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Old 07-04-2012, 06:36 PM   #51
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Just installed another spigot on another ferment bucket. I feel this will help w/ hydro samples & tastings along the way. No opening the bucket. No sanitizing anything. Draw a lil out the tap, take a reading, drink, be happy. Or lost & confused :}

How do you clean/sanitize the spigot after beer/wort comes out of it?

I used to siphon for my samples but now I just tip the carboy over, fill a glass and drink it. er, I mean, test it... Then I spray the opening of the carboy with sanitizer and replace the airlock.
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:50 PM   #52
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I use a sanitized coffee mug. Works great.

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Old 07-05-2012, 02:01 PM   #53
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I've spent a few minutes searching for it and haven't found much, but I'm wondering if there's not a giant syringe that might work well for this task? You know, like something used in equine medicine or givin' whales shots or something like that. Hmm...
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This would work really well with some small tubing—it would draw off nearly a cup in one pull! Too bad you'd probably have to buy in bulk from a dude named "Mr. Snake Wang."
An auto-siphon works exactly as you are suggesting, and it pulls the perfect amount for a hydrometer flask..
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:10 AM   #54
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An auto-siphon works exactly as you are suggesting, and it pulls the perfect amount for a hydrometer flask..
Yup, I was thinking about that, wondering how well it would work... But wouldn't it be cool to find some big, cartoony, Three Stooges-style syringe to use?
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When I used to work with underwater electrical connectors we used a lot of polyurethanes and epoxys - one of the industrial supply places sold syringes in the caulking tube sizes.

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But wouldn't it be cool to find some big, cartoony, Three Stooges-style syringe to use?
Anything in Three Stooges-style is cool!
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When I used to work with underwater electrical connectors we used a lot of polyurethanes and epoxys - one of the industrial supply places sold syringes in the caulking tube sizes.
I think I've seen those before...
That would be nice, because you could attach a piece of tubing to the tip and insert it into the bung/grommet hole without removing the bung/bucket lid.
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