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
works as advertised, easy to use and effective
I purchased this item to minimize wort loss when needing to check SG. As a thief, no problem. However the diameter is small and upon inserting the hydrometer it sticks to the thief. The thief did not contain enough wort to float the hydrometer above the opening so I could dislodge it. ( I am using a 3 gallon Fast Ferment). This also prevented me from spinning the hydrometer to dislodge CO2 bubbles from the hydrometer.
Overall quality is good but using hydrometer with it can be problematic.
The wine making kit was purchased as a gift and I have no feedback from the recipient, other than pleasure in receiving it.
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.