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Old 12-18-2010, 04:52 AM   #1
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I just upgraded to an Erlenmeyer flask with a stir plate. On the first two times I've use it, I have had problems controlling the "hot break" when boiling up my DME. The thought occurred to me to try a single drop of FemCap. Anybody done it?



 
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Old 12-18-2010, 05:04 AM   #2
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I use it every time I boil in my flask.



 
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:12 PM   #3
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i use it every time i boil in my flask.
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:15 PM   #4
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I use it everytime as well, but you still need to watch it. I have a 1000ml flask and still get boilovers even when using it.

 
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:49 PM   #5
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Oh boy! I wish I would have seen this thread BEFORE my 5 boil-overs today in my 2L flask... Will remember this for next time :-)

 
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:35 AM   #6
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I make 1250ml starters in a 2000ml flask and always use 1 drop fermcap. It's magical at stopping boil overs. Would never boil in a flask without it.

 
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:07 AM   #7
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+1 the stuff looks like terrible, but works 100%

 
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:29 AM   #8
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I'm the OP. Tried it today and it worked wonders. 1 liter in a 2 liter flask... Not even close to a boil over!



 
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