Fermcap-unwanted effects

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Hi,
I've been using a teaspoon of Fermcap (5 gallon batch) to avoid boilovers
for the past couple of brews.  It is very effective and the beer has come
out tasting great.  However, I am suspicious that the Fermcap might be
affecting the head retention.  Has anyone experienced this?

Pete



Re: Fermcap-unwanted effects


I don't know anything about Fermcap, but if you are concerned, why not
use a cheaper, checmical free approach?  Just keep a spray bottle with
cold water next to the pot.  When the froth of the boil starts to get
too high, give it a few good shots with the water.  Works everytime for
me, and it only needs to be done during the first 5-10 minutes of the
boil.

John


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