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1 gallon bavarian hefe primary

i picked up a 1 gallon hefe kit and its been in primary for 9 days…with such a small volume of beer i do not want to fill up my hydrometer tube for a reading…would it be crazy to bottle this beer now without taking a reading?

you could sanitize the tube/hydro and add the beer back to the fermenter

You know i would but my hydro tube is pretty scratched i dont wanna take the chance …but i did pitch half a pack of yeast into such a small volume maybe that fermented it down already?

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Yer’ not going to dip your hydro tube in there are ya’?

And for sure, not pour the remainder back?
:shock:

Can’t you pull some out with a sanitized siphon, enough for your hydro tube, and pull the test?

And of course, drink the sample , ( for quality control purposes). :cheers:

I could see not wanting to waste any since I think the gal kits only make 8-10 bottles anyway.

just curious, why not just wait another 4-5 days and be sure it is ready?

well i went ahead and bottled it…Once i got down to the bottom and lost my siphon i stopped and filled my hydro tube with the remaining beer…it read 1012…the og was about 1050 give or take i forgot…i should be good right?

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