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Old 01-21-2013, 08:37 PM   #21
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Another vote for Fermcap s. It precipitates out, so you don't have to worry about it affecting the head retention of your beer. I usually err on the side of "more is better", and I haven't had a single issue, boilovers or longterm effects, in all the batches I've brewed.


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Old 01-22-2013, 02:46 AM   #22
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I think in that case I'm just gonna go that route. Seems like such a cheap simple solution and if its proven to work I'm all good with that!!!😎
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:48 PM   #23
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Fermcap. It the single best new thing since I started brewing again.

Used to be, I'd have to watch the pot during the entire brew. Now I can walk away and clean stuff or whatever else needs to be done.

I was using 2 drops per gallon, but I cut back to 1 on my last few batches and that works just as well.
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