From the HBD Archive
From: willa@hpvclwa
Subject: Steam Beer Ferment
Date: 1989-09-25 16:05:50 GMT

Mark Nevar writes:
>I'm not one for constantly taking hydrometer
>readings to determine if the ferment is done. I don't like the
>risk of opening the fermenter and syphoning. I know there must
>be some kind of beer "thief" that can act like a syringe. I tried
>using a large syringe, but the needle opening was too limiting.
>Any ideas ? I'd rather use hydrometer readings instead of counting
>the time between bubbles (BTW, I usually wait for 5 min intervals
>before I bottle).

I use a basting bulb (available at any supermarket) with great success. You
can even pull the bulb off of the tube to get the whole affair sanitized.

. .Will

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