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s2cmpugh 08-21-2011 01:20 PM

Late addition and boil over
 
Good day everyone. I've been using the late addition method, but have problems with continuous boil overs after I add the last malt extract. Is there a way to prevent this from happening?

Thanks,
Cris P.

Yooper 08-21-2011 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by s2cmpugh (Post 3189283)
Good day everyone. I've been using the late addition method, but have problems with continuous boil overs after I add the last malt extract. Is there a way to prevent this from happening?

Thanks,
Cris P.

Use a bigger pot? :D

You could try a few drops of fermcap-S to help control boilovers. Or turn down the heat until it stops foaming up (that might be a while!). Or add the extract at flame out, so boil overs won't happen.

unionrdr 08-21-2011 05:25 PM

I do 2.5G in a 5G ss stock pot. I add 1.5lbs of DME to it to do my hop additions. It doesn't foam up that much. The only time it foams like that is when we steep grains 1st,then add the DME(s). It usually foams about 3 minutes before dissipating. But the bigger pot def helps. You just have to stir like mad to keep it down for that 3 minutes.


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