Fermtech Wine Thief
This is a thief you'll actually want in your home! Sampling beer or wine is easy with the 19" Fermtech Wine Thief. Allows you to draw samples and take a hydrometer reading at the same time. Faster than using a regular test jar, it lets you return the wort to the carboy with less risk of infection, cutting down on losing any of your finished product.
- Efficiently draws wine and beer samples
- Also takes hydrometer reading simultaneously
- Sanitize the unit before use, then take a sample, reading and then return the sample back to the fermenter
Like and recommend for easy hydrometer testing.
I use to to get beer out of the fermentor. Works great and my hydrometer is able to fit right in for an accurate reading. I would recommend it.
I found this product leaked like a sieve trying to draw a sample directly out of the primary fermenter.
I much prefer the really cheap version that came with the hydrometer I purchased. It will hold liquid until I let go of the suction.
Works well extracting skin-free must or wine, but not for taking a sample of the must directly out of the primary fermenter. That's why I gave it 4 stars and not 5. If used to extract the grape must for reading specific gravity etc, the nozzle will tend to clog if attempting to insert the wine thief into the primary fermenter with skins.
Great, inexpensive upgrade. I've been floating the hydrometer right in the thief. It has really simplified the gravity test for me.