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Title: samples with auto siphon
Post by: flbrewer on June 08, 2013, 01:52:02 PM
Can anyone share how they take samples with an auto siphon? Don't have a thief and the turkey baster is way too short.

-Do you leave the hose attached?
-Do you only use the outer part of the siphon?
Title: Re: samples with auto siphon
Post by: BrewArk on June 08, 2013, 06:26:14 PM
I always take the hose off the autosiphon to clean it.  With no hose it's easy for me to use the autosiphon with a couple of short strokes to fill the hydrometer jar.
Title: samples with auto siphon
Post by: flbrewer on June 08, 2013, 07:02:44 PM
Yeah that would work. I tried it with only the outer tube of the siphon and it did easily suck up beer but not enough to fill up my hydro test tube. Next time I will use the full assembly and pump.
Title: Re: samples with auto siphon
Post by: rainmaker on June 10, 2013, 10:35:38 PM
Check this out... http://www.midwestsupplies.com/fermtech-wine-thief.html

For the 8 bucks I thinks its well worth it, and easier to clean/sanitize.  Can check the gravity while your there as well.