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    Scales for Pourover Coffee

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    Hi all, I was wondering what scales people are using out there in CS land for pourover coffee?

    My generic one keeps turning off mid brew so I'm looking for some new ones.

    Thanks in advance.

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    I use hario V60 scales (for aeropress). The scales themselves are good, but what sealed the deal for me is that they also have a built in timer! Brilliant!

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    Thanks, would I be right in assuming that whilst the timer is on it prevents the scales from turning off?

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    Bonavita do this one. Specs:


    • Measures in .1 gram increments with a capacity up to 3kg
    • Displays in grams, ounces or pounds
    • Count up timer built in for timed brewing
    • Stainless steel scale with tempered glass top
    • Dripper stand has an adjustable height - fits regular and travel size mugs
    • Unique pinch grip for easy adjustability
    • Dishwasher safe plastic base


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    Quote Originally Posted by Choman View Post
    Thanks, would I be right in assuming that whilst the timer is on it prevents the scales from turning off?
    I assume so: they never turn off when I'm making an aero press.

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    Nice.
    I'll look into these scales, thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Choman View Post
    Hi all, I was wondering what scales people are using out there in CS land for pourover coffee?

    My generic one keeps turning off mid brew so I'm looking for some new ones.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Hi Jaredw, is it worth the extra premium?
    i.e does your coffee taste better more consistently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Choman View Post
    Hi Jaredw, is it worth the extra premium?
    i.e does your coffee taste better more consistently?
    As much as any other scale. I am just a sucker for backing anything with coffee + technology on kickstarter. The app with is brew maps certainly helps maintain consistency across different types of beans. I backed it when it was on kickstarter as i really liked the idea. I really hope to see the app reach its potential soon. The ability to share brewing hints and timing guides with other scale users etc

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    Time to stabilise is 1s with 1g accuracy, and 1-2s with 0.1g accuracy. I wonder how useful it will be for stopping shots? Granted, better than the kitchen scales I have...

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    I love the Bonavita scale. Is a bit pricey but gives super quick readouts, which is awesome for my pourovers, chemex etc. If you can afford them I'd go for it

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    We have most of this gear on range: Bonavita | Product Categories | Talk Coffee

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    Very happy with Hario scales. However, we've just ordered first Acaia scales - just to try this device. Check it out: http://coffeegeek.com/proreviews/firstlook/acaiascale
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    The number one thing that blew me away was the live pour tracking option for your brewing. What's live pour tracking? As you do you pourover, the display live tracks not only your cumulative volume of water poured (via an ever increasing solid area graph) but also shows you real time how fast or slow you're actually pouring that water (via a superimposed line graph). This is real time datalogging of a physical activity -- you, the barista, and your pour technique!
    Now that sounds interesting! Would be interested to know what the response time is.

    The Acacia scale just moved to the top of my list of things to try.

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    20 ms

    As per Acaia's own myshopify website

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    That should be quick enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaredw View Post
    As much as any other scale. I am just a sucker for backing anything with coffee + technology on kickstarter. The app with is brew maps certainly helps maintain consistency across different types of beans. I backed it when it was on kickstarter as i really liked the idea. I really hope to see the app reach its potential soon. The ability to share brewing hints and timing guides with other scale users etc
    Would be very interested to see what kind of output you get from the "live tracking" and pour rate. Ever tried tracking an espresso shot?

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    The Acaia scale is now available in Australia via Bombora supplies. We have added it to range (obtained to order).
    Last edited by TC; 1st July 2014 at 07:17 PM.

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    whats the wait time on ordering these Chris ( will work nicely with the new Slayer)

    Chester
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    Hi Chester. They ship a day or two after order. You're welcome to grab one Acaia Pearl brewing scale | Talk Coffee

    Chris

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    Thanks Chris, do you know their dimensions? do you think they would fit on a 2 group slayer drip tray?

    Thanks

    Chester

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmic_couple22 View Post
    Thanks Chris, do you know their dimensions? do you think they would fit on a 2 group slayer drip tray?

    Thanks

    Chester
    They are probably a little too large to fit on the drip tray.

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    I got my Acaia (Perl White) scale a couple of days ago and the Android App crashes when the timer runs down to zero in the Brewing Print feature.If I press the [DONE] button in the top right before the timer has elapsed, it will not crash. I've emailed support <at> acaia.co with this info.
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    A bit off topic but I thought I'd update the above issue since I made it here; I've been able to get the Brewing Print to not crash by editing the timer I was using, which was the default Espresso one. I'm using a Rossa HC-P so I removed the single default timer and added two new ones. A three second one which is the time it takes me to wind up and start to see the pressure gauge move and another one for the extraction, which is currently 35 seconds.

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    For pourover i think the Hario ones work pretty well as already mentioned. I have also previously used a cheaper one ($10-$20) and used the timer on my phone which is a cheaper alternative but still can work.

    However the Acaia take it to another level. I have it paired with the iphone and it seems to work pretty well. The nice thing is that its a solid device with no gaps for coffee to or grinds to fall into, and from reading about it has been rigorously tested. So really easy to clean and really reliable and precise.

    Obviously just depends on budget, its quite an investment but the Acaia works a treat.

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    I'm interested in these as well. Can you give us a quick review, ravster1 and where you got it from. Also have you had it sitting below your spouts with a cup on top? I'd love to see the time and weight change as the shot progresses. I'm always measuring brew ratios. This seems to do it on the fly.

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    The Acaia ones are very nice, mainly because they look pretty. I can never bother getting my phone out of my pocket to use the app. I've had good experiences with the bonavita scales.

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    For travelling I use an AWS SM-500 with my aeropress, makes my brewing a lot more consistent and repeatable. It's quite small but probably no good for pour over unless you use a plastic v60 and cup.



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