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Old 04-27-2011, 01:48 AM   #1
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Default Help! Forgot to add Irish moss during boil...

I just finished moving a pale ale into the fermenting bucket, and I realized that I forgot to add the Irish moss during the last 15 minutes of the boil. Would it be okay to boil some irish moss in a small amount of water and then add it to primary? Or would it hurt the beer? Would it even work?

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Old 04-27-2011, 01:53 AM   #2
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I would just leave it alone. I dont always use irish moss just makes the beer clearer.

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Old 04-27-2011, 01:54 AM   #3
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don't bother. if clarity is important to you, wait until fermentation is finished and use gelatin.

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Old 04-27-2011, 01:56 AM   #4
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don't bother. if clarity is important to you, wait until fermentation is finished and use gelatin.
I agree
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:56 AM   #5
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don't bother. if clarity is important to you, wait until fermentation is finished and use gelatin.
This.

Or cold crash @ 33-35F for a few days. Or both.
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:56 AM   #6
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if you cold-crash, it does the same thing as irish moss. i keg, and use irish moss for competition beers

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Old 04-27-2011, 02:00 AM   #7
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Can I cold crash if I plan on bottling? When do I do it?

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after fermentation is complete. that is when you have reached your expected final gravity and it hasn't changed in three days.

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So I crash cool before bottling? Will this slow carbonation?

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after fermentation is complete. that is when you have reached your expected final gravity and it hasn't changed in three days.
Ditto.

It won't effect bottling. Even in crystal clear beer (to the human eye) that has not been filtered contains ~100,000 yeast cells per ml, more than plenty for bottling.
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