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mgo737 09-17-2009 01:37 PM

Whirlfloc and Porters and Stouts
 
Should Whirlfloc/Irish Moss be used in Porters or Stouts?

Tonedef131 09-17-2009 01:58 PM

I do, it helps compact the trub tighter in the bottom of the brewpot so I can get more clear wort off faster.

GilaMinumBeer 09-17-2009 02:01 PM

Why not? You may not be able to see through a Stout or Porter but, you can still see how bright it is, or isn't.

schristian619 09-17-2009 10:30 PM

+1 I always use it in all of my beers.

jasonsbeer 09-18-2009 02:36 AM

I'm planning on making a double chocolate stout soon. I'll be adding cocoa powder to the boil with 10 mins left. Will whirlfloc affect the chocolate flavor? I'm wondering if it might adversely affect the chocolate flavor by forcing the cocoa out of suspension more quickly.

JoeMama 09-18-2009 02:42 AM

It shouldnt. I made a DC Ras stout a while back and used a whirfloc. It was one of the tastiest brews I have accomplished.
-Me

Ksosh 09-18-2009 02:44 AM

I used both whirlfloc and irish moss in my Sinebrychoff Porter clone, and it took first place in a local fair competition in the 'Stouts and Porters' category. Tastes great, and apparently can be to style with it, so go for it!!

Ksosh 09-18-2009 02:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jasonsbeer (Post 1554748)
I'm planning on making a double chocolate stout soon. I'll be adding cocoa powder to the boil with 10 mins left. Will whirlfloc affect the chocolate flavor? I'm wondering if it might adversely affect the chocolate flavor by forcing the cocoa out of suspension more quickly.

I did something similar (cocoa powder with whirlfloc in a chocolate stout) and it's still very chocolately (is that a word?), and there's still some cocoa powder floating around in the bottled beer. That said, I used 6 oz of cocoa powder for 15 mins into the boil, if that helps your measurements at all.


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