Tuesday, January 24, 2006
The other day, I overfilled a 3 gallon carboy after racking from a primary. My housemate happened to walk in while I was gently dipping my wine thief into the carboy, trying carefully to not overflow the liquid. She watched me as I did this several times, each time, drawing a very small amount of wine from the carboy.
Wendy then said, Ian, wouldnt you be better off using a turkey baster?
Holy smokes I went and sanitized the turkey baster and did what I wanted to do in mere seconds. Furthermore, I realized that a turkey baster is much handier for drawing liquid from the carboy for any activity that a wine thief would be used. Just squeeze the bulb on top, put the end of the baster in, release the bulb, and wine gets sucked up much faster than using a thief. As well, it doesnt drip as much at the bottom end either, after drawing it out of the wine.
Try it yourself sometime