I make sure all of my testing equipment is washed and sanitized right before use so I can put the sample back. I keep out enough for a sip to taste. One reason why I always put it back is I do 2gl batches.
Drinking Fat Tire Clone
Carbing/Aging Westy 12(new world), Chocolate stout V2, Pumpkin Ale V2.5 (1st batch 2014)
In the bucket Pumpkin Ale V2.5 (2nd batch 2014), Kinda Double Bastard
On Deck The Kaiser, Blue Moon, oatmeal porter