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SMOKEU 06-17-2009 04:59 AM

Checking the gravities
If I measure the OG by pouring some of the beer out of the tap in the fermenter into a trial jar before adding yeast, and then I do the same after the bubbling has stopped to check the FG is constant over 2 days, is there much risk of an infection breeding inside the tap?

SourHopHead 06-17-2009 05:07 AM

I always spray with sanitizer before and after I sample.

sunblock 06-17-2009 06:34 AM

I guess its possible to get some leftover wort in the tap that gets some nastiness in it. I usually just sanitize my hydrometer and measure directly in the fermenter. 95% of the time the fermentation is done as I let it sit in the primary a good while before removing. I can usually tell if a fermentation has had issues before testing ... weak bubbling, no krausen etc ...

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