Wine thief and spirit decanting discussion

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Wine thief and spirit decanting discussion

Postby dogbreath vodka » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:49 pm

A picture is worth.....

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I should make a wine thief .......... meh....eventually
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Wine thief and spirit decanting discussion

Postby Professor Green » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:37 pm

Mate, that sample dipper is the dogs bollocks, you don't need no stinkin' wine thief!

I grabbed myself a glass wine thief not too long ago, left it on the dining table and must have bumped it at some stage.; cracked the bastard before I even had a chance to use it...

Cheers,
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Postby EziTasting » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:01 am

Professor Green wrote:I grabbed myself a glass wine thief not too long ago, left it on the dining table and must have bumped it at some stage.; cracked the bastard before I even had a chance to use it...

Cheers,
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Maaaaate, that would sting!!

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Postby scythe » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:34 am

Why not just make something like a wine thief out of copper or stainless, you dont really need to see the liquid in it do you?

1/2" up to 1" reducer 1" length of what ever legth you decide on, with another 1/2" to 1" at the top to put your thumb over.
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Postby EziTasting » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:14 am

scythe wrote:Why not just make something like a wine thief out of copper or stainless, you dont really need to see the liquid in it do you?

1/2" up to 1" reducer 1" length of what ever legth you decide on, with another 1/2" to 1" at the top to put your thumb over.



you must a have thick thumbs! :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Postby scythe » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:40 pm

You will obviously cover the 1/2" end of the reducer at the top of it with your thumb not the 1" .
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Postby dogbreath vodka » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:12 pm

Was thinking copper would be the go....
Maybe even smaller than 1/2inch both ends.
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Postby OzzyChef » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:33 pm

I vote that there needs to be a Wine Thief Build thread! I'd be interested in building one for sure!
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Postby EziTasting » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:27 pm

For all you handy guys that would be easy!

quick search reveals that they are between 500-700mm long, generally all are 1" (25-30mm) in diameter with a concentric point at one end and an end-cap with a breather hole in the other... Very straight forward 3-piece construction... if you can solder.

Others have various options internationally on fleabay... I think I might learn how to solder ...?!?


... :oops: some are very 'racy' looking!!
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Postby scythe » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:52 pm

The curved ones i assume are for use in smaller barrels that are laying down and the bung is in the middle.
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Postby rumdidlydum » Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:50 pm

OzzyChef wrote:I vote that there needs to be a Wine Thief Build thread! I'd be interested in building one for sure!

:text-+1:
Just make sure there are plenty of build pics :D
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Postby dogbreath vodka » Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:30 pm

Rumdidyly
Shifted this to it's own thread.

Sooo I guess someone needs to make a wine thief...
:D :D
Any volunteers?
:D :D






Race you!
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Re: Wine thief and spirit decanting discussion

Postby Zak Griffin » Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:52 pm

I'll put it on my list :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Wine thief and spirit decanting discussion

Postby Wobblyboot » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:05 pm

Zak Griffin wrote:I'll put it on my list :laughing-rolling:


How many agrajag's would that take :scared-eek:
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Re: Wine thief and spirit decanting discussion

Postby Doubleuj » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:06 pm

Wobblyboot wrote:
Zak Griffin wrote:I'll put it on my list :laughing-rolling:


How many agrajag's would that take :scared-eek:

:laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Wine thief and spirit decanting discussion

Postby dogbreath vodka » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:14 pm

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Re: Wine thief and spirit decanting discussion

Postby dogbreath vodka » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:19 pm

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You wanted too many photos :D
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Re: Wine thief and spirit decanting discussion

Postby dogbreath vodka » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:22 pm

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Re: Wine thief and spirit decanting discussion

Postby dogbreath vodka » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:24 pm

Aaaaand

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Just need to put it through some pool acid tommorrow and clean it up...

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Re: Wine thief and spirit decanting discussion

Postby rumdidlydum » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:33 pm

:)) just because you can.

Nice and easy thread to follow db :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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