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Fermtech Wine Thief

$7.99

Product Number: 8260

Availability: In stock

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 fermenter 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
  • Note: doesn’t fit smaller ½ to 1-gallon carboys


Height 19"

Customer Reviews

159 People have reviewed this product

Overall Rating: 4.6

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worth the $$ Review by mike

(Posted on 2/23/14)

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A good investment. easy to use. A clean way to test

The only way Review by Spy V

(Posted on 2/17/14)

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This is the only way to take a sample for a hydrometer reading. And also less chance of contaminating your batch . And easy to clean and keep clean . A must for every one.

Two for the price of one Review by JSP

(Posted on 2/4/14)

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This is really nice. The mix of the hydrometer and the ability to sample your beer is very nice. It saves you the time of having to clean a few extra things, which if you are like me and value your time, is worth its weight in gold.

must-have item Review by Craig

(Posted on 1/31/14)

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The thief is a very simple, yet must-have item for homebrewers. It's the best way to take gravity and tasting samples from a fermenter. It's light, and very easy to clean.

Great Tool Review by Chuck

(Posted on 1/24/14)

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Essential if you want to easily take hydrometer readings. Take the reading right in the thief and you are done.

Works as Stated Review by John

(Posted on 1/21/14)

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Just started making wine in addition to my beer brewing. This is a necessary tool and at a reasonable price. It is a little hard to dry out the inside tube as there is only one opening and it does not come apart. I feed a paper towel into the opening but then have to use a piercing tool to remove the paper once pushed down to the bottom. It is easier now that I have a system.

The best way to get samples from a carboy Review by JD

(Posted on 1/21/14)

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I just dip it in, and get my sample. In case there is head space it still works while a baster wont. This is the only sampling tool I will use.

The easiest and best way to SG/OG sample your batches Review by MarkR

(Posted on 12/30/13)

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After one use, you'll wonder why there was ever any other way to take pre & post fermentation gravity readings. Highly recommended.

Good for Better Bottles and Carboys Review by Dobson

(Posted on 12/20/13)

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It drips (it doesn't leak), and isn't really need for Plastic buckets, but it's good for carboys. I prefer it to a baster. It's worth owning.

Must-have for carboy users Review by Macaille

(Posted on 11/27/13)

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When we upgraded to a carboy for fermenting we also purchased a Thief...it's a great measuring tool and essential to a carboy system. Works great, easy to clean, and provides a nice sample for testing. Great product.

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