sanitizing water use

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sanitizing water use

Postby Radler » Thu May 18, 2006 5:05 pm

How is it that everybody gets gravity readings? Everytime I brew I mix up some Sanstar and have a bucket of it for everything but to just sanitize the stuff to get a gravity reading it seems a horrible waste of water. Is there any other method to sanitizing just the tube etc. for sucking some out to measure?
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Taking a gravity reading

Postby brewmeisterintng » Sun Jun 25, 2006 4:52 pm

I take my gravity readings:
Initially, on brew day so I sanitize my wine thief in conjunction with my carboy.
2nd when I have waited long enough during the secondary confirmed by little to no action in the air lock. Sanitizing in my bottling bucket. I use bleach as it does a decent job and is so economical so if by chance my secondary was still too high I wasted a little time and a few cents of bleach. It requires a little more contact time but in my opinion is worth the trade off.

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