1 Here I measure some of my grains on my antique set of scales (that were used in the long past to measure other dry goods) that I rescued from a local antique store. The scales were sitting outside in the rain, were rusty and dirty. I tried to look past the tape, rust and dirt. After a good cleaning, scrubbing and a nice coat of clear paint, the rescued scales are a key piece of equipment in my distillery. Did I say how accurate they are? On the money! They are essential to my mashing where I need to accurately measure my corn, rye and barley that I mix with my local filtered water.