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Sample Port on carboy

Post by wader98 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:17 am

I hear a lot people of saying not put a sample port on carboy due to risk of infection and all that other stuff...
I brew 2.5 gallon batches and was looking to get the fastferment 3 gallon conical once it comes out but i may just switch to PET bottles with a port..

Those who are using plastic carboys/buckets or even SS brew buckets is the sample port something you would consider very usefull or just stick with the wine thief to pull samples?

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Re: Sample Port on carboy

Post by Jimmy » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:35 am

I drilled one of my ClearBrew fermenting buckets to add a spigot a few years back. It is nice for drawing samples and racking, however, the spigot had a tendency to leak.

If you're going to go with a spigot, I'd be sure to remove it for cleaning after every use...boil any parts that you can (ie: oring/gasket).
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Re: Sample Port on carboy

Post by McGruff » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:38 am

I personally would stick to the wine thief.

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Re: Sample Port on carboy

Post by Jimmy » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:54 am

McGruff wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:38 am
I personally would stick to the wine thief.
My post wasn't necessarily in support of a spigot - I'd actually go without one if I was using buckets/carboys...but there is something nice about being able to draw a sample without having to haul out & sanitize a wine thief.

Just buy Rubbetoe's conical off him, and you won't have to worry about it!
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Re: Sample Port on carboy

Post by wader98 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:51 pm

Jimmy wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:54 am
McGruff wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:38 am
I personally would stick to the wine thief.
My post wasn't necessarily in support of a spigot - I'd actually go without one if I was using buckets/carboys...but there is something nice about being able to draw a sample without having to haul out & sanitize a wine thief.

Just buy Rubbetoe's conical off him, and you won't have to worry about it!
Would love a conical but only doing 2.5 gallons! Thinking maybe I could go stainless and get the 3.5 gallon brew bucket or the anvil 4 gallon fermenter....

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Re: Sample Port on carboy

Post by mckay75 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:33 pm

Jimmy wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:54 am
McGruff wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:38 am
I personally would stick to the wine thief.
My post wasn't necessarily in support of a spigot - I'd actually go without one if I was using buckets/carboys...but there is something nice about being able to draw a sample without having to haul out & sanitize a wine thief.

Just buy Rubbetoe's conical off him, and you won't have to worry about it!
tell me more about this conical for sale...I din't see anything in the classifieds.

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Re: Sample Port on carboy

Post by RubberToe » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:40 pm

Haha, I'm still on the fence about it. 14.5 gallon stainless steel, butterfly valves. PM me if interested so we don't thread hijack.
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