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Old 07-01-2012, 08:24 PM   #1
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Default WAY too much Fermcap.

I know that people regularly post various "did I ruin my beer?" threads here. This is sort of another one, but I suspect it is a little different than most. When I was brewing last night, the lid fell off my fermcap bottle and about 1/2 the bottle went in the wort. Has anyone done anything like this, and how did it turn out?


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Old 07-01-2012, 09:28 PM   #2
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The same thing happened to me, along with the eye dropper. Beer turned out fine, as I imagine all of the silicone stuff just sinks to the bottom with the trub.


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Old 07-01-2012, 09:32 PM   #3
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I would contact the mfg just to be safe on that one. http://www.brewing-solutions.com/contact_form.php

Here's a thread that has raised a lot of questions about its useage. http://hbd.org/discus/messages/50162...tml?1304008514
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This happened to me last night.. any updates on safety and taste imparted by adding almost a full bottle to a five galling carboy? I wish they would make the droplets work better, maybe then I wouldn't have squeezed so hard.
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Wow, thx for that article RCCOLA

Looks like the federal limit is 10ppm regarding dimethylpolysiloxane

2 drops of fermcap would yeild close to 10ppm

....*tosses fermcap-s in garbage*
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This happened to me last night.. any updates on safety and taste imparted by adding almost a full bottle to a five galling carboy? I wish they would make the droplets work better, maybe then I wouldn't have squeezed so hard.
dimethylpolysiloxane over 10ppm (in your case i would imagine it close to 100-150ppm) is toxic and can harm your kidneys.

I would toss that batch.
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2 drops of fermcap-s to what volume will yield 10 PPM? To just say 2 drops is misleading. The health hazard claims are totally unsupported by testing it evidence.

On the good side, fermcap is completely metabolized by the yeast. I believe throwing out the entire batch may be alarmist and overkill. However, this is only my opinion, and what I would likely do. Gather ALL of the facts prior to making your final decision.
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I don't think that stuff is soluble in the beer. I believe it settles out with the trub.

Don't eat the trub and you're OK.


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