Originally Posted by bball3414
didnt pour it back in... but unfortunatley, didnt drink it. silly me!
We all have to learn that lesson the hard way, it seems!
While hyrdrometer samples don't often taste good, they can, over time, help give you a feel for how the beer is progressing. It's a good habit to get into, I think, but it's hardly necessary. I'm glad your beer seems to be fermenting normally.