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Old 08-24-2009, 02:22 AM   #1
Aug 2009
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How should i get the beer from the carboy into the test tube for gravity reading? I'm worried about contaminating it.

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Old 08-24-2009, 02:24 AM   #2
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Turkey baster that has been sanitized.
It's not a beer gut....I'm building a shed over my tool.

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Old 08-24-2009, 02:27 AM   #3
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I'm low-tech and go the turkey baster route but you could grab one of these: Fermtech Wine Thief :: Midwest Supplies Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies

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Old 08-24-2009, 02:28 AM   #4
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If the beer is in a carboy it can often be difficult to get a sample with a turkey baster as they are often not skinny enough. I use a turkey baster for my plastic bucket fermenters but I have to use a wine thief for my carboys. Mine is very similar to the large portion of an auto siphon if you have one of those.

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Old 08-24-2009, 04:00 AM   #5
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Sanitized beer thief:

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