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November 2, 2005, 10:40 pm
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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?
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