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Old 11-18-2007, 04:28 AM   #1
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Just needed some opinions on taste testing. Made a batch of apfelwein in a brew bucket. I removed the airlock inserted my sterilized tube and siphoned out enough for a gravity test and a rocks glass full for tasting, sterilized my airlock and put it back in.
Some recent reading on other sites leads me to worry about oxidization, but I wanted some real opinions. (i dont have a wine thief before you ask)

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Old 11-18-2007, 01:58 PM   #2
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as long as you didn't splash the beer, you didn't oxidize it. a wine thief is handy, but not a required tool.

I do prefer it for grabbing samples from a carboy, vs. a turkey baster.

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Old 11-18-2007, 02:26 PM   #3
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I know some peolpe who don't even use the airlock...

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Old 11-18-2007, 03:23 PM   #4
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No need to steal extra for a sample. Take your gravity reading then drink out of the test tube.

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Old 11-20-2007, 09:50 PM   #5
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wasnt enough in the test tube for a group sample (swmbo and friends)

and thanks for the turkey baster suggestion, i had never thought of or read of that.

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Old 11-21-2007, 01:51 AM   #6
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if you followed ed's recipie to speck with the 2lbs dextrose, enough to sample gravity with should give you a tickle

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