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View Poll Results: What do you think of Foam Control/Fermcap Drops?
I've tried it -- love the stuff! 403 31.61%
I've tried it -- meh. 48 3.76%
I haven't tried it, but mean to. 537 42.12%
I haven't even heard of this before. 152 11.92%
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:24 AM   #221
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Anybody ever use Fermcap-AT. It's supposed to be a silicone free product that uses canola oil instead. It meets the FDA guidelines for not needing filtration (unlike Fermcap-s).

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Old 12-15-2013, 03:23 PM   #222
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This is something I am going to try. Since I don't rack from kettle to fermenter but instead use a paint strainer filter, it seems to me that it should carry over and I won't need to add more to the fermenter.

I'll let you know once I try it out

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Old 12-15-2013, 06:19 PM   #223
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Anybody ever use Fermcap-AT. It's supposed to be a silicone free product that uses canola oil instead. It meets the FDA guidelines for not needing filtration (unlike Fermcap-s).
Yep, that's what I use now if I use it.
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:42 AM   #224
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Yep, that's what I use now if I use it.
Do you know a good place to order it. No one around here caries it and the only place I found it online wanted $21 for 2 ounces shipped.
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Old 12-16-2013, 04:30 AM   #225
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Anybody ever use Fermcap-AT. It's supposed to be a silicone free product that uses canola oil instead. It meets the FDA guidelines for not needing filtration (unlike Fermcap-s).
Yep, that's what I use now if I use it.
Does it work as well as the "regular" Fermcap?
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Old 12-16-2013, 04:43 PM   #226
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Do you know a good place to order it. No one around here caries it and the only place I found it online wanted $21 for 2 ounces shipped.
Nope, sorry. I got it from a wholesaler as part of a group grain order. We got a gal. and split it up.
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Does it work as well as the "regular" Fermcap?
Identical as far as I can see.
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:20 AM   #228
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After having read this thread, I bought some fermcap. I've used it in the brew kettle for my last 3 batches and can say without any hesitation that I just can't stand the fact that I had never heard of this stuff before this thread.

I brew on the stove top in 8 gallon brew kettles, so for 10 years I've been dealing with the threat of boil-over. With fermcap I don't have to worry about boil over any longer.

Long live fermcap... I'll never brew without it again.

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Old 05-30-2014, 07:48 PM   #229
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I don't have the time at the moment to read all 6 pages. I made a yeast starter last night that krausened over and hit the aluminum foil off. I am making a new yeast starter in a couple hours... So... do I add this during the boil or after I have cooled and transferred it to the flask?

I want to be certain I don't get another foam-over.

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Old 05-30-2014, 09:03 PM   #230
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I just used it on my last brew... I dropped about 8 or so drops in about 10m before it boiled and I didn't have any worries about boil over. I was still ready to shut off the heat but it went well

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