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Old 01-23-2009, 02:58 PM   #1
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I bought some of these Whirlfloc tablets from a supplier I just discovered. He offered both these and the regular Irish Moss. Do you just throw one in your 5 gallon batch while it's brewing or what? Thought I'd try these--I'm always looking for the newer and possibly easier way to get things done.

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Old 01-23-2009, 02:59 PM   #2
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Drop a tablet in the boil with about 5 minutes remaining.

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Old 01-23-2009, 03:17 PM   #3
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I used one for the first time recently. I had seen in multiple places instructions to add them in the last 15 minutes of the boil, so I did. This batch of Amber Ale seems very clear in the better bottle, two weeks in.

Since then, I have seen advice (supposedly from the company that makes whirfloc) not to add them until 5 minutes before the end of the boil, more than 5 minutes makes them work less.

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One is good for ten gallons. I split them in half.

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Old 01-23-2009, 05:03 PM   #5
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I called them a while back, and they stated that 1 tablet is good for 10 gallons. Therefore splitting them in half for 5 gallon batches is fine (and a whole tablet does not do any more good).

Also, they recommended no longer than 5 minutes in the boil.

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