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Old 09-13-2011, 10:37 PM   #1
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Default How to use hydrometer/thermometer in fermenter?

Like, if I have my wort mixed already in the fermenter, how do you go about using the hydrometer/thermometer? Do you drop the thermometer into the fermenter and then pull it out somehow? To get beer for the hydrometer flask, do you carefully pour it out of the fermenter?

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Old 09-13-2011, 10:39 PM   #2
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I use a sanitized turkey baster that I bought from Wally-World. Cheap and easy. Many use a wine thief.

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Old 09-14-2011, 05:55 AM   #3
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I use a wine thief that I got from my LHBS to transfer the wort to the hydrometer flask.

Cheap plastic one was like 4 bucks, they had nice glass ones, but I think that's just something else to break ...

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I use my autosiphon without attaching a hose. Just pump directly into graduated cylinder. Works like a charm.

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I've found that sanitizing a hydrometer and checking the cooled wort in the kettle is easiest for me...

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