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Old 01-25-2012, 03:16 AM   #1
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I ferment in a 15 gallon plastic fermenter and would like to test/sample the beer befor racking to a secondary without removing the lid. Does any one have or use a small sampling valve on thier fermenter? If so what kind of setup is it?



 
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:35 AM   #2
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You can use a wine thief if you don't have a valve.



 
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:18 PM   #3
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My goal is to not open the fermented and still be able to check the gravity.

 
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:20 PM   #4
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I have a ported better bottle. You could probably use their valve setup. I have only used it once so far, but it worked out really well for drawing a gravity sample. Another benefit I found was draining off the yeast after rinsing/washing.
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