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Old 03-16-2007, 09:54 PM   #1
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I got his stuff from my local HBS when I bought my first kit the other weekend.
It is Foam Control to help reduce boil overs..I asked the guys if it actually worked or is it just a stupid gimmic.
They said a few drops in your wort during the boil will almost instantly stop any boilover from happening. Anyone ever used this stuff before?

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Old 03-16-2007, 09:58 PM   #2
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I use a spray bottle full of water. Lots of guys use that method here. Once you have the bottle, it's free!

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Old 03-16-2007, 10:04 PM   #3
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I use a spray bottle full of water. Lots of guys use that method here. Once you have the bottle, it's free!
THis stuff was really cheap...I think it was like $1.50 for the bottle, they said it lasts about a year or so depending on how much brewing you do
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:08 PM   #4
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Worth a go. But I think I'd like to know what goes in my beer!
What is it?

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Worth a go. But I think I'd like to know what goes in my beer!
What is it?
Im at work, but I called my wife and asked her to look at the label and alls it said was Foam Control. I will have to look more into it when I get home. I looked on there website and they didnt have it on there but when I bought it they said they havent had it in that long so I am assuming it is something fairly new
Thats the only thing I am worried about to is it adding some off flavors or something, the guys at the shop said it doesnt produce any off flavors so I will check it out next weekend when i brew for the first time
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Im at work, but I called my wife and asked her to look at the label and alls it said was Foam Control. I will have to look more into it when I get home. I looked on there website and they didnt have it on there but when I bought it they said they havent had it in that long so I am assuming it is something fairly new
Thats the only thing I am worried about to is it adding some off flavors or something, the guys at the shop said it doesnt produce any off flavors so I will check it out next weekend when i brew for the first time
But they want to sell it.
It has been around for a while. To tell you truth I would be really dubious about the quality of a product that is used in a "Food" environment that does not have contents listed.

Oil will stop foaming but I wouldn't want to put it in the beer,

It will probably be fine and dandy but I'm a cynical bastard.
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:16 PM   #7
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I just turn down the heat, it seems to work really well

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I've never had a boil over. I brew 5 gallons in an 11 gallon put with a 30,000 BTU burner.

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spray bottle of water or simply lifting the pot a bit if it looks like i MIGHT boil over is just as effective and a lot cheeper. I would also have concerns about what that stuff my do for head retention

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Old 03-16-2007, 11:34 PM   #10
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yah I will have to take a look at the bottle when i get home and read whats all in it on the label.
I though for a buck I would give it a shot

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