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DuPont Spa Care Defoamer

Postby Sbeghan » Tue May 17, 2011 9:57 pm

US People:
Today I was in the brew shop and saw a tiny bottle of defoamer, looked like milk - silicone emulsion. I remember previous talk of using silicone oil or emulsion to keep down foam. Later I was in Lowes and saw that they had some stuff in the pond section on sale. One of which was DuPont Spa Care Defoamer. 20% silicone emulsion & water. No smell, no taste. I'll try a squirt of this in my next batch of wheat bran and let you know if it works.
Oh, and it was $3 for 1qt. Should last me a while.
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Re: DuPont Spa Care Defoamer

Postby Brewmaker » Sun May 29, 2011 10:34 am

It shouldn't take much, just a couple drops per gallon. I was reading you can use a defoamer during fermentation and not have the blow off problems a lot of folks had with the DWWG. I recycle a lot of beer. Puking is a big problem if I forget to add a defoamer, so I'm curious how this works for you.

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Re: DuPont Spa Care Defoamer

Postby Sbeghan » Sun May 29, 2011 10:53 am

Well, I had the opportunity to use this when I made a wheat bran wash.
Boiling a box of wheaties in 3 L of water with a squirt of the defoamer resulted in no foam. Fermenting it with a strong ferment and another squirt resulted in no foam again, except for a small cap of floaty bits which was trapping some bubbles.
If wheat bran is known for foaming then I can say that this absolutely does work.
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Re: DuPont Spa Care Defoamer

Postby jake_leg » Sun May 29, 2011 11:34 am

Any nasties in the MSDS?
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Re: DuPont Spa Care Defoamer

Postby Swede » Sun May 29, 2011 12:45 pm

jake_leg wrote:Any nasties in the MSDS?


Here is an MSDS for a local brand of defoamer, http://skylineadvantage.com/pages/MSDS/ ... 732424.PDF
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Re: DuPont Spa Care Defoamer

Postby pintoshine » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:14 am

wow, i'll add that to my cots(consumer off the shelf) list of things of products that distilleries have available to them for a startup,
ph up and anti foam are great additions.
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Re: DuPont Spa Care Defoamer

Postby terceslil » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:01 pm

The link above to the MSDS sheet no longer works, so here is a new link.
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Re: DuPont Spa Care Defoamer

Postby grunger » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:13 pm

Usually when I add softener to my hot tub I will get some foam if the jets are on.
About 20 of defoamer will fix up a 1400L tub.
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Re: DuPont Spa Care Defoamer

Postby Al Qaemist » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:13 pm

I normally use the still spirits defoamer when doing a rum strip (when not saving the Dunder.) it lets me squeeze more into the boiler without it puking.
I use about 5ml per keg full.
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Re: DuPont Spa Care Defoamer

Postby jake_leg » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:08 pm

I use a couple of drops of simeticone in foamy wash like molasses. You get it for babies with gassy stomachs. For me it works as well as using lots of oil and a lot better than boiling stones.
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