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Old 10-25-2012, 11:52 PM   #1
Oct 2011
howell, mi
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I always sanitize my "wine thief" by dipping it in starsan before taking a sample, i always drain all of the liquid out and shake it dry a bit, but of course there are still a little bit of starsan foam clinging to the inside. Anybody have any idea if this is enough to impact a gravity reading?

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Old 10-26-2012, 07:54 PM   #3
Apr 2011
., Connecticut
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think of it in terms of volume relative to one another... assuming starsan has a gravity of 1.000 (same as water), what does 1 or two drops of water do to a pint of beer (1pt = roughtly 9500 drops)? ....relatively, nothing.

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