FermCap® S is a unique emulsion of an extremely effective surface active agent Dimethylpolysiloxane which prevents foam formation by reducing surface tension. It is used to control foam in kettle and during fermentation. It is completely removed from the beer after fermentation by the yeast and filtration. As a result of preserving hydrophobic beer proteins in solution it actually improves beer foam retention in the finished beer.
The desired level of foam control can be best achieved by experimental use of FermCap® S to achieve optimum control by the brewer.
Addition rates from 1 – 8 ml/hl are normally required, but more than one addition and/or higher rates of use may be required when any or all “high foam” factors are present.
To be used as an antifoam agent during the fermentation step of the brewing process, the dose rate is dependent on wort composition, gravity and fermentation conditions
The ingredients of this product may settle. For best results, the closed package should be shaken vigorously before use. Do not freeze, store below 90º F.
Application rate: 1 – 8 mls
To see additional information on the use and application of Fermcap® S download this pdf – Application Sheet