Good morning my fellow homebrewers,
I’ll start off by saying that I love Fermcap-S…I discovered it this year and has made starter building and krausen control worlds better!!!
I don’t know if anyone knows this for sure, but thought I would ask. Can you ever add too much to a beer that it will have unintended effects on the finished product? Reason I’m asking is my current endeavor, a 1.081 OG, extract Belgian Tripel. When I was oxygenating I put in 2 drops/gallon so it got nice and mixed around. Initially it did a good job of controlling the krausen but when I got up (thankfully) in the middle of the night I was almost at my airlock so I put a few more drops in, shook it around and got it back down. Before heading off to work this morning I peeked in and it was rising again!!! A few more drops, shake it around and got it back down. Really hoping I don’t come home to a mess.
Is too much Fermcap-S bad? Is there anything I can do to make it more effective to control the krausen in primary? And incase it’s important, my beer temp (have a thermowell in the beer) has been steady at 69 or 70.
Thanks guys and CHEERS!!!