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Old 09-25-2009, 05:08 AM   #1
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So Im about ready to check the FG to see if fermentation is done....but how do I do that? I understand how to use a hydrometer, thats not the issue. I need to know: what is the best way to get the beer out of the fermenter? Im rather terrified about contamination and oxygen and all of that, so any advice would be great. If its simple I apologize for the question. Thanks guys.

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Old 09-25-2009, 05:11 AM   #2
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Either use a sanitized "wine thief" or turkey baster.

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Old 09-25-2009, 05:14 AM   #3
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Make sure to sanitize your thief or turkey baster and do not return the sample to the fermenter (drink it) and you'll do just fine. The odds of you messing anything up during this process is nil.

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Old 09-25-2009, 05:16 AM   #4
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Ah thanks for the fast responses! Yeah I didnt even think of not returning the sample to the fermenter, great tip.

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