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
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4.7 / 5.0166 ReviewsIts OKIt would be better if it did not drip so much. Not just stuff running off the sides but the seal is just so so.October 12, 2018Purchased
5 months agoGreat addition.Highly recommend, easy to use , a great addition to my wine making tools.August 25, 2018Purchased
6 months agoWine thiefWorks as advertised. This unit has simplified taking specific gravity readings immensely. I would recommend this tool for beer and wine makers.April 28, 2018Purchased
10 months agoVulneable to chemical induced crackingThe thief works exceptionally well for taking SP readings but i have found that it does not play well with certain sanitizers. I use FiveStar PBW and Starsan for cleaning purposes. 30 days after the first sanitation the Acrylic tube showed signs of crazing (numerous small cracks). Based on material compatibility charts either the Sodium carbonate compounds of PBW or the phosphoric acid in starsan may be causing the problem.Crazing due to chemical attack by typical sanitizersMarch 18, 2018Purchased
1 year agoa most needed helpthis was for sure money well invested. I absolutely love the wine thief, it is perfect to do hydrometer readings and taste tests in a very simple way. It works really well and surpassed my expectations.July 10, 2017Purchased
1 year agoSaves me a lot of time and trouble!This device has really saved me a lot of time and trouble. With it I can not only get more accurate Hydrometer readings, but also see how the wine is clearing at different stages of fermentation.
I would recommend this product!May 24, 2017Purchased
1 year agoGreat companyNice people and easy to deal with.March 16, 2016wine thiefworks great for drawing wine samplesFebruary 11, 2016Good, but sensitiveGreat 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.May 22, 2015
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