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Offline FLbrewer

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samples with auto siphon
« on: June 08, 2013, 06:52:02 AM »
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?

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Re: samples with auto siphon
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2013, 11:26:14 AM »
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.
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2013, 12:02:44 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.

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Re: samples with auto siphon
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2013, 03:35:38 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.