checking s.g.

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hey there... rookie brewer here and i've got my primary going in a 5
gallon carboy and was wondering how i would check my s.g. the fluid is
filled to the bottom of the neck, and i don't want to lose my
hydrometer, if i can't reach it.

any advise would be greatly appreciated.

thx.

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Sanitize a turkey baster and withdraw enough to fill your hydrometer
tube and measure it outside the carboy.  (Drink the sample!)

Derric


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that's a fantastic idea! thanks!!

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Actually, this is a better idea than my idea of using a syphon since you
have the beer up to the neck.  My current batch is too low to reach with
a turkey baster (~4.5-5 gallons in a 6.5 gallon carboy).

Scott


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Get a 2-hole stopper that fits your sample tube top. Attach two pieces of small
tubing to the two holes. Place the stopper into the sample tube. Sanitise one
hose, drop it in the carboy, and suck on the other, holding the sample tube
below the top of the beer in the carboy. When you have enough sample, pull the
tube from the carboy, continuing suction so the liquid flows into the sample
tube. Very safe, works through small hole in bucket lids, and no waste or
drippage like a baster.

The first time I tried this, I didn't have a stopper, and just wrapped a wad of
saran wrap around the two hoses, and pressed the wad over the top of the sample
tube, for the same results.

Bob

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Shouldn't lose it unless all you have plain water.  The best way is to
use sterilized syphon tubing and draw off a sample into a hrdrometer jar
and test there.  Then drink the sample when you're done :)

Scott


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