fermcap

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  1. Arbe0

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    How many of you use Fermcap to prevent boil overs from the hot break.
    I have always thought that you should have a hot break and if you don't, because you use fermcap, what happens to the wort?
     
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    I don't use it, it stays in the beer, has an oily texture, it has silicone in it, I bought kettles twice the size of my batch and now don't worry about boil overs.
     
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    These days I mostly first-wort hop so the oils in the hops act as a "natural" fermcap.
     
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    Thanks for the replies, it never seemed right to me to use it.
    I just adjust the temperature when it gets to the Boil off stage, or squirt it with water.
    when there is a hot break there must be a reason for it, so I just let it go for the most part.
     

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