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Oct 15, 2014
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What is the best way to grab a sample of the must for hydrometer reading, while leaving behind skins, seeds etc?
My wine thief would get clogged with stems/seeds, etc when I put it directly into the must. What I do now is partially submerge a fine mesh strainer into the must, then scoop out the juice with a measuring cup. From there, just pour the juice into the thief or test cylinder.
I'll echo the good advice given above. One of those fine mesh strainers with a handle; after stirring the must, push down the solids with the strainer and grab some of the juice.

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