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Old 11-10-2005, 06:39 PM   #11
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Another method which works well: sanitize your hydrometer and leave it in the filled carboy. When you rack, it gently floats to the bottom. To remove, fill the carboy with water and it floats out.
If your luck is anything like mine, you can insert the words "and it breaks" a couple times in the sentences listed above....

I use a turkey baster that stays with the brewery. I santitize then take a sample. No problems so far.


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Old 11-10-2005, 06:59 PM   #12
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Turkey baster , stays in the brewery.
ditto, except I use my cooking one. It is stainless and the bulb comes off for cleaning. I just throw the tube into some boiling water, run some of the boiling water into the bulb a couple times, and then use. No issues thus far.


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Old 11-10-2005, 09:06 PM   #13
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I've been inspired, I have just bought a turkey baster for 99 pence.
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Old 11-10-2005, 10:40 PM   #14
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I've been inspired, I have just bought a turkey baster for 99 pence.
Oh yea, everyone forgot to mention its the cheapest too!
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I have one batch in a 6gal carboy, sadly a turkey baster will not reach the beer. I have a batch in a 5gal carboy too. I'm thinking i'll turkey baste the 5gal, then drop the hydrometer in and leave into the 6. I reallly don't want to risk a break though.. i'm pretty sure that belgian batch in the 6gal is going to be uber delicious. wish me luck!
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