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Old 01-09-2013, 04:26 AM   #1
brett1341
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Well, just had my first boil over on my 9th AG, 12th overall. Had 7 gallons pre-boil in my 8 gallon kettle. Added the 60 min hops and POOF, that she blows. Wasn't quite quick enough with the spray bottle. Oh well. Luckily for me I've recently relocated the brewery to the garage.



 
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:34 AM   #2
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Yeah, boil overs can be pretty nasty..
I have Antifoam that I use for my starters but I didn't used it for boil overs though.. I am afraid it could affect foam stability (and I always decant top liquid from starters).


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Old 01-09-2013, 06:39 AM   #3
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Don't fear the anti foam. I have used it in the boil kettle and in my fermenter. It has never affected my head retention. It dosnt dissolve so it just settles to the bottom of the fermenter and you rack the beer off of it. Greateststuff ever.

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:10 AM   #4
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Well, just had my first boil over on my 9th AG, 12th overall. Had 7 gallons pre-boil in my 8 gallon kettle. Added the 60 min hops and POOF, that she blows. Wasn't quite quick enough with the spray bottle. Oh well. Luckily for me I've recently relocated the brewery to the garage.
Brett,
I'm on my first homebrew and hadn't thought of a boil over... What would you have put in a spray bottle to help?

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:19 PM   #5
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Cold water in a spray bottle. Spray the foam when it starts foaming up. It will make it recede.

 
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:22 PM   #6
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Add the hops before you get to a boil and it doesn't happen.



 
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