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CellarScience® Foam Axe | Anti-Foaming Agent

CellarScience® Foam Axe | Anti-Foaming Agent

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Stop boil overs in the kettle and limit foaming in your fermenter with CellarScience Foam Axe. This uniquely formulated anti-foaming agent reduces surface tension so bubbles are Axed before they can form. Foam Axe actually increases head formation in the finished beer by retaining foam forming proteins that would have normally blown off during fermentation. Use it in your boil kettle to prevent boil-overs for a cleaner, safer process. Then add Foam Axe to your fermenter to reduce Krausen, save beer, and increase the volume capacity of your fermenter.

In the Kettle:
Nobody likes a boil over as they are messy and take considerable time to clean up. Save time, beer, your burner or stove, (and possibly your relationship) by adding 1 drop per gallon of Foam Axe into your kettle and eliminate boil overs from your brew day!    

In the Fermenter:
Foam Axe works like magic in the fermenter. Just 2 drops per gallon at the start of fermentation will keep your airlock and blowoff clean. We recommend adding before pitching yeast and rousing well while you aerate your wort. Many commercial breweries use Foam Axe to increase fermenter capacity and homebrewers can do the same.

Additional Notes:
Foam Axe is made from food-grade silicone and works by breaking up foam particles and dispersing surface tension. Foam Axe settles out of beer prior to bottling or kegging. Store cool and in an environment below 90°F. Do not freeze.

The recommended shelf life is 12 months from the date the package is opened.
 

 

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fermenting in corny keg
Matthew S on Mar 1, 2023
Love this stuff on brewday, no risk of boil over
Damien P on Feb 22, 2023
fermenting in corny keg
Matthew S on Mar 1, 2023
try to avoid boil over
Todd Morgan on Feb 25, 2023
Love this stuff on brewday, no risk of boil over
Damien P on Feb 22, 2023
I have been using Fermcap and saw this as a new product and wanted to give it try. It looks like it doesn't require refrigeration so that is a positive too.
Michael D on Feb 16, 2023
Pressure fermentation
Christopher D on Feb 8, 2023
to get rid of foam during fermentation or after transfer of wort
Allen H on Feb 8, 2023
Gonna give pressure fermentation a try and figured this couldn't hurt and provides a little more usable room in my fermentation keg
Clifton Lawson on Jan 28, 2023
Need anti foam for brewing
Mike Doyle on Jan 19, 2023
Keg Fermentation
Michael E on Dec 13, 2022
Works great!
Eric Hansen on Nov 16, 2022
To stop boil overs
Matt C on Oct 3, 2022
fermenting in corny kegs
Chris Dornbach on Sep 29, 2022
Works like a champ to keep krausen down in my keg fermenters
Adam on Sep 22, 2022
Keep foam in control for pressure fermenting in corney keg
JOHN E on Sep 22, 2022
To prevent boil overs
Richard Schmittdiel on Jun 18, 2022
see if it works
Samuel D on Jun 14, 2022
Time Saver
Barry A on May 13, 2022
Less foaming
Jeffrey on Apr 13, 2022
it works
Greg C on Dec 29, 2021
Works for our application
James A B on Dec 10, 2021
My Ferm-cap was old and I am interested in trying this new product.
Jon Davison on Nov 25, 2021
cost i use fermcaps but i need now
charles P on Nov 18, 2021
need it
Steve Porr on Nov 5, 2021
Just in case
Katherine K on Oct 30, 2021
Works like a boss. Fermenting in 5 gallon kegs has never been easier.
Adam on Sep 30, 2021
Fermenting in keg
Brett V on Jun 1, 2021
To prevent boil overs and almost out of FermCap.
Kyle Heon on Apr 26, 2021
To control fermentation in corny kegs
Scott J on Mar 11, 2021
Because it makes it possible for me to brew large batches without boil overs. Love this stuff!
Brian N on Dec 8, 2020
Trying this new brand
Kenneth Graley on Dec 1, 2020
try to avoid boil over
Todd Morgan on Feb 25, 2023
I have been using Fermcap and saw this as a new product and wanted to give it try. It looks like it doesn't require refrigeration so that is a positive too.
Michael D on Feb 16, 2023
Data sheet says good for 6 months after production. Description on the product pages says 12 months from opening. Which is correct?
Dj Gerena on Nov 24, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Cant say about this bran particularly as I've only had it a few months I will say I have had a bottle of fermcap s (same stuff) last a couple of years with no problems and btw this is good stuff for the price
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Rated 5 out of 5
Worked as advertised to significantly reduce foam
I recently used Foam Axe in both the boil and fermenter. It really worked as described. During boiling I didn't experience the "hot break" moment that I typically did, where the wort is apt to boil over quickly if your not careful. I then used it during fermentation. It completely eliminated the typical "blow-off" I almost always experience high volumes of foam generated from very vigorous fermentation. I am extremely pleased with the results and would highly recommend this product.
March 22, 2023
Purchased
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
No bubbles, no troubles
I like this product because it doesn't require refrigeration and it works as expected.
September 20, 2022
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
the stuff seems to work good, I don't like the dropper
I like this product as a defoamer, the dropper seems hard to unscrew, though, so i gave it a 4
July 21, 2022
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
No boil overs!
I use this when making 2-liter yeast starters. Stove top boil overs are messy and annoying. With this, no more boil overs.
June 30, 2022
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Big beers or small kettles
Even though I have a 22 gallon kettle, my big beers for even 10 gallon batches would want to go right over without intermittent flame and spray down intervention throughout the whole boil. This stuff makes my brew day less stressful.
September 19, 2021
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Amazing
Stop fighting the foam and get this already. A few drops and the angry boil over gods are at bay. I finally got a hold of some of this and my last brew day was such a pleasure when it came to the boil stage. At the first sign of the brew gods demanding to give me more clean up work I plopped in a few drops and the eruption subsided with the quickness, I was in awe at how fast it knocked it down. I will make sure to always have this in my arsenal from now on for not only the piece of mind but the safety of my floor and time from the clean up it prevents.
January 21, 2021
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect for single vessel all grain systems
Excellent boil over control in my Anvil Foundry which with a heavy grain bill often threatens boil over without constant stirring. A few drops of this and the entire boil was set it and forget it.
January 6, 2021
Purchased
over 3 years ago