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finigan4710 01-31-2013 12:14 AM

Hydrometer
 
After reading the wort should I put the sample back to e fermented

jethro55 01-31-2013 12:17 AM

Nope! And clean the heck out of the dipper before putting it away.

finigan4710 01-31-2013 12:18 AM

Why not? And how do u get wart in test tube?

masskrug 01-31-2013 12:19 AM

Should you? Your choice. You do risk infection. Is it worth that 2-3 ounces of beer? If you do decide to return it, clean and sanitize the wine thief and the hydrometer.

I don't think it is worth the risk, so I pour it into a glass and taste it.

sjohnv3 01-31-2013 12:24 AM

Nope, i would drink it.

RuffRider 01-31-2013 12:26 AM

Most definitely drink it! I never met a sample I didn't drink. :D

tackett 01-31-2013 12:29 AM

I always just drop the hydrometer directly in the wort...

Is this a bad idea?

DocScott 01-31-2013 12:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tackett
I always just drop the hydrometer directly in the wort...

Is this a bad idea?

Nope. This is ok to do as long as you sanitize first. Tough to do in a carboy though...

GASoline71 01-31-2013 04:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tackett (Post 4846208)
I always just drop the hydrometer directly in the wort...

Is this a bad idea?

It's what I do when using buckets as fermenters. Just sanitize the hydro with Star-san first. EZPZ

Gary

fishfoolz 01-31-2013 04:38 AM

Heck yeah, use a thief that's been sanitized. I taste my batches every time.


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