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Title: Fermcap in Wine Fermentation?
Post by: mybeerpants on November 09, 2009, 11:59:22 PM
I use Fermcap in all my beer fermentations to keep the krausen under control. I want to try my first wine and wonder if this is a concern in wine fermentations and if it's ok to use Fermcap here too?
Title: Re: Fermcap in Wine Fermentation?
Post by: dbeechum on November 10, 2009, 12:25:06 AM
Unless you're fermenting with crushed grapes, don't worry about it. Wine yeasts don't throw the same krausen

And if you're fermenting grapes, then you need to punch down the cap, not something fermcap will help with..

so the overall answer is no need.
Title: Re: Fermcap in Wine Fermentation?
Post by: mybeerpants on November 10, 2009, 12:26:38 AM
One less thing to worry about means I'm one step closer to going down this road and finally putting my 6 gal glass carboys to use.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Fermcap in Wine Fermentation?
Post by: tfries on November 28, 2009, 02:32:10 AM
Are you going to be doing kits or buying grapes?  Not that it makes a difference in regard to the need for Fermcap (no need), just curious.