one cup at a time, and it's not a huge cup at that. Which is part of the reason i bought a chemex, so i could make larger batches for groups of people. I usually reserve the weekends for chemex since it's more involved. It took me several tries before i learned what techniques work well. In terms of which is better, the chemex makes the smoothest cup. I also find the ritual of brewing with the chemex soothing and challenging at the same time.

Equipment-wise you'll need a good scale for both. I use a Jennings CJ 4000 ( and am happy with it. Only downside is the 0.5g resolution but I've never noticed it to be a noticeable problem in terms of brew taste/strength. If you go the chemex route you'll also need a gooseneck kettle to ensure precision when pouring. I use the bonavita electric with variable temp ( and I love it, especially for the convenience and price.

So, my recommendation would be to try/get both as they are each suited best for different situations. I'm a fan of having options and am always evaluating other gadgets to add to the collection as i consider it to be a hobby of sorts.

u/aetrix · 2 pointsr/Coffee

You will enjoy it. I started with an electric blade grinder and upgraded to the Encore and it made a massive difference. I used to get tons of sediment out of my french press, now I get practically zero.

EDIT: I'm not sure what you're using to measure your beans but this scale has been great:

u/beaker26 · 2 pointsr/Coffee
u/fastandlose · 2 pointsr/nutrition

Here's the one I use, complete with an AC power cord -

> Would like to find a digital scale that plugs in and measures in grams ounces fluid ounces at least

A "fluid ounce" is a measurement of volume, not weight; a scale isn't going to measure fluid ounces.

u/Shepards_Conscience · 2 pointsr/Coffee

Honestly I think just about any kitchen scale will work. Anything above $30 and you're just paying for something that looks cool. As someone put it in another thread, if it doesn't touch the coffee or the water, it doesn't pay to go high end. I use a Chemex three times a day and I use this scale.

u/openroast2 · 2 pointsr/Coffee

My pleasure.

You may not want to hear this (I know my dad didn't), but you really want to be weighing everything (personally, I like the Jennings scale). Its all about the water to coffee ratio (16:1 is my preferred go to).

So if you brew with 720 grams of water then you'd want 45 grams of coffee. I am sorry, I don't know what that is in ounces.

I literally just brewed a Chemex with 25 grams of coffee and 400 grams of water and it filled up my 12oz mug to the brim.

u/elemeno · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I've had the Oxo for years without issue. I use the backlight sometimes but have never had a need to detach the display. I'm probably going to replace it with this one, since its higher resolution. I started really getting obsessed with espresso and would like to measure my coffee to parts of a gram.

u/arabidsquirrel · 2 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

Hi! Here is the shopping list I have compiled after days of reading here on this sub. If you wouldn't mind looking it over and telling me if I have forgotten anything or if I'm being dumb about anything, that would be awesome!

Vegetable Glycerin: Bulk Apothecary 10lbs - $25 shipped.

Nicotine: Carolina Extract 100mg/ml 120mL - $30 shipped. I already bought this, it delivers tomorrow. I used the Dada1 code at checkout for an extra $1.26 off!

Scale: American Weigh Scales LB-501 Digital Kitchen Scale from Amazon - $30 shipped, already bought.

From Wizard Labs
Nicotine test kit
Safety glasses
Menthol crystals 15g
10 pairs of nitrile gloves
(4) 30mL amber bottles with polycone lids for nic storage
set of glass droppers for same
(15) 10mL ldpe bottles for juice since unfortunately they don't have 10mL glass. I have a whole bunch of empties I can use, too.
Cart is about $38 shipped with the above

Pipettes [500 from Amazon - $11.24] (

Argon Spray from Amazon - $10

Flavors from Bull City Vapors about $35 for the below

TFA Wild Blueberry
TFA French Vanilla
TFA Sweet Raspberry
TFA Ripe Strawberry
TFA Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
TFA Vanilla Swirl
TFA Pear
FA Coconut
INW Raspberry Concentrate
FW Cherry Crush
TFA Cherry Blossom
TFA Dragonfruit
FA Lemon Sicily
LA Watermelon
FA Fuji
FA Forest Fruit
TFA Bavarian Cream
TFA Pineapple
INW Grape
a funnel

Other things I am forgetting: ___. I do have on my list to get some plastic applicator bottles from a beauty supply place or condiment containers to hold my VG in.

A note about me: I started vaping 5 months ago, I use an MVP 20W with an Aspire ETS tank, I vape at 5.3 volts and that is perfect for me. All of the vaping terminology about mods and attys (whatever they are) is completely foreign to me, but I am willing to learn. I like fruity flavors as you can tell by my list. I don't even like chocolate irl. Yes, I realize that potentially makes me a psychopath. I have tried a few dessert juices but did not like them at all. They were just weak tasting. My favorite juices have been Unicorn Poop by TVC, and Dragonfruit and Cereal Crunch by Cloudberry Vapors. To start out I got mostly fruity juices so I can basically get the feel for what on earth I'm doing and for how the flavors all work together.

So that's it, I will embark upon placing tons of orders tomorrow after work if I've got everything correct. Thank you SO MUCH to this subreddit, it's really an amazing resource!

u/lestermagneto · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

this one:

but honestly I am too ignorant of how sensitive your kitchen scale is to know if this is much of an upgrade! I imagine it is... probably like one drug dealers use! ;)

u/Demon_Cow · 2 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

I use this one and so do many other on this sub. You just have to have it plugged in and it will stay on. Without plugging it in it will auto-off. You even get a free shitty bowl thing! lol

u/charliebrown1321 · 2 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

I got this one from Amazon from someone else on this subreddit's recommendation

It's 500g @ .01 resolution, 10 minute auto-off. Also comes with calibration weights which is nice to make sure everything is in good working order.

edit: This search turned up many good results when I was looking up mixing by weight, had a lot of good info and helped me get started

u/Shiftonephoto · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Nah just get on ecigexpress or bullcity vapor. You can buy literally everything you need in one place. Minus the scale, get that from amazon, This is the one pretty much everyone uses.

u/Slippaz86 · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

Got ya and yeah bull city does a great job and you'll figure out what you use often enough to stock up on. Like IIRC you doubled down on TFA Dragonfruit, which is a solid move since it pops up a lot.

Also mixing by weight is noticeably faster. This is a really common choice for that.

If you have money to spend on the front end, dropperbottles (dotcom) is a great place to get good-quality unicorn bottles for cheap. Just have to buy them buy the 100.

Also if you enjoy grapefruit, get the flavorings for this.

u/jaberwky · 2 pointsr/DIY_eJuice


It is ok, but the 60 sec. auto off drives me nuts!

For the same price I have this one with the USB capability:

for a little more as /u/EdibleMalfunction says the AWS-LB-501 is the way to go (although for travelling the one before is great!):

u/WickedVaper · 2 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

Honestly it’s easy as fuck to do, especially one shots mixed by weight or mixing other people’s recipes. It gets tricky when you decide you want to mix your own custom flavor, but even after a while that gets pretty easy because you’ll get to know the flavors and what they’ll be good with, what they probably won’t go with, etc. It can be overwhelming at first but it gets easy.

If you need links for the nicotine I recommend I’ll PM it to you, you can get the scale I recommended right here

My biggest piece of advice for if/when you decide to create your own recipe though is to make sure you try the flavors solo mixed in a 15ml tester bottle with no nic at different flavoring percentages on an RDA that has good flavor to really get a better understanding of them before you mix them with other flavors.

I’ve been mixing for the last 3 years, it’s definitely a lot easier now than it was when I started, it could be pretty frustrating at times but now I can usually come up new recipes like it’s nothing at this point lol.

u/Widner7 · 2 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

This is the one I use

American Weigh Scales LB-501 Digital Kitchen Scale

u/wilciws · 2 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

$32 I think. Its the one botboy linked in his mix by weight page. Here it is.

u/chrisgdoell · 2 pointsr/Canadian_ecigarette

I highly recommend getting a scale. I recently started DIY (2 months or so) and started with syringes. Within a couple weeks had moved to a scale. It is so much quicker, and leaves so little cleanup. I can mix up 3 or 4 flavours in varying sizes in under 15 mins if I have the recipes on hand.

i bought [this scale] (

[This Scale] ( has also been recommended by other DIY'ers.

edit - formatting

u/LecherousLumberjack · 2 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

You're very welcome! I will say, out of all the commercial juice I've tried, BDV is among the best. They are really accurate and inoffensive juices, I find. And I think you're right that the asterisks are NicRiv's popular flavors (or frequently ordered, or something) but most of those flavors need to be supported by others to really shine. Oh and most of the flavors on my WCIM list are strawberry too so don't feel bad about that. There's just a ton of them and it really sucks as a non-taster.

> I need to find some popular flavors that I like. I enjoy tangy and sharp fruit flavors or dense sweet/fruit with tobacco flavors. Not a big cream or vanilla guy. Custard leaves a nasty aftertaste on my tongue. Anyway, find those flavors. Order some new flavoring and add the sweetener.

Exactly! Unfortunately, we have pretty dissimilar tastes as I love cream, vanilla, custard, bakery stuff. I don't do tangy or sharp often and I've never tried any tobaccos so I can't be too much help but there are a couple I know of you might like:

Prickly Victory

Bare Necessities

Apple Raspberry Cordial

Water Malone

Hawaiian POG Remix

These are just some of the highly rated ones on my list because I can't actually think of anything off the top of my head.

I mix by weight and highly recommend everyone mix that way. It's just so much more simple, accurate, mess-free, and quick that it's hard to make an argument for mixing by volume. I worked at a gelato factory for about a year (before I even started vaping), and they have to add liquid flavoring (very similar to what we use but not safe to vape) after pasteurizing the rest of the ingredients. They told me when they first started up, they were mixing by volume until they had a guy from another "frozen treat" company come in as a consultant and showed them how to convert their recipes to mix by weight and they never looked back. You just turn the scale on, put an empty bottle on it, tare, first ingredient, tare, second, tare, third, tare, etc. till you've added everything then cap it and you're done! As long as you're scale can do 0.01g and up to like 500g iirc. This is the most recommended one so if yours does that then you're golden.

u/ObiWanJacoby_ · 2 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

From the looks of it that scale doesn't have a calibration weight with it. This scale does come with two 200g weights for calibration. It's a tad bit more expensive but it does have an AC adapter as well as battery options so you don't need to use batteries.

u/peterbeater · 2 pointsr/trees

This is the one I have. Works pretty well, but it's not portable.

American Weigh Scales LB-501 Digital Kitchen Scale

u/OdieDoodah · 2 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

Oops - I stand corrected - you're right.
Is this where I'm supposed to insert the obligatory link to the American Weigh Scales LB-501? grin

u/Paulg287 · 2 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

Get some of these for pg and vg. Makes it much easier on bigger batches. Other than that I think you should be good to go!

Wilton Set of 2 6-Ounce Mini Melting Decorating Squeeze Bottles

This scale is widely recommended on this site. It works great and is cheap.

American Weigh Scales LB-501 Digital Kitchen Scale

Edit: Also something bigger to mix in on big batches like beakers or mason jar. Something like that.

u/leftovernoise · 2 pointsr/VapePorn

This thing is cheap and pretty damn solid. Just imagine, never having to clean out those syringes again! You just drip the flavors and pg/vg/nic in and zero put the scale once you reach your target weight with that ingredient. It's ez pz

u/MrFibs · 2 pointsr/Vaping

Oh honey, no. Mix by weight. Don't be silly.
This scale has been hella dece for me, and I think it's recommended on /r/DIY_eJuice. Get yourself some griffin beakers, fuck graduated cylinders. And then get yourself one of these babies. I was a little skeptical about the milk frothers and the viscosity of VG, but no, the frothers can probably deal with liquids at least twice as viscous as VG. Works like a hot damn. For recipes and batch tracking, I use alltheflavors[.com] myself, I never have to do any sort of math. You can just find any old recipe people have shared on there, and then just buy the flavours you need and go to town.

u/SideTraKd · 2 pointsr/Vaping

Try the kit from Nicotine River. It is excellent. I just started, too, a couple of months ago. Like you, I was using the syringes.

Buy this scale and you definitely won't regret it!

I still save all of my recipes on LNW, but be careful with that, too, because if you modify one and save it, it will overwrite the first one, even if you give it a different name. I lost an original version of one of my recipes that way, and it turns out that the modifications I made to it weren't so great... lol

u/MEatRHIT · 2 pointsr/fitnesscirclejerk

I picked up this scale, it also comes with a tiny little scoop that I don't really trust.

u/gottemfiggit · 2 pointsr/Stims

Can my dumb ass ask you guys this question?

So I just bought this scale

and it arrived today. 0.025 = 25mg right? .100 = 100mg, .50 = mg, etc etc. Sorry just a little confused because I measured out '25 mg' and was attonished how little that actually is.

Anway OP. Meth. lots of meth.

u/psychoamine · 2 pointsr/researchchemicals

You can get a good scale for about 20 dollars. Make sure to have you scale on a level surface(you can buy one of those levels with the bubble in it for like 3 dollars) and make sure to calibrate your scale before every use. Also keep your scale clean and make sure you keep it somewhere where it won't be dropped or anything.

Here's a good scale

Here's a cheap reliable level

Here's a nice little scooping tool for your powders

Stay safe my friend!

u/psyki · 2 pointsr/Drugs

Get a scale accurate to .001g, they're super fucking cheap online. Otherwise you're looking for trouble. Xanax is one of the fastest acting, strong benzos with a very short half-life.

This is what I have, works great and is $21.

u/ExistentialWhim · 2 pointsr/TripSit

And perhaps a mg scale would be helpful for taking an accurate doses is a good scale.

u/BLamp · 2 pointsr/Drugs

Ok, pay attention. First you take the graham. You stick the "chocolate" on the other graham. Put the pieces together and then you scarf.

u/Enlightened_Ape · 2 pointsr/Drugs

Dude, just buy this scale from amazon for $20. It's well worth the money and waaaaay more accurate than trying to weigh with a scoop. Scoops are quite a poor measure.

u/G1az3 · 2 pointsr/DarkNetMarkets

Pretty sure it's this ---> American Weigh Scales GEMINI-20 Portable MilliGram Scale, 20 by 0.001 G

u/al_eberia · 2 pointsr/MDMA

Check how accurate the scale is. You want one that shows milligrams. The difference between 110mg and 190mg is very considerable but they will both show up as 0.1g on most cheap scales. Look for the gemini-20 on Amazon, its the most recommended milligram scale.

u/drugtemphfpar · 2 pointsr/Drugs

I've heard horror stories about this - but I've had this scale from amazon for a while, used it for this and that, and it's supposedly pretty solid with the calibration weight it comes with, am I right?

u/sal9002 · 2 pointsr/CBD

500/10 = 50 doses. So either you need to be very exacting in measuring volume and divide the 500 into 50 equal volume doses, or you need to get a scale that you can measure 10mg with. Example

u/sadmanwithabox · 2 pointsr/MDMA

This is a very inexpensive mg (.001) scale that works fantastic. It's only precise +/- 5mg, but that's good enough and way more accurate than even a .01g scale.

u/Mouseater1 · 2 pointsr/reloading

You can look at this scale as well, the frankfort one has a short warranty. The one I had never worked well, and broke about a week after it went out of warranty. The nice thing about this scale is that you can measure hundredths of grains which is nice if you are doing precision rifle loads.

video review of scale:

u/frankzzz · 2 pointsr/soylent

The 0.1g and 0.01g scale that ketosoy linked are the most popular around here and the diy site. Mainly the first one, it will weigh up to 1000g (1kg) and is accurate to 0.1g. The other one that looks just like it, weighs up to 100g, accurate to 0.01g.
The milligram scale I've seen mentioned before is by the same manufacturer, weighs up to 20g, accurate to 0.001g (1mg):

u/leadfarmer153 · 2 pointsr/Supplements

Only one place and I see someone has linked you. At only 50mg per use, I have basically a lifetime supply. I also jumped on my AMP citrate supply when I could smell the FDA ban coming. If you do order it get alot. Only a matter of time before it disappears. It says it has an expiration date. But I'm not buying into that. Keep it in a cool dry place. Again I stress the importance of a .001 gram scale. It's a dangerous powder. Don't get alpha male cocky with it. Be safe.

The scale I use. It works great American Weigh Scales GEMINI-20 Portable MilliGram Scale, 20 by 0.001 G

u/tms20d · 2 pointsr/tressless

Melatonin can be found @$2.35/gram [here] ( Caffeine [here] ( You only need a few mg's / 60 ml minox ;-)

Some of the other chemicals mentioned can be a bit harder to find. These dissolve really well in the minox solution however after adding a bit of extra ethanol. As far as the morning topical is concerned, everything dissolves in the minox solution. The evening topical contains several oils and fatty acids, I had to add some of my own glycol and ethanol to get a clear(ish) solution. Amentoflavone (st johns worth, gingko), rosemary oil, SP from iHerb. You also really need [one of these] ( btw.

u/CannabisChameleon · 2 pointsr/Drugs

Check out this one. It has been consistently rated as one of the most accurate milligram scales available for a reasonable price.

However, I cannot conclude without this warning: any scale that is not laboratory grade will have an unpredictable margin of error. Never use it for substances that are potentially lethal at milligram doses. If you are worried, measure slightly under the dose you want to take.

Also, here's a life pro tip for these scales: measure your substance while leaving a calibration weight on the weighing surface (after first calibrating, of course). It will reduce the margin of error and allow a more accurate measurement of milligram doses, but always err on the side of caution and remember that scales are usually inexpensive OR accurate.

u/Lashtonator · 2 pointsr/MemantineHCl

When asking if you should eyeball a compound, the answer is always a universal, resounding no unless you're talking about alcohol or cannabis, especially when dealing with a compound that can last as ridiculously long as Memantine.


If you can afford Memantine, you can afford that. They're more than accurate enough to weigh out Memantine and it'll save you a lot of trouble.

u/newbieforever2016 · 2 pointsr/researchchemicals

Gemini scale>>

Kosher food grade usp pg solution

flualprazolam powder

Calibrated measuring cup

Oral syringes

and this

u/Captain_Midnight · 2 pointsr/keto

I strongly recommend measuring out powdered supplements with a gram scale to avoid excessive intake. Too much potassium at once can cause real and serious medical conditions.

u/xcxcczxcxzczxxczczxc · 2 pointsr/kratom

If you are a "buy it for life" type, I suggest buying one of these instead

It is the tried and true affordable electronic scale

u/fearlessnetwork21 · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

Make a nasal spray or just cap some up after you purchase a $20 scale on amazon that can weigh milligrams.


u/ResidualLimbs_ · 2 pointsr/researchchemicals

Yeah just look into the solution and make sure it's clear.

Also make sure you're measuring your weight of substance and how much solution you're gonna use. I recommend the AWS Gemini scale. It's not accurate at super low ranges (hence the need for volumetric solutions), so you weigh out how much you're gonna use before hand. I like to weigh the bag before (full) and after (making solution) to compare how accurate the measurement was (obviously both could be off but they're usually within +/- 5mg which isn't much at this scale. (no pun intended lol).

A cardstock type paper is really good for weighing the powder with a crease down the middle, or what I use: cheap chinese wax weigh papers because the powder doesnt stick to them at all, and they're cheap and disposable. pour the powder into the vial (don't spill!) (here's a list of a bunch of bottles, it's hard to find what you exactly need and they usually come in big packs). My bottles actually came with a little aluminum funnel which doesn't work too good cuz the powder gets stuck to it, so I just kinda crease the paper and pour it into the vial opening very slowly being sure not to spill. Do it over a piece of paper or something if y ou're worried about spilling, since you've already measured it you can just take that paper and pour the "spilled" product into the botttle.

I don't have the full set of these but one of these like this with one scoop end and one flat end is really useful for the flat end to get into corners of baggies and whatnot, so I'd recommend something like this as a a scoop:

My vials are 60ml but I like to have extra space to shake the solution (important) so I only put 50ml at once to leave room for shaking. So say for 10mg/ml of etiz I would do 500mg etiz + 50ml PG. (1ml = 10mg, personal preference). If I was doing flualp I would do 100mg flualp 50ml PG. (personal preference of 2mg/ml since I usually dose between 0.6mg (0.3ml) and like 1.8mg (0.9ml).

To measure the PG you're gonna either need a graduated cylinder or, what I use which is probably slightly less accurate but there of course is a small margin for error as long as you know about the concentration, I use a 10ml syringe to fill the vial. 5 10ml pumps = 50ml.

For dosing lots of people will tell you to count the drops and that "there are 20 drops in 1ml no matter what" which is completely untrue, the only way to know exactly how much you're taking is using oral syringes. They're super cheapa if you can stand to wait a month from china, but you get like 20 (which is kinda required because after a while the lines start to fade on them. each tick is a 0.1ml so a full syringe is 1ml so if you have a 10mg/ml solution a full syringe is 10mg of etizolam, so if you only need 2mg or something it cuts down on the amount of PG you have to ingest. Lots of sites that sell premade solutions overcharge insanely for how little work it is to make yourself, and on top of that give you weak ass solutions like 2mg/ml (of etiz) or 4mg/ml (not even divisible by 10 so it gets confusing trying to dose that!) which make you intake way more PG than necessary. (It is food safe but it's pretty gross and some people can have adverse reactions).


There's lots of threads out there about this too if you need a full on step by step guide just google "etizolam solution" (most common one, it's the same for every substance, you just might want different concentrations for different strengths of drug). I tend to try and make my solutions as potent as possible so I don't have to eat an unnecessary amount of PG, or spend as much time making solutions!

Good luck and sorry for being judgemental earlier, glad you're at least willing to learn and I'm sure your friend was okay, just blew my mind knowing how I reacted to .250mg of flualp with no tolerance, lol.

Also you caught me on a pretty stimmy day so enjoy the fully cited guide, I don't think I missed anything. I don't necessarily use or endorse any of the specific products I linked just used them as examples of things you'd need; except the AWS Gemini 20, which is a must if you're weighing powders.

Sorry for the stim rant but I hope I helped out. Edited to add 1ml syringe dosing information.

u/Behemoth_psy · 2 pointsr/Drugs

For that price i wouldn't trust the accuracy of that, I, as well as most others would recommend getting this scale:

It is well worth the money and its not worth risking an inaccurate dose of something highly dose sensitive. Just because a scale says it can measure 0.001g increments doesn't mean its exactly accurate to 1mg. I find the gemini 20 is usually accurate within 2-3mg.

u/xYaldabaoth · 2 pointsr/Drugs

This is the cheapest one, it's what most people use. It's not perfectly accurate, it's off by at least +/-2mg usually. It worked well for me when I was into RC's. A few mg won't make much of a difference in effects anyway.

u/housemusik_luvr · 2 pointsr/MDMA
u/I_am_Jake_ · 2 pointsr/kratom

Ohhh okay that makes a lot more sense! I have one of those pocket scales and a GEMINI-20

u/Redditor11 · 2 pointsr/Drugs

Oh, shit, I'm glad you asked that. I could've sworn they had changed the platform on the Gemini-20 to a wide, flat design since I had bought mine. Looks like I was mistaken.
This (amazon link) is the one I have for reference. DON'T buy a scale with a platform like that if you want to weigh more than a few grams. For bud, you can fit one large nug. If you have small/medium sized nugs, you can only fit around 1.5-2g on there at a time. And even for powders, you can only fit a few grams as well. There's no way I can imagine that little bowl holding more than like 3g of anything at a time unless it's insanely dense, like some heavy ass metals.

You could buy some plastic/disposable weigh boats to give you a larger bowl to work with, but I haven't actually tried that, and it's not exactly the best solution.

u/Dr_Icarus · 2 pointsr/askdrugs

You can try making your own energy drink of sorts. Get a artificial sweetener like erythritol, dissolve it in water, then empty a capsule into it and stir until it's all dissolved then drink it. Caffeine alone has an extremely bitter taste so a sweetener is almost a must, at least for me.

You can also buy caffeine powder and weigh out 200 mg of it and add it. If you do that please use a scale. Some people have died from trying to eye ball a good amount of caffeine.

u/Tumbalo2 · 2 pointsr/steroids

If you have a scale that measures 0.001g you could weigh the pill you need to divide and the crush it into powder and weigh out the portion you would take.

This scale cones with calibration weights and weighs 0.001g-20.000g

u/TopShelfUsername · 2 pointsr/quittingkratom

Can’t hurt!
(Unless you have a family history of schizophrenia)

Start with about .1g

Get a milligram scale

u/Nox_Anima · 2 pointsr/DMT

You haven't mentioned your dosage at all, and in your response to /u/Swimsdoseydoses you refer to an amount "the size of a pinhead" as though that's an accurate description of a dose.

Forgive me for assuming the worst, but you yourself admitted to smoking it off tinfoil, so I have to ask if you are weighing your dose at all? It could be that you're taking obscene amounts of dmt, which won't end well. If you don't already own a milligram accurate scale, I'd recommend the Gemini scale from Amazon. If you're apprehensive, start with a dose of 10-15mg. You'll get visuals broadly in line with the comedown/afterglow of an "average" lsd trip :)

u/GreenHairyMartian · 2 pointsr/Drugs

that would be one of these:

and i'd be curious as to the OP's experiences with it, is it really accurate-ish down to the 1/2mg level?

u/-thuggy · 2 pointsr/DarkNetMarkets

American Weigh Scales GEMINI-20 Portable MilliGram Scale, 20 by 0.001 G

u/beanalicious1 · 2 pointsr/keto

Yes, definitely definitely DEFINITELY need to get a milligram scale. They are cheap. I use one similar to this

I'm especially certain it was the yohimbine if you couldn't measure it correctly. It is very strong stuff. You felt awesome with the first 2 shakes (success!) and I'm thinking there was just enough yohimbine, or it wasn't mixed thoroughly enough, that you got enough in your system to tip you over. When I've had too much in the past, I definitely get the feelings you've described. Also, really spacey.

It is weird to have so many bags of powders, and having to use such a fine resolution scale lol. Definitely feels a bit dark webby.

This is guaranteed to break a plateau. Mathematically, it has the perfect ratio of macros for keto weight loss, and has a calorie deficit. It will work for you, guaranteed. Just bring down the yohimbine by 1 or 2 mg. Let me know, I'm interested to see if that's the culprit

u/hiddenstarstonight · 2 pointsr/suboxone

American Weigh Scales Gemini Series Precision Digital Milligram Scale, Silver 20G X 0.001G (GEMINI-20)

u/KAAAARMAAAAA · 2 pointsr/Drugs

Sorry for the late response but I would recommend the Gemini 20

works great for me.

u/team_pancakes · 2 pointsr/kratom
u/throwawayYOLO420SWAG · 2 pointsr/Drugs

Do you mean put the solid in the capsule, or the liquid? If you mean the solid I forgot to mention that I have an mg scale but I was told the ones under $100 are pretty inaccurate even if you use it properly and that liquid measuring is the safest method. If you mean the liquid will the capsule not dissolve?

u/coolguy-FqEZKjFqPGwM · 2 pointsr/trees

Two scales I use nearly daily:


    The first one goes up to 2Kg, but is less precise. The second one only goes up to 20g, but has mg precision.

    Both take batteries, but I use rechargable AAAs and the charge lasts for a long time. AWS is a reputable company.
u/hung4z · 2 pointsr/hempflowers

With a cheap scale, a grinder, and some basic math, you can make your own mix. Lets say you ground up 7g 18% hemp flower, and 1g 24% THC flower. Thats 1260mg CBD and 240mg THC. Roughly 5:1. And you can always adjust based on the percentages. Also, fuck that other guy.

Both of these scales are well regarded on reddit:

AWS 100

Gemini 20 (not as cheap, but useful for measuring tiny amounts of other substances in just a few mg's)

u/iikes12 · 2 pointsr/Rcbestsell

Buy a mg scale (like such) and make a volumetric solution using propylene glycol as a solvent.

Do not assume you have received exactly what they claim. Weigh 1g and dissolve it in 500ml of PG (example), thus creating a 2mg/ml solution. Then, using a syringe, it is possible to accurately measure a dose.

There really is no other way unless you buy an extremely expensive scale. It's not possible to use a milligram scale to weigh 1mg due to the margin of error.

u/radiokicker · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

This is pretty awesome that you put that much work into it, but why not buy something like this? It would be safer in the long run.

u/0H_N0_T0T0 · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

Fyi, from my own experience, the New Star 10–15 mg scoop is grossly inaccurate (…otherwise, my Gemini-20 mg scale is seriously out of whack). Each scoop measures out about 3.5–4.5 mg of Noopept (loose-ish scoop = approx. 3.5 mg; packed scoop = approx. 4.5 mg); 7–8 scoops of powder = one dose (aiming for approx. 30 mg).

u/thrownfish · 2 pointsr/Drugs
  • Capsule machine - any size depending on what you want the cap size to be.
  • Mortar and pestle - used to pulverize MDMA
  • Micro funnel - cut the tip of the spout off with scissors and leave about 1/4" spout.
  • Milligram scale - calibrate and weigh out MDMA amount per cap
  • Small metal spatulas - really useful for scooping MDMA

    These are just the tools that I use, you don't have to use them but it makes the job easier.


  1. Fill capsule machine with empty caps. This one holds 50 shells. Put the tops in a bowl or glass to keep them from getting misplaced.
  2. Place the shortened funnel in the first cap that you want to fill
  3. Pulverize MDMA. It doesn't have to be perfectly smooth, but the less chunky the easier it is to weigh out.
  4. Put a plate under the pestle, scale, and capsule machine to catch any accidental spills that might occur.
  5. Using the spatulas, transfer a small amount of MDMA that has been pulverized to the scale. Add or remove MDMA as necessary till you get the weight that you want each cap.
  6. Transfer the weighed amount of MDMA and pour it into the funnel, hopefully filling the cap with MDMA. The funnel spout sometimes clogs,just use the spatula to clear the clog.
  7. Repeat these steps until you've filled all the caps you need to make.
  8. After you have filled all the caps you are going to make, use the shell halves to seal the caps.

    With this setup, I can cap over 100 caps an hour, each one weighed out to the same weight. Using #1 caps each ends up about 1/2 full, filled with .1-.15g of MDMA.
u/dsfgsad · 2 pointsr/Drugs

I dont really like this scale that much because it is hard to grab stuff off of it. I prefer this scale because I can just grab the tray off of it and pour the contents into a small bag easily.

u/PerpetualPlusFour · 2 pointsr/AgMarketplace

No reasonably priced scale is going to weigh 1mg accurately. It's simply not possible without some much more sophisticated and expensive equipment. Even that >$300 scale someone linked to here is only accurate to within +/- 3mg. You're looking at a minimum of a few grand if you actually need to be able to measure 1mg accurately - that's lab grade equipment, not a simple home scale.

Assuming your budget isn't gonna accommodate a lab grade analytic balance, I honestly don't see much reason to spend more than ~$20-25 for an AWS Gemini-20. It's a simple digital gem scale, readable to 1mg and accurate to +/-~3mg in my experience. You won't get substantially better accuracy than that without spending a small fortune. It's accurate enough to weigh out individual doses of most drugs. For drugs with active doses significantly below 20mg, I recommend using it to weigh out multiple doses at a time (at least 20mg, however many doses that is) and then using liquid dosing to split that amount into individual doses.

Amazon link

u/Mirkinator · 2 pointsr/PlantedTank

I got this one off amazon for my EI dosing and the spoons that Bitch linked below. Works great! and less then $25

u/PBTJ · 2 pointsr/microdosing

Grab a coffee grinder and grind what you have into a powder for uniform potency. Then grab a milligram scale and some capsules off amazon. Then make your own capsules... Using a scale with that level of accuracy will allow you to make sure you know what dose you are getting and relelably repeat it time after time. I highly recommend this one. It's incredilby accurate for the $20 price. I use it almost every day for all sorts of small weight. I'd recommend starting with 0.1g (100mg) and going up from there if you feel the need. Happy dosing!!!

u/Zorbithia · 2 pointsr/ketamine

Yup yup. You can get yourself a totally usable milligram range scale (as far as I can recall, it's accurate +/- ~2mg or so). The one I have is the American Weigh AWS Gemini-20 which weighs up to 20 g X 0.001g, comes in a nice little setup with a hinged cover, calibration weight, tweezers and a little metal weighing dish to use that has a sort of funnel kinda tip on it that's perfect to use for filling up capsules and stuff. I paid about $22-23 bucks on Amazon with free shipping, came in a day. Keep in mind you shouldn't measure less than 10mg with this thing, and if you have anything that's requiring exact milligram accuracy where 1 mg in either direction can make a world of difference, obviously you should be using a far more expensive scale because this won't be good for that. But otherwise, for something like K and 90% of drugs/RCs, etc. you can absolutely use this...make sure you're weighing at least 5mg with it and use it away from any fans/wind flow, put a little flat piece of glass or a piece of anti-static weigh paper/wax paper on top of the weighing tray to stop things from sticking to it.


u/BlueMacaw · 2 pointsr/Silverbugs

You can always pop into your local coin shop and weigh it there.

I finally broke down and bought my own scale on Amazon, an American Weigh Gemini-20 Portable Milligram Scale. Works great and has good precision (0.001g) but I neglected to notice the max weight is 20g and silver dollars weigh over 26g. Something to keep in mind if you decide to buy one yourself.

u/okcukv · 2 pointsr/Cooking

And if you are interested in slingin' crack or modernist cooking, this one is quite good for measuring small quantities.

u/agmatine · 2 pointsr/researchchemicals

Would this scale suffice?

Volumetric dosing would be ideal, but a bit problematic for various reasons.

u/bakageta · 2 pointsr/researchchemicals

A .01g scale isn't appropriate for measuring out 10mg, even if you had one. Drop the $25 on a Gemini 20. It's not great at weighing under 15mg, but if you don't tare the tray it's not bad either. A milligram scale is basically a must-have for working with these amount.

Volumetric measuring in general is great, but I don't know the solubility of that chem or how well it holds up in solution. Without knowing if it degrades in various solutions, I'd not mix up a huge solution and only mix up what you expect to need short-term. Weigh out the amount for solution, mix at whatever ratio is convenient and measure by mL like you mentioned.

u/MudvayneMW · 2 pointsr/Supplements

This one is what I see pop up the most on this sub and it's the one I use

u/Sharkey311 · 2 pointsr/kratom

Found this one on Amazon for cheap.

It works great! I use it to mainly measure my Phenibut HCL and figured it would help measure the capsules of Kratom