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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 0.75LBS
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Cheaper than an actual wine thief and same purpose
Wendy T on Oct 4, 2018
for beer.
Brian J S on Jul 27, 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.
Brian S 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
Check vinegar in barrel without spiget
audrey n on Jul 31, 2018
Didn't have one, more convenient
Ken P on May 16, 2018
Reviews

3.7 / 5.0
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Handy as a thief, , but leaks quite a bit. Need another container to test in.
September 7, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
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
7 months ago
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
8 months ago
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
Good value for money
much better than designs that come apart for cleaning. I dont find that it leaks at all. Very satisfied.
May 27, 2015
Easy and good way to take samples
I haave not had any issues with mine and I use it a lot!
You will be glad you made the purchase!
May 27, 2015
An Easy, Sanitary Way To Take Samples
I always use this to take OG and FG readings. I have never tried to drop the hydrometer right into the sample taker tube. I always empty the sample into a hydrometer test jar. It works great!
May 26, 2015
Good thief
As others have mentioned, it does tend to leak. I've started to use the thief to pull wort and dump into another container where I can take a hydrometer reading.
May 13, 2015
Effective, but has small leak.
It completely works, but anticipate a few drips. Works with a standard hydrometer.
May 6, 2015
Leaky, but functional
This does what it's supposed to, but expect significant leakage.
May 12, 2014