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Old 01-11-2006, 06:46 PM   #1
Jan 2006
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Hey everybody, I'm a newbie so I tend to be on the ultra-cautious side. With that being said, what are you guys' thoughts on wort sampling both in the primary and secondary? How often, if ever, do you do it?
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Old 01-11-2006, 06:48 PM   #2
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Just when I transfer. From kettle to primary, from primary to secondary, and from secondary to bottling bucket/keg. The only exception is when I have a flavoring agent in the secondary such as hops or oak chips or chilis and I want to rack it off at a specific flavor profile.

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Old 01-11-2006, 06:53 PM   #3
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I usually sample once in the primary and once in secondary. Just enough for a gravity reading and a taste.

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Old 01-11-2006, 06:57 PM   #4
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I sample the wort when it goes into the primary and when I transfer. If the ferment seems to be stuck, I'll draw additional samples, maybe every other day. If I'm dry hopping in the secondary, I might draw a sample after a week to check hop levels.
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