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Old 12-29-2011, 04:06 PM   #1
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Sorry if this is a repeat question but I was not able to find it in searching. I am prepping to do my first batch in week or so when my equipment arrives. Since I was short sighted and did not add a test jar to my order, is there any reason not to take OG and FG directly from the brew kettle and bottling pale? (with a properly sanitized hydrometer)

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Old 12-29-2011, 04:09 PM   #2
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people do that and if you're sanitary, it's ok, but it's a lot harder to read the hydro. i pull a small sample, put it in the plastic tube my hydro came in and read it in there. works great.

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i pull a small sample, put it in the plastic tube my hydro came in and read it in there. works great.
+1. This is exactly what I do and it works fine. Good to see another KC brewer!
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I will do that. Thanks.

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Old 12-29-2011, 05:29 PM   #5
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It does work, but I always think it's a pain. Maybe my plastic tube isn't as good as other people's, I don't know. Think I need to get an actual jar with a wide base or something. But yes, it does work :-)

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Old 12-29-2011, 05:47 PM   #6
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+1. This is exactly what I do and it works fine. Good to see another KC brewer!
Let's wait and see how the first batch turns out before we label me a brewer.
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Hydrometers are very fragile, and putting them in the kettle or pail puts the batch at risk if the hydrometer breaks. There are a couple of threads dealing with the brewer's agonizing decision as to whether to dump the batch or not, after the hydrometer breaks.

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