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Old 06-11-2012, 09:34 PM   #1
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Should I add fermcap drops to the fermenter??? I'm thinking this thing is going to blow any minute.

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Old 06-11-2012, 09:35 PM   #2
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No. Put in a blowoff tube and route it into a jar of starsan.

MHO. No big deal, you'll lose a little bit of beer in the blowoff, but I've only used fermcap in the boil and don't know about putting it directly into a fermenting beer.

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Old 06-11-2012, 09:37 PM   #3
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Blowoff tube, now.

Jam your siphon tubing into the grommet hole and put the other end into a jar of sanitizer.

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Dang I have no idea on how to use a bloww off tube? ANy pics?

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Blow off tube.

Pretty sure fermcap is supposed to added during the boil.

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something like this.



Make sure the water the tube is in, is sanitary.

http://www.brewing-tips.com/airlocks-and-blowoff-tubes/

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Make sure the water the tube is in, is sanitary.
An ounce of star san mixed with some water good enough??
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That looks like your star san in your air lock foaming up to me. Better safe than sorry though, add a blowoff tube.

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An ounce of star san mixed with some water good enough??
I would think that would be fine. Once the blow off has stopped, you can put the air lock back on.
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Fermcap is actually GREAT for fermentation. That's it's primary use on the bottle. I just bought one.

For blowoff, take your siphon tubing you use to rack beer and put it down the hole in place of the airlock (remove airlock, jamp tubing in hole instead). Then put the other end of the tubing in a jar/bucket of water/starsan.

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