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Old 04-09-2008, 08:50 PM   #11
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After talking to a few people on here that use anti-foam stuff, and then reading about the simithicone (the ingredient in gas-x), I have started throwing a gas-x pill or two in the carboy. Sure got rid of blow offs.

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Old 04-09-2008, 08:57 PM   #12
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Does the gas-x affect head retention in the finished product?

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Old 04-09-2008, 09:14 PM   #13
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Does the gas-x affect head retention in the finished product?
My wit seems pretty heady so I would say no it does not.

It's silicone based and falls out of suspension. (Chemists, correct me if I am wrong).
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I decided to go with a blowoff tube.
I was able to tightly fit the tube though the grommett.

My hefe is still fermenting like crazy. It started to ferment 5 minutes after I put in the blowoff tube

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Old 04-11-2008, 05:04 PM   #15
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Glad to hear its going well. I don't know if you have done a hefe before, but I thought I'd mention that the usual aging rules don't apply. With most beers, the idea is to let the beer age a little to let flavors mature and yeast settle. With a hefe you usually get better beer earlier in the process. I keg my beers, so I pretty much start drinking a hefe right after it is done fermenting. If you are bottling, you are more or less stuck with the bottle carbonating time, but you can skip the whole ~2 week "secondary" stage.

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