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davidisser

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I'm thinking I want to get a wine thief for sampling my brews; I've had a really horrible time with messes and overpouring when I've tried it with the auto-siphon. Does anyone know where I can get a wine thief in Los Angeles? Alternatively, where's the best spot to get one online?
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Dave
 

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I've never tried this before, but couldn't you just use the racking cane like you would a straw in a soda? Dip it in put your finger over the end and pull out. Alternatively, use the body of the autosiphon like this to get a bigger sample.
 
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Trouble with a turkey baster is the length. They just are not long enough to reach the beer in a carboy. I tried to connect a piece of tubing to my turkey baster and made an even bigger mess.
 

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Get a pyrex pipette for what ever volume you need. This is my 1/10 ml pipette I use for refractometer use. Just got it today. The glass is 12" long. 1/10 ml is a perfect size for use with a refractometer... just a couple drops. Easy to sanitize/clean.



I was a lab tech in the Navy so I'm pretty used to the pipette filler bulb :)
 
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