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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

160 People have reviewed this product

Overall Rating: 4.6

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Good, but sensitive Review by Charda

(Posted on 5/22/15)

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Great unit with one caveat. The plastic its constructed of is sensitive to high alcohol content. I typically use grain alcohol (Everclear) to sanitize my equipment. It doesn't dilute the batch, is flavorless, and kills off any bacteria. After using this method to sanitize this item on its 3rd use, it began to spider-crack which propagated to the point that the main tube cracked in half. Luckily, Midwest has great customer service and was willing to replace it at no charge.

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.

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