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Old 05-25-2007, 01:05 PM   #1
May 2007
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hey all... what is the best way to remove a sample for hydrometer testing...

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Old 05-25-2007, 01:12 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by casablanca
hey all... what is the best way to remove a sample for hydrometer testing...
Use a wine theif. Well worth the money.

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Old 05-25-2007, 01:21 PM   #3
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If you have an autosiphon, you can use the lower part. This is what I do, have to do it a couple times and it kind of leaks, I dump it into a glass then into the tube for the hydrometer. A wine thief would work better but I like not buying new stuff when something I have will work OK.

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Old 05-25-2007, 01:39 PM   #4
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From carboys I use a death-meat baster (wife's allergic to poultry) or I installed a spigot on my primary bucket.
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Old 05-25-2007, 05:20 PM   #6
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turkey baster for teh win

EDIT: Actually, this is what i use...same concept:
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Old 05-25-2007, 06:40 PM   #7
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I used a turkey baster when I was fermenting in a bucket but now that I switched to carboys I am using my autosiphon (gonna invest in a wine thief soon though).
And now we go AG!

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Old 05-26-2007, 02:11 AM   #8
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Yeah, I was using my autosiphon as well but, like beerrific mentioned, it kind of leaks and I make messes.... So I just spent the bucks on a wine thief....

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Old 05-26-2007, 02:22 AM   #9
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Hard to be a wine thief for samples
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