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The Sample Taker
MT342

The Sample Taker

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Description

An easy, sanitary way to take samples! 
 
No need to start a siphon with this Sample Taker - simply lower it into your carboy and it fills automatically! You just insert your hydrometer to take your reading. 
Item # MT342
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.75 LBS
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replacement
Rex R on Mar 12, 2021
Ease of taking gravity samples.
Stephen Michael G on Dec 12, 2020
replacement
Rex R on Mar 12, 2021
my wine theif is too short to reach into the carboy!
James E on Feb 5, 2021
Ease of taking gravity samples.
Stephen Michael G on Dec 12, 2020
Christmas gift
Mark A on Dec 8, 2020
It seemed neat?
Clinton W on Oct 26, 2020
To get liquid samples out for pH and gravity readings
Jason T B on Jun 16, 2020
Just starting brewing
Antony D M on May 6, 2020
To easily take beer samples.
Vicki G on Dec 7, 2019
upgrading equipment
NH Sub vet on Nov 25, 2019
Difficulties drawing sample from carboy
Eric D on Oct 29, 2019
On special
Charles B on Sep 10, 2019
Easier FG readings
Sam H on Aug 28, 2019
For everyday use of wine making
MIKE R on Jan 29, 2019
Current one is many years old and starting to get scratched up
Matt B on Dec 12, 2018
Cheaper than an actual wine thief and same purpose
Wendy T on Oct 4, 2018
Check vinegar in barrel without spiget
audrey n on Jul 31, 2018
for beer.
Brian J S on Jul 27, 2018
Didn't have one, more convenient
Ken P on May 16, 2018
I read your reviews and looks very convenient
Fernando A on May 7, 2018
Hydrometer readings
Jason B on Apr 17, 2018
Using a turkey baster, currently.
paul wilkerson on Apr 4, 2018
User reviews here on MoreBeer
PATRICK F on Feb 8, 2018
Make sample taking easier when making wine
Robert W on Jan 13, 2018
Tired of spilling precious wort trying to fill a flask to take hydrometer readings.
Joseph W on Jan 10, 2018
my wine theif is too short to reach into the carboy!
James E on Feb 5, 2021
Christmas gift
Mark A on Dec 8, 2020
Reviews

3.6 / 5.0
29 Reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5
This device is useful for taking samples from the fermenter
March 19, 2021
Purchased
4 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Works, but drips.
Takes just enough beer for the hydrometer, drips pretty constantly so have a towel on the floor. Says you can put the beer back but that seems pretty ridiculous, way too much chance for contamination. It does what it needs to so I don’t have to use a siphon.
March 17, 2021
Purchased
4 months ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Touchy valve. Works ok with drip protection on floor.
December 22, 2020
Purchased
7 months ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Works but leaks
Product works as expected but leaks a bit. Be prepared to clean up a mess.
May 28, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 2 out of 5
Does not seal - you need to have something below it to prevent mess
October 30, 2019
Response from MoreFlavor
Hey so sorry about your experience. We try very hard to create the best experience for our customers and provide quality products. Please give us a call at 1-800-600-0033 or email us at info@moreflavor.com so that we can assist you. We are here to help. Cheers!
May 29, 2020
Malcolm lieban
Rated 3 out of 5
Drips after filling
This thing works fine except the fluid being tested will occasionally drip out. That's OK if you will be making your test over your container. If not you will need to hold your hand under it to avoid making a mess. The plastic walls are very clear so it is easy to read the brix.
March 25, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Handy as a thief, , but leaks quite a bit. Need another container to test in.
September 7, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Doesn't fit 1 gallon carboy
It works, doesn't seem to leak for me as it did for others but its essentially useless at the moment. It will not fit into 1 gallon carboys
March 6, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Works Well
As mentioned in other reviews, it is not a perfect seal on the bottom. I tried to use the hydrometer in the sample taker, but it requires a little too much effort in my opinion. I take the sample and fill my 100ml test tube. I normally just do one sample when I am confident fermentation is over so this works fine and allows a taste test as well. If you wanted to do samples during fermentation, it is nice in that you can float the hydrometer in a very small sample size, you just have to be willing to wait for the foam to settle and to balance just right so it floats as there isn't much clearance.
February 26, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best product for FG readings
Uses much less volume to take a hydrometer reading than in a standard tube. Has to be held perfectly level to keep the hydrometer from touching the side however it's quite simple. I do also get a few drips from leakage but I have no complaints over a few drops. For me this product is a necessity and makes the process easier.
January 7, 2016