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Kevin Davidson (209.112.140.225)
Posted on Monday, December 15, 2003 - 07:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I brewed yesterday and pitched onto a yeast cake from a previous batch like the recipe recommended. I was warned that this beer needed lots of space so I used a 61/2 gal carboy. I started with slightly less than five gallons. Within an hour and a half there was fairly vigorous activity. To be safe, I used a one gallon cider jug and blow off tube. This is the first ultra high gravity beer that I have brewed and I guess that despite the warnings I still wasn’t prepared for what I found this morning. The gallon cider jug was full and another half gallon was all over the floor, under all my brewing equipment , boxes stored in the corner, cherry lumber that I was saving for a project, chest freezer kegerator you get the picture! It was a mess! I spent the first two hours this morning cleaning everything up. The worst part of the whole thing is that there is only 31/2 gallons in the carboy and it is still blowing out more.
 

chumley (199.92.192.126)
Posted on Monday, December 15, 2003 - 08:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/AB1605000/showdetl.cfm?&User_ID=255208&St=6446&St2=86224115&St3=-36839000&DS_ID=2&Product_ID=1106&DID=7
 

Kevin Davidson (209.112.140.122)
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 02:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks i'll give it a try
 

Chris Colby (66.25.196.39)
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 02:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Chumley,
Have you ever tried Fermcap? I'm curious, but I worry about it affecting the flavor of my beer. (I know they say it doesn't.)

Chris Colby
Bastrop, TX
 

Bill Pierce (24.141.63.119)
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 03:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Many commercial breweries use Fermcap. It is also rated as being food safe. I have never noticed any effect whatsoever on flavor. It breaks down as the wort is fermented, and neither does it affect the heading of the beer.

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