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Old 08-29-2009, 03:15 AM   #1
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for the williams brewing oxygen aerator...i have used it twice, both times with a OG over 1.070 (bee cave robust porter and bee cave octoberfest ale) and both 6.5 gallon carboys were going crazy within 8 hours and the blow off's are incredible (almost too good, i wonder if i'm losing valuable wort and yeast..

i can't believe this wyeast kolsch took offso fast, temps 65 degrees and i didn't even put a blow-off on thinking i had enough headspace in the larger carboy and an anticipated slow start to the fermentation with this type of yeast.

dos anyone think these crazy blow-offs actually harm your beer by spewing out so mch yeast?


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Old 08-29-2009, 03:39 AM   #2
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I was expecting an east-Asian hooker story!


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Old 08-29-2009, 04:12 AM   #3
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Have you ever been to a brewery and seen their blowoff tubes spewing? I wouldn't worry about it at all.
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:38 PM   #5
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Get some Fermcap-S if it bothers you. Keeps boils and fermentations at bay and makes cleaning out carboys a breeze.
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:45 PM   #6
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I was expecting an east-Asian hooker story!
Even with the dollar being weak, you can still get an east-Asian hooker for a lot less than $60.

Errr....so I've been told...
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for the williams brewing oxygen aerator...i have used it twice, both times with a OG over 1.070 (bee cave robust porter and bee cave octoberfest ale) and both 6.5 gallon carboys were going crazy within 8 hours and the blow off's are incredible (almost too good, i wonder if i'm losing valuable wort and yeast..

i can't believe this wyeast kolsch took offso fast, temps 65 degrees and i didn't even put a blow-off on thinking i had enough headspace in the larger carboy and an anticipated slow start to the fermentation with this type of yeast.

dos anyone think these crazy blow-offs actually harm your beer by spewing out so mch yeast?
I was looking at that before to help with better fermentations, hmmmm, this might be the next purchase.
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Get some Fermcap-S if it bothers you. Keeps boils and fermentations at bay and makes cleaning out carboys a breeze.
Be careful with the Fermcap though. If you get too much it will bitter your beer up by 10%. Trust me, I thought if one drop is good then a blob would be great. After 10 gallons of puckering I'm just getting back to normal!
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Be careful with the Fermcap though. If you get too much it will bitter your beer up by 10%. Trust me, I thought if one drop is good then a blob would be great. After 10 gallons of puckering I'm just getting back to normal!
I have often wondered about that, something that keeps foam down where foam is suppose to be is obviously going to have some side effects. Thanks for sharing!
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Be careful with the Fermcap though. If you get too much it will bitter your beer up by 10%. Trust me, I thought if one drop is good then a blob would be great. After 10 gallons of puckering I'm just getting back to normal!
yeah, thanks...and i agree...trying to keep the science to a minimum and let nature do its thing. I've heard positives and negatives about fermcap, so I just leave it out for now, one less chemical or whatever in my beer.


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