I brewed a 1 gallon batch of pale ale yesterday. Just experiementing with some dry malt extract and leaf hops. I have a five gallon batch of weizenbier going and my method of getting a gravity involves a sanitised turkey baster and a 250 mL graduated cylinder. If I take that from my little one gal batch I will be wasting my beer. I really dont want to invest in a refractometer but I guess I could look for a skinnier glass cylinder. Is it possible to tie a string to a sanitised hydrometer and drop it into the one gal jug?