Originally Posted by Jeffro74
The "theif" is great though... your hydrometer fits right in it and it's easy to sanitize. Maybe not necessary, but there's a lot of unnecessary stuff that is just handy... especially for beginners that are concerned about sanitization (i.e. me!)
Hey, no problem. I'm just pointing out that you don't need to buy one, as it's often stated (especially by those selling them, of course). There are many things that get touted, and then bought by beginners, that just aren't necessary. Many would like to know before wasting money.
But I do have to ask: what does sanitization have to do with it? You can take a sample with other things (as pointed out previously) without one; at no cost to sanitary practices.