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Old 03-16-2008, 04:34 PM   #1
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I have yet to take gravity readinds on my beer as I have no idea how to get the sweet wort from the 6.5 gal primary into the flask! I've heard of using a baster, but I can't find one long enough to reach the top of the 5 gal batch.
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Old 03-16-2008, 04:38 PM   #2
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Do you have a auto-siphon? If so remove the inner pipe and use the outer like a wine thief.

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Old 03-16-2008, 04:39 PM   #3
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You can take the racking cane, or tubing, be real careful of cleanliness and sanitation.....Incert the tube in the carboy or bucket place your thumb over the hold in the other end. Remove cane and hold over your flask and take your thumb off it should release the liquid. Stainless tubing works good. Also you can take an auto siphon and incert in the beer just enough to get a sample. It has a flapper checkvalve in the bottom. Just be sure its clean.
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Another idea is to put a piece of tubing on the end of you baster.

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Old 03-18-2008, 03:39 AM   #5
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I know this doesn't help you now... but take from your brew pot before you transfer it to your fermenter... or take that last little bit that didn't make it into the fermenter that was left over in your boil pot with the rest of the trub.

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Or get a wine thief. It's a handy tool to have around as well.

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+1 for wine thief.

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+1 for wine thief for samples just after you brewed and just after you transferred to secondary.

for everything else i use this: 3 Piece Sample Taker

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