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View Poll Results: What do you think of Foam Control/Fermcap Drops?
I've tried it -- love the stuff! 389 32.02%
I've tried it -- meh. 48 3.95%
I haven't tried it, but mean to. 507 41.73%
I haven't even heard of this before. 145 11.93%
Don't put that in my beer -- Reinheitsgebot baby! 126 10.37%
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:24 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, 02:23 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, 05:19 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, 02:42 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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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, 03:43 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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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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