exactly. I use a regular beer bottle for my 5 gal batches. (usually its one I'm enjoying while the wort is cooking) I store it with my fermenter...then check gravity on it instead of getting into my bucket. Its usually very close to the actual gravity.
Say he has a 1gal jug, and places 1/2gal of wort from his batch in there. He adds the appropriate amount of yeast at the same time he pitches yeast in to the big fermenter.
So could you just mix the wort and pitch the yeast in the big fermenter and THEN scoop out a satellite jug full of what's already mixed......instead of making a seperate mix, which could be slightly different?
It's NEVER going to be exact, there are too many variables in play, but it can be very close. For me it's not worth the extra work, I take samples directly from my fermenter.
Originally Posted by Revvy
And I'd like to see my 1.080 beers ready from grain to glass in a week, and served to me by red-headed twin penthouse pets wearing garter belts and fishnet stockings, with Irish accents, calling me "master luv gun," but we can't always get what we want can we? :)