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Old 11-22-2012, 02:10 PM   #1
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Would using a bit of olive oil in the boil help prevent, or lesson a boil over? Thanks and happy Thanksgiving!


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Old 11-22-2012, 02:15 PM   #2
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Just a guess here but it could kill the head on the finished beer for the same reason it would reduce boil bubbles


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Old 11-22-2012, 02:17 PM   #3
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get yourself some fermcap-s it works without affecting anything else.
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Are you wanting to use it to reduce foam and also so you don't have to aerate? If so it's been a while since I listened to that podcast but if I remember correctly the amount was so minuscule (less than a drop) that it wouldn't do anything to prevent boil overs. If you added enough to prevent boil overs, your beer would suffer. +1 what revvy said, get some fermcap-s.
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