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Old 03-02-2009, 10:46 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

Just wondering what all you guys like to use for your hydrometer sampling jar (glass vile, jar, cup?)

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Old 03-02-2009, 10:52 PM   #2
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I use one of the cheap plastic ones from the LHBS.... I couldn't find much need to spend more than a couple bux on one..



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Old 03-02-2009, 11:00 PM   #3
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I use one of the cheap plastic ones from the LHBS.... I couldn't find much need to spend more than a couple bux on one..
Ditto.

The one I got was under $3 and the tube unscrews from the base to make it easier to clean. Does that make sense? It does in my head, but it doesn't always translate to others.

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Old 03-02-2009, 11:08 PM   #4
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I never have good luck with the plastic jars - the ones with the removable base always seem to leak. I just use the plastic container the hydrometer came in.

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I've had pretty good luck with the plastic tube that the hydrometer came in....Just have to be a little careful.

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Old 03-02-2009, 11:12 PM   #6
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Wine thief... its long enough to get a good sample from a carboy or a bucket..

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I've had pretty good luck with the plastic tube that the hydrometer came in....Just have to be a little careful.
same here...
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I use one of the cheap plastic ones from the LHBS.... I couldn't find much need to spend more than a couple bux on one..
I have to ditto this one.... Nothing special, but the thinnest and still allow the hydrometer freedom of movement is best. That way you don't take more wort than absolutely necessary. I am finding a refractometer is the way to go though. The more I use it, the more I realize what I have been missing all this time.
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