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Old 02-01-2010, 02:39 AM   #11
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I sample with my racking cane (I'm cheap). I just immerse one end and suck on the other end (with my mouth) to draw liquid up, block air with my tongue, and pour into a glass waiting in the other hand. Small samples, but it's good for tasting (not enough for a hydro sample). AHS sells a stainless steel racking canes that can be autoclaved, and I've considered getting one for ease of mind when messing with brett/bugs.

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/product_info.php?products_id=10089

The turkey baster is probably a better idea because you can't get your spit in your beer on accident.

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