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Old 02-03-2008, 04:03 PM   #21
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Bob, the owner of my LHBS, told me that Whirfloc contains a small amount of gelatin. This for me is the biggest difference because there are several people I want to share homebrew with who are vegan.

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Old 02-03-2008, 04:13 PM   #22
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Bob, the owner of my LHBS, told me that Whirfloc contains a small amount of gelatin.
I thought this sounded a little odd, so I did some searching. The product data sheet confirms that Whirlfloc doesn't contain any gelatin (or any other animal based products).
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Old 02-03-2008, 05:36 PM   #23
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Do you add irish moss straight to the wert or should i use a mesh bag?
Don't use a bag. You're supposed to rehydrate it in warm water before adding it, but several people here just throw it in dry, and say they get good results.
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Old 02-28-2008, 12:54 AM   #24
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Anyone ever heard that you shouldn't use whirlfloc in extract based beers?

I think I may have read this in Palmer's book in one of his charts.

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Old 02-28-2008, 12:55 AM   #25
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Anyone ever heard that you shouldn't use whirlfloc in extract based beers?

I think I may have read this in Palmer's book in one of his charts.
This thread covers the subject pretty well I think. It addresses irish moss specifically but I think it applies to any kettle fining agent.
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Hey guys,
Okay, I'm asking because I'm a new guy. I've been doind canned wort extracts with hopped LME. I have only started to hear about this, but here's my question:

What the heck is whirlflock? A clarifying agent? I don't get it. I thought the beer I made was pretty clear and tasted great and I never added this to it. Can someone explain this please? I get it, it binds to proteins but what does it do to the final product?

So confused!!

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