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Foam Control (FermCap S)

Foam Control (FermCap S)

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No more boil overs, no more blow-off tubes. Once you’ve used Foam Control you’ll never brew without it again!
 
Foam control does just what its name suggests--it reduces foam production during  the hot-break portion of the boil, and it reduces the amount of krausen developed during fermentation.
 
Also known as FermCap S, Foam Control does not affect the head on your finished beer. In fact, it can actually increase the head by retaining head-forming compounds that would have been blown off during fermentation. It will settle-out of your beer before bottling or kegging as it is actually absorbed onto the surface of the yeast cells and filter media. 
 
Add two drops per gallon at start of fermentation. Comes in an eye dropper bottle for easy use. 1 oz is good for about 50 x 5-gallon batches of beer. Also available in bulk 1 gallon size.
 
Note: Keeps best when stored in the refrigerator.
 
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keep foam down
Bobby F on Sep 12, 2019
Foam control
JOHN DUNLOP on Aug 28, 2019
keep foam down
Bobby F on Sep 12, 2019
Awesome price
Randy W on Sep 3, 2019
Foam control
JOHN DUNLOP on Aug 28, 2019
Good control
Adam Peppas on Aug 28, 2019
So prevent foamovers when oxygenating the wort pre-pitch.
Haley H on Aug 28, 2019
Yeast starter
Tom H on Aug 28, 2019
Useful
Jeremy K on Aug 28, 2019
Ran out
Lee K on Aug 28, 2019
Brew Better Beer
Steven C J on Jul 27, 2019
Boil overs
Joshua E on Jul 8, 2019
Works great!
James W on Jun 21, 2019
Read about it
Lori R on Jun 10, 2019
Giving it a try
Cassandra N on Jun 7, 2019
The first time I used this product was from your store. I have tried others and they don't work the same so going back to what works.
Fernando L on Jun 3, 2019
Minimize risk of boil-overs in flask when preparing yeast starter wort
Brian T on May 31, 2019
To prevent kettle boil over
Chad M on May 27, 2019
Helps in boil & ferm
Jeremy B on May 2, 2019
For beer making
Russ B on Apr 27, 2019
To see if it works.
Kenneth S on Apr 23, 2019
To see how best it works.
Kenneth S on Apr 23, 2019
don't want to run out
christopher c on Apr 23, 2019
stops boil overs
Daniel B on Apr 12, 2019
To stop yeast starter from foaming over.
Will A on Mar 27, 2019
to control krausen in my yeast starter erlenmeyer flask
Eric E on Mar 21, 2019
used before; great product
Maurice R. R on Jan 24, 2019
This stuff works great
Theodor W on Jan 24, 2019
This stuff is a brewers dream come true! Use with starters and in the kettle; it will NEVER boil over!
Adam D on Jan 19, 2019
Awesome price
Randy W on Sep 3, 2019
Good control
Adam Peppas on Aug 28, 2019
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Fermcap
I have only used once and I didn't use enough, only added 3-4 drops to 7 gallons, seemed to help especially during fermentation? I will use next batch and add the amount recommended at 2 drops per gallon, still seemed to knock down foam!
September 3, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Makes boil-over worries a thing of the past
Used before the boil of a large batch of Belgian Triple. No excessive foaming at all. One caveat though is maybe to re-add some drops before fermentation too. I didn't do this and had a pretty significant blow-off and mess. Maybe my initial addition during the boil dropped out and was not effective for the fermentation portion?
August 23, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
I've had zero fermentation messes since I started using
Been using for a few years in my fermenters so I don't lose to my blow off vessel what I should be drinking. Had a hothead starter going the other day and I should've used a drop or two.
June 8, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Great product at a good price
April 14, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Stopped blow-off during fermentation
I had purchased a 5 gallon Speidel fermenter when I upgraded from 1 gallon to 5 gallon batches. Should have got the 7 gallon fermenter because, being a noob, I didn’t realize I need the extra head space. Had a few disastrous blow-off incidents (Imagine stout spewed all over the ceiling and walls) so I did some online research. This product Fermcap-S was recommended to control the krausen development which causes blow-off.

I simply add 10 drops right before adding the wort to the fermenter and the past 5 batches of brew since using Fermcap have been blow-off free. There is also this added benefit of the final beer product having a denser head. How that works? No clue, it just does. One bottle should last about 10-15 five gallon batches so it is an inexpensive addition to my brewing process.
March 13, 2019
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate the honesty and value great feedback like this as it helps us improve our products. Cheers!
March 14, 2019
Tyler W Staff
Works well to control foam over in both the boil and during high yeast activity
February 16, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
No more foam
Principally Used for boiling DME in flask for starters , no more boilovers, used some in boil kettle to try and same results, still need to try in fermentors and see what happens.
February 12, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago