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Old 10-15-2008, 11:09 PM   #1
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Default Should Fermcap-s look like this???

I'm brewing Northern Brewers Saison Noire, and I'm using Fermcap-s for the first time. It's a very thick milky white, I mean, it looks like baby batter. It says to add 2 drops per gallon at fermentation, but I'm not sure I can even distinguish "drops" it's so thick. Any help would be appreciated, as I'll be pitching the yeast in about 2 hours.

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Old 10-15-2008, 11:17 PM   #2
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Yeah, that's normal. Really works wonders both in the boil and the fermenter.

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Old 10-15-2008, 11:30 PM   #3
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anyone in the greater Seattle area know of a good place to get some of this locally? I'm curious now and want to try it but i'm loath to order online if I can avoid the shipping costs. Of course with the price of gas these days i'm likely to find its actually cheaper...

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Old 10-15-2008, 11:39 PM   #4
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I got something that's supposed to be "the same" from my LHBS in Everett. But it comes in a little bottle that looks like an airplane bottle of booze and the instructions say to empty the whole bottle into your batch.

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Thanks for the info. I've used the powdered stuff before from AHS, and couldn't believe how well it controlled the krausen. No mess is a beautiful thing. I'm now a believer in the stuff.

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You can't go wrong with those ferm drops. Before I upgraded my brew kettle, I could boil 7 gallons of wort in a 7.5 gallon without stroking out from fear of a boilover.

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If you use it in the brew kettle, you still need to add another dose for fermentation, right?

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If you use it in the brew kettle, you still need to add another dose for fermentation, right?
If you want. I've personally never added to the fermenter, but I know many have.
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If you want. I've personally never added to the fermenter, but I know many have.
But when you added it during the boil, was it also effective in controlling fermentation?
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But when you added it during the boil, was it also effective in controlling fermentation?
No- the silicone drops out once the boil is over and settles into the kettle trub.
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